Google Labs are at it again! The Official Gmail blog has revealed yet another new feature to their kitty. This time it’s Undo Send of the Email you just sent. Say if you accidentally sent a ‘Love you’ mail to your ex or a Birthday wish which you intended to save as draft, no need to worry. You will now be allowed to Undo the action!


Mind you! this feature won’t recall an email that’s already gone; it just holds your message for five seconds so you have a chance to hit the panic button. The message will be sent even if the connection is lost or you closed the browser.

To enable the Undo Send feature, turn on Undo Send in Gmail Labs under Settings, and you’ll see a new “Undo” link on every sent mail confirmation. Click “Undo,” and your message will be caught before it’s sent and take you right back to compose.

This will surely one of the few really useful features from the labs off-late. What YOU think of it?

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16 thoughts on “GMail now Supports UNDO SEND Feature

    • @Steve,
      Unfortunately NO. I can think of only one reason behind this. If they increase the time delay, the email wont be delivered instantly as it is the case right now. Say if you enable the option and someday you want to send an email urgently, it would still wait for 10 secs before sending, which is not desirable.

  1. 5 seconds is not that helpful of a regret recall feature. Usually you send an email and think about it minutes or hours later and want to recall it. A truly helpful recall feature would allow for a lot more time to recall.

  2. Hey dats nice… but then cant Gmail recall back the emails even after a hour if the recipient does not read it i mean like the Outlook kind !!!

  3. Fine, 5 second undo. I’d love to see another button for a later time that would erase the message from the sender box, the receiver box, and everything in between. Just erase it like it was never sent! So many times, after thought, the next day….!
    Or, change the sending options to “Send Urgent Now” or “Send with Delay”. The airline computers I used to work with had message urgency options.

  4. i wish it was the outlook type…where the sender can recall the email; but in outlook, the receiver does get to know that an email has been recalled 4om his/her inbox…but who cares as long as he/she dont get to read the contents…..

    • Can’t see the point of writing “4om” instead of “from”. It’s not an SMS and we all believe your “street cred” without havin’ to write da words like u do, man… Yeah… Coool

  5. actually I dislike that I have a feeling saying it’s not an actual recall … it’s just a delay in sending for less than 10 seconds !!!

    hope gmail guys develop a real recall soon

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