Enable Undo Send option in Gmail

How often you hold your head after sending an email to a wrong email address? Many times we send incomplete emails forgetting to attach the important document and regretting later. Well, all your woes are now over. Gmail now has an Undo Send option. You send an email and want to stop it, just click the Undo link and it will not go to the target email address. Here is how you can enable this option :

Undo Send in Gmail

  1. Visit http://www.gmail.com/ and logon to your Gmail account.
  2. Click on the Settings on the top-right, then click on the Labs button.

    Click on the Labs link in Gmail settings

  3. Scroll down and choose Enable against the Undo Send feature. Then click on the button labeled Save Settings on the bottom.

    Enable Undo Send feature in Gmail

  4. Again click on the Settings on the top-right and choose General tab this time. Scroll down and you can choose the undo time option. You can choose a time from 5 to 30 seconds as shown. Click Save Changes button on the bottom.

    Customizing Undo Send feature in Gmail

  5. That’s it. Now when you compose a new email and send it or just forward an email, you will see an Undo option for the time period you set in the step 4 above.

This feature cannot pull back an email that has already gone. It just holds your message for five to thirty seconds so you have a chance to hit the panic button. If you close Gmail or your browser crashes in those few seconds, the email will be sent and you will not be able to undo it.