Tech Friday: Adding Undo Send to your Gmail

Posted By on February 21, 2014

Have you ever clicked the “send” button after typing a Gmail and realized you forgot to include something or made a mistake? Maybe addressed the email wrong … or written something that you regret saying?

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Well Google Labs has a simple, but limited way, to “unSend” that email IF you enable the Undo Send Lab and use Gmail from the browser. It can give you up to 30 seconds* to “Undo” the send (depending on your settings*). Give it a try.

  1. Click the gear icon gear in the top right.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click the Labs tab.
  4. Find the "Undo Send" lab and select the Enable radio button.
  5. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

Select the amount of time you have to undo sending a message by clicking the gear icon, and finding the "Undo Send:" section in the General tab of your Settings.

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Comments

  • Herb Green

    Wow that was a great tip. Thanks.

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  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.