Gmail is a free email service provided by Google. As of 2019, it had 1.5 billion active users worldwide. A user typically accesses Gmail in a web browser or the official mobile app. Google also supports the use of email clients via the POP and IMAP protocols. Have you ever clicked ‘send’ on an email message and immediately remembered that you forgot to add a subject, or you forgot to add your signature? Gmail allows users to unsend a message, giving users time to edit and correct your email before sending it out to the recepient. How to Unsend an Email in Gmail
Although the time limit is quite short, the feature definitely comes in handy in cases of emergency. When using a computer, Google allows up to 30 seconds for undoing a sent message, and five seconds when using the app on your smartphone.
Here is how to unsend a message on Gmail
How to Recall an Email in Gmail in 4 Easy steps
Login to your Gmail account using your email id and password and go to settings
Click on the General tab
After clicking settings, click the General tab
‘Undo Send’ option
You will find the ‘Undo Send’ option. Click on the ‘enable Undo Send option’.
Click the cancellation period
You will require to click the cancellation period which ranges from 5-30 seconds
Click on save changes
Click on save changes. After this, you will be able to use the undo send feature on Gmail.
Now, when you send the email, you will see undo option on the left-hand bottom of the screen.
Recall your email
After hitting the undo button within the time span chosen by you, you can recall your email and you will view the message ‘sending undone’.
On your Smartphone
- Once you have sent the message, you will see a notification saying message sent with the option to undo
- Tap undo to recall the message and go back to the compose window.
Gmail also allows users to set the cancellation timer to their preferences. To do this, click on setting on the top right-hand side of the page. Click on see all settings. You will find the undo send here with the option to choose from five, 10, 20 or 30 second timer. Save the changes once you have selected your preferred time limit.
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