Gmail unveils new "undo send" function for emails

Gmail unveils new "undo send" function for emails

25 Jun 2015

There is finally a way to recall emails you didn't mean to send!

We all know that feeling when we accidentally send something to someone we didn’t mean to and there's no way of getting it back. Lucky for us, Gmail released an “undo send” feature, so panic no more.

The new feature can be turned on from your Gmail settings menu and gives you a ‘cancellation period’ of up to 30 seconds after sending an email, which you can call back. The feature has actually been in the settings section for some time as a BETA version, and was recently added to the mobile app.

“Today we’re adding ‘Undo Send’ as a formal setting in Gmail on the web”, explained Google in a blog post. “’Undo Send’ allows people using Gmail to cancel a sent mail if they have second thoughts after sending. The feature can be enabled from the General tab in Gmail settings”.

Google executive Sundar Pichai said that 75% of Gmail users access their accounts from mobile devices. “For now, if they want the ability to unsend emails, they’ll need to install the company’s Inbox app rather than using its main Gmail app or mobile website.”

Thanks for having our back, Google...