We’ve all sent that email we couldn’t take back whether it was a sappy email to your ex, an inappropriate joke sent to the boss, or maybe you weren’t supposed to hit “reply-all” and did on accident and now the whole company knows about your next doctor visit. The feeling of regret is instant, as if there’s no coming back from this one. Well, I’d like you to meet a new friend of mine that can fix those problems. It’s Gmail’s new Undo Send feature. There’s a 10 second time frame to “undo” the outgoing email. What an embarrassment saver!
Here’s how to enable it:
1. Click the gear icon in the top right hand corner of the Gmail window and click on your Settings gear icon from the dropdown menu.
2. Select Labs from the row of available tabs.
3. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page where you’ll find Undo Send and click the Enable selection bubble.
4. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the screen.
5. Breath a sigh of relief.
Now after you send an email in Gmail, the yellow pop-up box will appear to inform you “Your message has been sent.” and you’ll have 2 options: 1. Undo or 2. View message. Keep in mind, you’ll only have about 10 seconds to decide if you really, actually want that email sent out. If you decide it’s a bad idea, Click “Undo” and your email will reopen in the composer window.
You can take it easy now.
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