Have you ever been in that moment where you realised the send button should not be pressed? You know that one embarrassing email? Or the email that went to ALL instead to that one person? You will be happy to hear this news …
Google to rescue with the Gmail UNDO SEND button!
Today we’re adding ‘Undo Send’ as a formal setting in Gmail on the web.
Google announced in their blog post.
In the Labs for too long…
This feature has been available to lab users for some time, six years to be exact! Yeah, pretty long huh?
Even though it doesn’t exactly let you pluck an email from a user’s inbox, it does give you a few extra seconds that could save your life, or at least a bit of embarrassment..
Finally, after six years of experimenting Gmail labs, Google has made its ‘Undo Send’ tool an official and permanent feature to all Gmail users. No more email shame 🙂 All you have to do is enable it in your Gmail account.
How to turn it on?
It can be turned on from within Gmail’s Settings menu, under the General tab (the first one you will land on):
To be able to use the Gmail undo send feature, simply navigate to your Gmail “Settings” in the menu directly below your profile photo. Tick the “Enable Undo Send”, along with a drop-down that lets you customise the cancellation period for the feature: 5, 10, 20 or 30 seconds during which we can call out the send process.
Will that work?
Well, kind of. If you are the quick thinking type 🙂 Because the maximum Google will give us to understand our mistake, is only 30 seconds. Better that than nothing, you probably think. Yep, it may be just enough to realise send button should not been press.
CAUTION: Even now with such a great feature available, please do not try to craft messages to your ex in the middle of the night. It will be too late to reverse the sent email after you wake up in the morning, ha!