Undo Send with Gmail

Have you ever accidentally hit send before you were ready? With Gmail on the Web, and in the Gmail app on iPad, you have the ability to quickly un-send a message that you accidentally hit send. Be quick though – you only have a few seconds before it goes out the door for good!

Recall an email with Undo Send

If you decide you don’t want to send an email, you have a short time after to cancel it. Right after you send a message, you can retract it:

  1. In the bottom left, you’ll see “Message sent” and the option to “Undo” or “View message”.
  2. Click Undo.

Choose an amount of time to recall a message

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settingsand then See all settings.
  3. Next to “Undo Send,” select a Send cancellation period of 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds.