Regret Sending an Email? Now ‘Undo Send’ on Gmail!

Gmail adds ‘undo send’ feature that will enable users to stop an unwanted email from reaching its destination.

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Now unsend emails with Gmail. (Photo: <a href="">Gmail Blog</a>)

Google finally has the answer to one of your most enduring internet woes.

The popular search engine is making it easier for people to steer clear of the trouble that can be caused by a misdirected or inappropriate email.

It has now added the option ‘undo send’ as a setting in Gmail on the web which will allow users to prevent the delivery of an email within 30 seconds of hitting the send button. Talk about a godsend!

Screengrab of the announcement on the official <a href="">gmail blog</a>.
Screengrab of the announcement on the official gmail blog.

The ‘undo send’ feature has already been around for the past six years in Google’s experimental labs, but it required Gmail users to take extra steps to get it.

Here’s how you can enable the feature on your Gmail account:

Go to the little cog icon in the upper right hand corner and select “Settings.” It will open up a dropdown window. Scroll down the page and 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.

You can enable the feature by going into the setting of your Gmail.
You can enable the feature by going into the setting of your Gmail.

The company had inserted the “undo send” feature last month into an email application called “Inbox” designed for mobile devices.

Gmail is the most popular email service worldwide with more than 900 million account holders – according to statistics that Google released last month.

(With inputs from AP)

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