A recently added feature in GMail is the ability to undo sending an email that a user had previously hit Send on. Staff Author Jess Stratton takes users through how to enable this setting, how to change the grace period for determining a decision, how to undo sending an email, and the remaining choices once an email is returned to be edited.
- [Voiceover] If you've had your Gmail account…for a while, and by a while I mean a few years,…it's always good every once in a while…to go into the Settings and look at all the…settings to see if they've added anything new.…For example, recently, Gmail added…a feature called Undo Send.…This can give you a grace period between 10 to 30 seconds…to decide that you really don't want to send…an email that you just clicked Send on.…However, in order to use this feature,…you have to activate it.…To activate it, click the gear icon in the top…right hand side of the screen and choose Settings.…
From here, in the General tab,…scroll about halfway down the page…and you'll see a section that's called Undo Send.…Place a check mark next to Enable Undo Send,…and here's where you can choose the grace period.…It's between five seconds and 30 seconds,…and obviously the more time you choose,…the longer time you'll have to decide…whether or not you really want to send that mail.…I'll choose 20 seconds and be sure…to scroll down and click Save Changes.…
Note: We recommend watching Gmail Essential Training to master the basics before you start this training.
- Choosing an inbox layout
- Undoing email sends
- Muting conversations
- Showing email headers to troubleshoot issues
- Checking different email accounts with Gmail
- Using stars, labels, and filters
- Assigning delegates
- Attaching large files with Google Drive
- Working with Google Voice