Have you ever sent out an email and then immediately regretted it? On more than one occasion I’ve noticed a typo just milliseconds after hitting the send button. Even worse, I have accidentally hit “Reply to All” when I only intended to reply to one person. For those of you who share my chagrin, Gmail has just introduced a new feature that will allow you to “Undo” a sent email for up to 30 seconds after it has been sent. Follow these quick steps to setup the Gmail Undo Send feature in your inbox.
1. In the upper right hand corner of your screen, click on the icon shaped like a gear.
2. A drop down menu will appear. Click on “Settings”.
3. Scroll down the settings page and check the box labeled “Enable Undo Send”.
4. Set your cancellation period. This is the amount of seconds Gmail will hold your email before they send it.
5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select “Save Changes”. (Click Image to Enlarge)
6. From now on when you send an E-mail, there will be a yellow notification at the top of your inbox with an option to “Undo”.