How to undo sent messages on Gmail?


Sometimes, it is possible that you might send a dirty e-mail to your dad instead of sending it to your girl friend 😛 That would be definitely a potential embarrassing email. So, it would be obviously awesome if we do have an option to undo that action. How can we do that? Its quite simple: Just log into your gmail account. Go to Settings, [For total noobs, it is the gear icon on the right hand side of the page: select settings from the drop down menu]. By default you will be on the General settings tab. Click on the the “Labs” tab and then scroll down until you see the “Undo Send” by Yuzo F. It will be in disable mode by default. Please choose the enable radio button to enable and press Save Changes. Go back to inbox, just refresh the page and done, there you go you have your life saving feature enabled.

How it works?

After sending a message, a yellow bar will appear at the top of your Gmail saying “Your message has been sent” and will offer you the option to “undo” or “view message “. If you click on “undo”, your message turns back into a draft. But be swift – the option will only hang around for a few seconds!

PS: What is Google Labs? — “The Labs section is where the creators test out new or interesting features, which could change, break or disappear at any time.”




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