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How to recall a sent email on Gmail ?

Most of us might have not known about this feature of the Gmail – “Undo Send”. Yes, we can cancel or recall a sent email on Gmail.  In the Compose tab of Gmail, as you start typing out in the ‘To’ field, you are prompted with probable email addresses. It’s convenient, no doubt, especially when you can’t recall the email ID. But it could lead to an embarrassment, when in a hurry we  end up sending the mail to the wrong person. And we just wishes that any how we stopped it.

Gmail has an option, wherein within a specified period of time, we can recall the mail we sent. To enable this useful tool, click on the ‘Gear’ symbol on the top right of the email page, and go to ‘Settings’.

Click on ‘General’ in options you see on the top of the page. Scroll down and look for the ‘Undo Send’ option. Click Enable. Scroll down and click on ‘Save changes’.

Undo Send

In ‘Undo Send’ option. Check ‘Enable Undo Send’, and choose from the options for cancellation period. The minimum is 5 seconds and the maximum is 30 seconds. Scroll down and Save Changes.

After sending a email you get this type of option – Your message has been sent Undo View message.

Undo Email

Click on Undo to – Recall the Sent Email.

Now, when you send a mail, it wouldn’t go for the period of time you have selected, within which you can able to Undo Send or Recall a sent email…

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