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
    How to use Gmail without internet! Follow these steps to send email offline
    1/5 With the internet becoming a necessity, it is now difficult to imagine even a single day without it. Almost all your work- from official to personal requires an internet connection. Even the apps you have on your phone require an internet connection to run including email. However, what if you are facing an internet issue and you have to send an important mail? Now, Gmail can be used to send email offline. Yes, you will not require any internet connection for the same. (Unsplash)
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    2/5 You will be able to read, respond to, and search your Gmail messages even when you are not connected to the Internet by visiting It can be noted that in order to make it easier to use Gmail to send email offline, it is recommended to bookmark in Chrome. Also if you are using Gmail with your work or school account, you can ask your admin to help change your settings. Wondering how to get Gmail offline? Check it below. (Unsplash)
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    3/5 On your computer, make sure you have downloaded Chrome. You can only use Gmail offline in a Chrome browser window, not using Incognito mode. Then go to Gmail offline settings or click on the link- (Unsplash)
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    4/5 Check "Enable offline mail." Choose your settings, such as how many days of messages you want to sync and finally click Save changes. (Unsplash)
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    5/5 You can also bookmark Gmail to use offline. You can bookmark your inbox to make accessing your email offline easier. In Chrome, open your Gmail inbox and to the right of the address bar, click Star. (Unsplash)
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    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.

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

    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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