Many of us regret the fact that an unedited email is sent by us to any high corporate body or friends or family members without attaching the file, or without re-reviewing the content of the body
You can undo this message immediately only seconds afer you have accidently clicked the “Send” button. Here are few easy steps:
Step 1: Activating Undo Send In Gmail
Open the Settings Gear on the top-right side of your Gmail inbox.
Step 2: Activating Undo Send In Gmail
Click on Settings from the drop down menu
Step 3: Activating Undo Send In Gmail
Go to the Labs tab under Settings
Step 4: Activating Undo Send In Gmail
Search for “Undo Send” in “Available Labs” and click on Enable to enable it.
Step 5: How to Undo a Sent Email in Gmail
When you have accidentally sent an email or if you just realized you’ve sent a mail with a typo or a mail to the wrong recipient, you have 10 seconds of grace to undo the action. See at the Undo with red circle? Click there within 10 seconds of sending the email.
Step 6: Changing the grace time to undo sent mails in Gmail (default is 10 seconds)
Review/attach the message and click on Send
Step 7: Changing the grace time to undo sent mails in Gmail (default is 10 seconds)
Wait for 10 seconds now. You will find that the Undo button disappears. This means that your email has been sent to the recipient’s inbox after 10 seconds you have set your mail.
However, you can change this “10 seconds” time frame. Go to Settings, scroll down below General tab, look for Send cancellation period under Undo send. You have options with 5, 10, 20 and 30 seconds.
Voila!! You are now accustomed to a habit of sending mails w/o attachments and/or w/o editing the content of the body! Its always a good habit of enabling this feature because you will never know when the catastrophe bestows upon you when half-mail is sent to the recipient(s).
However, when you enable this undo email feature, the receiver will be able to view the mail only after your defined seconds you’ve clicked on “Send”.