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Enable Undo Send Feature Gmail Settings

We all depend on e-mail as the primary source of communication. We may sometimes make mistakes while mailing. Though they are small, they can be disastrous in a few cases like sending resumes, business letters, etc.  But you can undo your sent mail. Yes, many of us don’t know this feature present in Gmail Settings. It is a less known feature and a very effective one. This feature is not visible by default. It has to be enabled manually.

Step 1

  • Move your cursor to the right upper corner.
  • Click on the Gear icon.
  • Select ‘Settings’

Step 2

  • Under ‘Settings’ Select ‘Labs’ as shown below.

Step 3

  • Scroll down to find ‘Undo send.
  • Enable it by clicking on the radio button “Enable”.

Step 4

  • You can customize the time delay. The default time is set to 10 Sec but you can also change it to 20 or 30 Sec.
  • For this go to “settings”->General->Undo send.
  • Using the drop-down box you can change ‘Send cancellation period’.

Now let us see how this feature in Gmail Settings work.

  • Compose a mail and press send button.
  • Now you can see a message at the top of the screen saying.
  • If you want to undo the sent e-mail click on here.

So this is how you can undo a sent e-mail in Gmail.