You know that dread you feel when you realize that you forgot to edit the email, didn’t attach something important and the recipient isn’t someone you want to think you’re a moron, or you realize that your email was really harsh and you never should have written it in the first place… Gmail’s “undo” button is for just those occasions.
If enabled, Gmail will give you five seconds to click “undo” and prevent the message from reaching the intended recipient’s inbox.
- In your gmail account click “Settings” in the top right corner.
- In settings, click on the “Labs” tab.
- Scroll down to the “Undo Send” lab and click, “Enable.”
How Undo Works
You write and email and click send, and subsequently regret it.
Within five seconds of clicking send, select, “Undo.”
After hitting “Undo,” the email goes back to draft mode where you can edit or delete it.