website statistics

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Rated: 4.00/5)
Loading...

Here is a tip about a little known feature in Gmail, one that should be greatly appreciated and useful to a lot of people: You can choose to cancel a sent email 30 seconds after you press the “Send” button. This useful feature is hidden from most users who don’t know where to look, so here’s a quick guide from Mashable to avoiding social and workplace faux pas with the click of a button. Be aware that the feature is part of Gmail Labs, though. That means it’s still in testing and it might not always work as intended.

Go to Gmail Labs


Since the Undo Send feature is part of Gmail Labs, you’ll have to navigate to the Gmail Labs page to activate it. Load up Gmail (Gmail) and look in the top-right corner of the page. Between your e-mail address and Settings you’ll see the green Labs icon. Give it a click.


Enable “Undo Send” and Save Your Changes


You’ll be presented with a list of features Google (Google) is testing in Gmail. Some are very useful and some are just fun. We’ve gone into more depth on all Gmail Labs has to offer in previous articles, but this time we’re here just for the Undo Send feature.

You’ll usually find it close to the bottom of the list. We’ve included a picture of it above so you know what you’re looking for. Just select Enable then scroll down and save your changes.


Customize Undo Send’s Duration


By default, Gmail gives you a 10-second window of time in which you may undo a sent e-mail. You can change that to five, 20 or 30 seconds by going to Settings (in the top right corner of the main Gmail page, right next to the Labs icon) and finding the Undo Send section inside the “General” tab.

There you can enable or disable Undo Send and change the duration with a drop-down selection box as pictured above.


Write and Send Your E-mail


Now that Undo Send is enabled, it works each time you send a new e-mail. You don’t have to do anything unusual beforehand to make it possible to use Undo Send with that e-mail.


Click the “Undo” Button After You Send


Now you have either five, 10, 20 or 30 seconds to undo your sent e-mail, depending on what you selected under Settings.

As soon as you hit Send, a subtle line of text will appear above your Inbox saying “Your message has been sent.” It will be accompanied by a few extra options. Among them is “Undo.” Click that within the allotted time and your faux pas will be prevented.

Note that you can hit “Z” on your keyboard, the Gmail shortcut for undo. Just don’t navigate away from or close this page, because once you do, you’ll lose the opportunity to undo your sent message forever.


“Sending Has Been Undone”


You’ll immediately be taken back to the e-mail composition page, and your e-mail will be in draft form, unsent and ready for further editing — or deletion, if writing it was ill-advised to begin with!

Source: Mashable.


Indian Tablet Maker Releases Another Ultra Cheap Tablet PC: The $50 Allgo

Who will Facebook ‘borrow’ from next?
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post
  On August 23, 2010(5 years, 9 months ago.)

You May Also Like:

What Do You Think?

1 Response

  1. Machine A Sous Says:

    Really I do not think that it can be “useful to a lot of people”. The only time I wished I did not send an email was because I forgot to add my attachments and usually you do not realize that in the 30 next seconds after pressing the button “send”.
    So, not useful in my case.

    Posted on August 24th, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Leave a Reply




Loading Facebook Comments ...

FTC Disclosure: Some of the links of this website are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission.


Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

If you're still struggling to take selfie on iPhone then check it out to know how to take photos from far using iPhone's headset as a remote.
Even if your iPhone is locked, people can reply from the lock screen. Check out, how to turn off the quick reply message from locked screen.
Have you forgot Apple ID password or having trouble signing in? Check out this tutorial to reset the password.
Even if iPhone is muted, still Siri's voice is loudly chime. Now you can change the setting to silence Siri using your iPhone's mute switch.
Check out how to teach Siri about nicknames and relationships of the important people in your life in order to make your life easier.
Has your iPhone suddenly turned black & white? Check out this tutorial to know possible reasons & how to fix iPhone screen with few taps.
Check out this tutorial to download FREE movies and TV Shows streaming Showbox app and install it on your Android smartphone or tablet.
Parental Controls allows you to put restrictions on apps or content that can or can not be used by anyone else on your Apple iPhone or iPad.
If you want to print from iPhone without using any computer, check this out to connect and print wirelessly right from the Apple device.
Using Siri, anyone can bypass the Passcode even if iPhone or iPad is locked. Check out this to know how you can disable Siri on lock screen.
Close You Have To Login
User:
Pass:
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook