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How to Unsend Emails in Gmail

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Written by Naveen Robsworth

Did you ever regret sending an Email to a wrong person? Or did you just sent an Email with an awful lot of typos? Well, these are some of the most embarrassing situations with Emails and you’d suffer from Sender’s regret for the rest of the day. Well, Google has finally addressed one of the most common problems faced by the Gmail users. Google has incorporated the Undo feature which allows you to unsend Emails in Gmail.

It’s not the first time that Google embedded this feature in Gmail. Earlier it was available in the Gmail’s experimental features and it was still in experimental phase and allows users to undo Emails within 10 seconds. Now this has been added to one of the Gmail’s core features with feasibility to change the time frame before which you can unsend Emails. You can adjust the time from 5 seconds to 30 seconds which might be enough to rescue your Email from getting into someone’s mailbox. So, let’s see how you can Unsend Emails in Gmail.

How to Unsend Emails in Gmail

  1. Login to your Gmail account.
  2. Click on the Gear icon and select the Settings option from the drop-down menu.
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  3. Under the General tab in the settings, search for the Undo Send option and make sure it’s enabled. From the drop-down menu adjacent to it, select the cancellation period in seconds. I would suggest you to select the maximum time as you can never be too careful.
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  4. Browse to the bottom of the page and click on Save Changes to make the changes permanent.
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  5. The next time you send the Email, you’ll see an Undo button at the top so that you can unsend the Email.
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  6. If you click the Undo button, the Email will be opened in the composer and you’ll see the below message.
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That’s it, folks. You can now unsend Emails in Gmail if you’re quick enough to check your mistakes after sending.