Gmail users everywhere rejoice! Google Inc in all its wisdom now allows you to undo sent emails that for one reason or another you wish you had not sent.
How many times did you wish you could take back a message? If you’re like most people, you probably sent at least a handful of emails that you immediately regretted.
Maybe you typed the recipient’s name wrong inside the email, maybe you forgot to attach important photos or documents that the recipient needed, maybe you didn’t think to mention the latest update on an issue, or maybe you accidentally sent a personal email to a work acquaintance. Whatever the reason, you most likely found yourself longing for an undo options at some point in your life.
But Google Inc has finally heard you. The company has introduced a feature appropriately called “Undo Send”, which allows user to cancel the delivery of an inappropriate email in five to thirty (5 to 30) seconds of pressing “Send”.
The feature works by automatically delaying the delivery of an email for 30 seconds after the user presses “Send”, so if you decide to press “Undo Send”, the tool will not erase your message from the recipient’s inbox, but instead simply stop it from being delivered in the first place.
Google Inc released a statement explaining the introduction of such an option: “Previously a popular feature in Gmail Labs, and recently added to Inbox by Gmail, we’re adding ‘Undo Send’ as a formal setting in Gmail on the web”.
The feature is turned off by default, however turning it on could not be easier. All you have to do is go to your settings button, and you will find “Undo Send” in the general options. Now simply decide what cancellation time period you want to set and never worry about an email again.
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