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Scary! Sent the wrong email to your boss? Rush! Undo it with the amazing Gmail unsend

If you’ve ever sent an email and immediately regretted it, then Gmail has your back. Here’s how to use Gmail unsend email feature.
By: HT TECH
Updated on: Nov 01 2022, 13:37 IST
Know how to unsend emails on Gmail. (HT_PRINT)
Know how to unsend emails on Gmail. (HT_PRINT)

Emails have changed the way we officially communicate with each other, making letters a thing of the past. Emails have become so ingrained in our lives that the first thing many of us do in the morning is look at our inbox. Sometimes, we also send the wrong email, creating scary situation, especially if it was sent it to the boss. Regrettably, it happens too often for comfort.

However, a wrong email sent to the wrong person could potentially be a recipe for a disaster. But did you know that Gmail allows you to unsend an email in a limited-time window? Yes, you can actually unsend emails. In such cases, you can "Undo" the emails you've sent. You can even specify the time under which you can undo a sent email. Thankfully, Gmail itself provides a small alert every time to remind you.

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Before using the unsend feature, you need to set it up to determine the period of time in which you can unsend it.

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Set up the unsend feature

Step 1:

On your computer, go to Gmail.

Step 2:

In the top right, click Settings and then click See all settings.

Step 3:

Next to "Undo Send," select a Send cancellation period of 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds.

Step 4:

At the bottom, click Save changes. 

How to unsend an email

Step 1:

After you send an email, in the bottom left, you'll see "Message sent" and the option to "Undo" or "View message".

Step 2:

 Click Undo to unsend the email.

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First Published Date: 01 Nov, 13:08 IST
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