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How to Undo a Sent Email in Gmail

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Email is a powerful Tool nowadays with official as well as personal matters communication is done using it. The drawback of this technology is that once an email is sent, you cant Undo it. Fortunately Gmail provides an option to Undo a Sent Email. Here is How you can Undo an Email even after you have hit the ‘Send’ Button.


The Option to Undo a Sent Email is Disabled by Default and has to be Enabled. It gives you a 30 sec. Window after hitting to Send Button to ‘Unsend’ you Email.

Step-by-Step Guide

1. Go to your Gmail Inbox and Click on the ‘Gear’ Icon on the Top Right Corner of the Window.

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2. A Drop Down Menu Opens. Choose ‘Settings’ from it.
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3. A Row of Tabs appear. Select ‘Labs’ from it.
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4. Scroll Down until you Find ‘Undo Send’ and Click Enable.

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5. Hit the ‘Save Changes’ Button at the end of the page. Gmail will Reload.

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6. Say Voila!! Now Whenever you send an Email, Gmail will give you an option to Undo it.

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The Undo Option is available for 10 sec. by default. You can Increase it upto 30 sec. by selecting the ‘General’ Tab in the Row of tabs  and Scrolling Down to Undo Send. Here You can select a cancellation Period of upto 30 sec.

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Save yourself from Embarrassment or Regret and use the Gmail feature to your advantage

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