Posts Tagged ‘undo send’

How to Undo the Sending of Emails on Gmail

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

An “undo” function for emails is definitely a good idea … but it still won’t stop people from sending stuff that they regret later on.

Emails are sent automatically if you hit the send button after composing them normally. Once it is out, there is no way to undo the sending which may be problematic at times. For instance, if you notice that you have added wrong recipients, composed an email in anger that you should not have sent, because you used the wrong account, or because of spelling mistakes in the email. Google introduced an “undo send” feature on Gmail’s web interface some time ago which held the email on Google servers for a short period of time before it was actually on its way to the designated destination.


Gmail’s Undo Send Lets You Recall E-mail Up to 30 Seconds After Sending

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

This “Undo Send” feature also sounds like it would be handy for those situations where we accidentally hit “reply all” instead of “reply” …

Gmail Unsend

The other night, an unnamed Switched staffer blasted her their coworkers with yet another e-mail video of sloths. Unfortunately, right after the “send” button was hit, the anonymous sloth-lover realized that they had been inundating the poor Switched team with Bradypodidae info. (That’s what they’re called, you know.) If he or she had enabled the ‘Undo Send’ function in Gmail’s Labs, which allows the quick-thinking to cancel an outgoing e-mail, the poor girl editor would have saved herself embarrassment, and saved her coworkers from another boring missive.