Hit “Send” too soon? Learn How to Retract Gmail MessagesWednesday, August 17, 2011
Let me save you from the trouble of making such mistakes. Retracting is not a default feature in Gmail and has to be activated from your Mail Settings. ‘Undo Send’ feature helps you to retract your sent email if used within 30 seconds after the email was sent.
Ever heard of Gmail Labs? It’s a testing ground for Gmail features. If explored properly, Gmail Labs has lots of features which are very useful and one such feature is 'Undo Send'. Gmail Labs has both pros and cons.
Pros: lots of cool features to try
Cons: some of the Gmail Labs features can change, break, or disappear with time.
But Undo Send feature has been around for quite some time. Keep reading to find out how to enable the Undo Send feature in Gmail.
How to access Gmail Labs
- Sign into your Gmail account.
- In the top right-hand side corner, click on the little cog wheel button(options) and select ‘Mail Settings’.
Enable “Undo Send” and Save Changes
- click ‘Labs’ tabs in 'Mail Settings'
- click ‘enable’ and ‘save changes’
Enable More Time to Retract an Email
Compose Email and Hit Send