Unsend An Email With Gmail

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Undo Sending Your Email

Have you ever sent an email and instantly thought of something you would like to double check but it’s already too late? Spotted a typo just as you hit send? Or forgotten to include an attachment? I have. If you are a Gmail user there is a quick hack that will allow you to ‘unsend’ an email up to 30 seconds after you click send.

How To Unsend An Email

To have the option to take back an email after it has been sent, follow these five steps:

1. Login to your Gmail account and click on the Cog in the top right corner of the screen, then click Settings.

Gmail Settings

 

2. Select the Labs tab.

Gmail Labs Tab

 

3. Scroll down the screen and Enable Undo Send and click Save.

Gmail Undo Send Email

 

4. Repeat Step 1 but this time select the General Tab and scroll down to Undo Send.

Undo Send Email 10 Seconds

 

5. Select either 5, 10, 20 or 30 seconds to undo your sent email and click Save Changes at the bottom of the screen.

 

The next time you send an email from your Gmail account you will the option to ‘undo’ for the time frame you selected.

Gmail Undo

This is a very useful feature of Gmail and can prevent mistakes from being made when sending an email. Please comment below and let us know your most useful day to day tip when communicating online, we love finding out cool new tips too.

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One Response to Unsend An Email With Gmail

  1. Michael May 30, 2015 at 4:11 pm #

    Good tip Stephen, once in a while this feature will come in handy.

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