How to un-send a Gmail message you regret

By Alexandra Golaszewska

Everyone has done this: you hit Send on an email and immediately wish you hadn't. Google has a fix for that. Undo Send has been available via Google Labs for a while, but now it's part of every user's Gmail options. Here's how to set it up:

  • In your main Mail window, go to the gear on the upper right.
  • Click it and go down to Settings.
  • Scroll down and click Enable Undo Send.
  • Set your cancellation period; you can have up to 30 seconds.