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How To Undo An Email In Gmail (Undo An Email Up To 30 Seconds After Sending!)

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Published on Mar 6, 2013

How To Undo An Email In Gmail | (Undo An Email Up To 30 Seconds After Sending!)

Learn how to undo an email in Gmail by following the quick steps in this video.

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How To Undo An Email In Gmail
If you want to undo an email that you've sent you can do so for up to 30 seconds, but you first have to activate it. So click on the top right gearbox, and click on Settings.
Once you're in Settings, click on Labs, and here scroll all the way down until you see "Undo Send."
Click 'Enable.'
Then scroll down, click Save Changes.
Let it load.
Now you have to customize the setting of "Undo Send."
Go back to Settings, by clicking on the top right gearbox, then Settings.
In the General tab, scroll down until you find "Undo Send."
As you see here we have it enabled, and cancellation period, and in "Send cancelation period," the default is 10 seconds, you can change it to 5, 20, or 30 seconds, so we're going to change it to the maximum 30 seconds.
Go all the way down and click Save.
Now what that means, is that you can send an email and within 30 seconds if you see that it wasn't the right one you have the option of unsending the email.
We'll do a quick test.
Press Send.
Now you see up here: "Your message has been sent."
You can either view it, or if you know right away you made a mistake, click Undo.
"Sending has been undone."
Back to the original email, where you can now edit it or change whatever you need, and then you can send the correct email.
That's how to undo an email in Gmail!

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