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Undo Sending a Gmail Message

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If you ever send a Gmail message too early or you change your mind after you press "Send", there's a feature that will help you. It's called "Undo Send" and you can find in the crowded space of experimental features from Gmail Labs.

After enabling the feature, Gmail will show an "undo" link when you send a message. You have to react quickly because the link disappears in 5 seconds and there's no way to bring it back. If keyboard shortcuts are enabled in your Gmail account, a better option than clicking on "undo" is to press "z". When you undo sending a mail, Gmail saves it as a draft and you can continue editing the message or discard it.

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wow 5 seconds isn't long enough :p

Still though its an awesome addition to the service!

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yeha 5 secs seems to be shortish. but still better than nothing :)

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Almost people don't know they has mistaken with your messenger later 30 second to 1 minutes. But come to that , it's late

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This isn't about sending an email you'll regret, it's more about sending an email then thinking "Ooops i forgot to attach this" or "Oops i left the address out" etc.

In this case 5seconds is plenty.

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I always think about it the next morning... never send emails while drunk, you won't notice the 5-sec google button.

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lol that's no undo, that is probably simply a 5 secs timer to real send it

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Should have just show you the preview and then verify your need to send. Five seconds s useless, no matter what you want to do.

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This 5sec would have be enough in the timnes that i mistakly sent an email, i once turn off the PC to prevent it from beeing sent, no good, its like right in the momment that i press SEND, so 5 sec?s is enough for me, on most of the times.

Thanks

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Good feature but I doubt I will see myself using it.

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Back in the day AOL had it where you could unsend an email (both parties being AOL), as long as the other recipient hadn't opened it yet. Only Very nice feature.

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Hum, 5 sec is short, most of us agree, there should be a "retrieve mail" like outlook has.. even though not always works properly and isn't always there. But anyway, its better than nothing. Be aware of the 5 sec time limit when u all send an email :p

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Psh...I need like a min. I'll hit send, start doing something else and think "oh...my...god". :p

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Yeah I think 15 or 20 seconds is better.

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Psh...I need like a min. I'll hit send, start doing something else and think "oh...my...god". :p

As more than a few people suggested in their Google forums for the gadget, it would be best if there was a custom timer for each user to set it to whatever they want. Ideally, most people won't mind 30secs to 1min delay. But, there surely might be some people out there that would like to have a 5min delay and in this means there should also be a manual bypass button to send immediately if you feel the email was perfect.

I think this feature is great paves the way writing an email beforehand and then set an alarm for a specific time for when it should be sent. Comes in handy in certain situations where timing of emails are crucial.

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5 seconds? Why not just add a delay in sending messages according to whatever the user needs?

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5 seconds? Why not just add a delay in sending messages according to whatever the user needs?

5 days then. :rofl:

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I'd like 10 sec. but this is really a useful "feature"

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How about, delay the message until the recipient accesses it? HUHUUHUHUH

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i needs a big flashing banner that says ARE YOU DRUNK>!!!! your asking you dad if you can get some and asking your girlfriend to **** off you never want to see her again

button then says 10 -9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1.9-1.8-1.7-1.6-1.5-1.4-1.3.-1.2.-1.1 -0.9-0.8 -0 0 0 0 0 0 undo undo odnu

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Well, it's a step in the right direction.

First thing I do in Outlook is to disable auto-send ("Send" only puts stuff in outbox). It only sends when I press F9 (Send/Receive All). It saves lives, especially in offices that provides drinks on Friday nights :laugh:

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You have at least 5 seconds to unsend the email. To increase the time before the email gets delivered:


  • Click the Settings gear in your Gmail's toolbar.
  • Choose Settings from the menu that has come up.
  • Open the General category.
  • Pick the desired time to undo message delivery for Send cancellation period: __ secondsunder Undo Send:.
  • Click Save Changes.




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Only 4 years too late to this conversation :)

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It's still useful to know that you can increase the time, if needed. :)

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yeah sorry i just read about the increase today, it was in the paper lol

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