Gmail Tips: Undo a sent email in Gmail

Did you ever hit the *send* button on an email and then instantly know it was wrong and to grab it, only to realize that it was gone? There is a remedy for this issue.

UPDATE:  This feature has now been added to the standard Gmail options.  You can find it now under:

SETTINGS  GENERAL about half way down the page

Did you ever hit the *send* button on an email and then instantly know it was wrong and to grab it, only to realize that it was gone? There is a remedy for this issue.

If you use Gmail/Google Apps you need to know about Google “Labs” which allows the user to experiment with features which that quite “ready for primetime” yet.  One of first features to try is . . .

Undo Sendby Yuzo FYou

Undo Send - Gmail Tips

Undo Send from Gmail Tips

 

This feature allows you to undo “sent” email for up to 10 seconds with the “undo” a sent email function.  You may not need it often, but when you need, you REALLY need it.  You can find it under the Labs button in your Gmail settings.  Gmail Tips.

Posted by Shawn Roberts

On this blog, I write about and try to answer practical Oklahoma legal questions. My focus and most experience is in estate planning and business issues including Oklahoma non-compete law. I make a living as an attorney in the law firm I founded, Cazes Roberts, PLLC in Oklahoma City. I live in Edmond with wife Amy and my two children, Sam (17) and David (9). We live precisely in the path of where the "wind comes sweeping down the plains."