How to Unsend an Email in Gmail

If you ever sent an email and realized you shouldn’t have said something or it was to the wrong person, well there’s a way to take back that email without the recipient ever knowing.

The process is quite simple and provided by default in Gmail. We need to activate it, and use this awesome feature to recall an email.

Step 1. Log into your Gmail account and click the gear icon at the top right, select Settings.

Step 2. From the General Tab scroll down and navigate to the Undo Send section.

Step 3. Check the Enable Undo Send option, and you would be able to see the send cancellation period active in terms of seconds.

This means you would be able to recall an email already sent in Gmail before a particular duration. Currently, Gmail allowed this feature for the maximum for 30 seconds only.

Step 4. Scroll down and hit the Save Changes button. Now, whenever you send an email after composing it, you will see an option call undo option.

This Undo message will be visible, until the time you have set.

Step 5. Click on the Undo, to recall the message to your draft folder.