Today Gmail Officially Adds ‘Undo Send’ as a formal setting in Gmail on the web.
Ever wish you hadn’t just sent that email, tweet or Facebook post? Well now there is an app that will help you do something about the emails and Gmail itself is now offering a service that can help. Just hope that you use the new feature before the other person gets the email.
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‘Undo Send’ allows people using Gmail to cancel a sent mail if they have second thoughts immediately after sending. The feature is turned off by default for those not currently using the Labs version, and can be enabled from the General tab in Gmail settings.
So how do you enable Gmail’s undo feature? Go to the little gear icon in the upper right hand corner and select “Settings.” Down the page you’ll see the “Undo Send” section. You can choose between 5, 10, 20 and 30 second windows of unsendability. Make sure you hit “Save Changes” at the bottom and you’re all set.
The next time you hit send on an email that you probably shouldn’t have, you’ve got precisely that many seconds to change your mind and hit the undo button at the top of the page.