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June 24, 2015

Gmail adds  Undo Send feature to Web and Chrome OS

Gmail_logoHave you ever sent an email to the wrong person or company?  Depending on the content of the email, it can be embarrassing, (extremely so in some cases, I know) and exasperating. Google has now unveiled the Undo Send feature to Gmail on the web for those situations.

The feature has actually been available for a few weeks as part of the Gmail “Labs” or Chrome OS beta channel if your using a Chromebook , (like myself) but, now it’s available for all.

To enable it, click on the settings cog on the top right of your screen, then choose Settings, make sure your in the General tab, scroll down until you see the Undo Send option, and check the box to enable the feature. Google has given users an option of four time settings 5, 10, 20 or 30 seconds for the cancellation period. I don’t understand the reasoning to undo emails within the first 5 seconds when there’s a longer 30-second option available.

The Gmail mobile application doesn’t have the Undo Send functionality yet, but should make its way there soon. There is a way to use Undo Send right now though, through the Inbox by Gmail application.

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini