Sometimes the documents could contain personal information, and you might have sent them to the wrong email address. Mistaken email delivery to the recipient is another possibility. You may have frequently sent incorrect papers to your coworkers or supervisors, and you wish you had time to undo sending that email.
Gmail offers you the option to retrieve a sent email. One of Gmail’s most practical and little-known features is the undo function. When using this function, you have 30 seconds to cancel an email that has already been sent if you wish to go back and change something. You may recall an email on Gmail by following these instructions in order to spare yourself the embarrassment of accidentally sending it to the wrong person.
How to Recall an email with Undo Send
- If you decide you don’t want to send an email, you have a short time to cancel it. Right after you send a message, you can retract it:
- In the bottom left, you’ll see “Message sent” and the option to “Undo” or “View message”.
Choose an amount of time to recall a message
- On your computer, go to Gmail.
- In the top right, click Settings Settings and then See all settings.
- Next to “Undo Send,” select a Send cancellation period of 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds.
- At the bottom, click Save changes.