Haven’t you ever sent an email, by error, to the wrong address or with the wrong content and wished you could undo? How many times did you say: “If only I could turn back the clock !” ?
Did you know you could undo a sent email?
Some well-wishing wizards from the Gmail Labs had the solution but had it low profile. This solution exists since 2010, but I never noticed it.
Here’s how to do it.
Go to Gmail Labs by clicking the green lab Flask icon above Gmail Search Buttons.
Search for the Lab Feature “Undo Send” and enable it
Customize the time to allow the undo operation
Step 5 – The Test
Write a test email and send it. The undo function will automatically appear on the right of the confirmation notice. To undo click on it within the time alloted.
You are done. The bad deed undone. A confirmation message should then appear.
You should then have the email back in the Drafts’ folder, to edit. correct and resend.
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