Gmail formally adds ‘Undo send’ option

Gmail formally adds ‘Undo send’ option

An email meant for your husband goes to your boss. A message meant for your bridesmaids goes to your mother-in-law. Or the nuclear option: an awkward workplace reply all.

Just reading about it brings a familiar feeling of dread, the one that sets in about a millisecond after an email is sent too soon.

If you are a Gmail user, you will be relieved to know that Google will now assist you in snatching a premature message back from the ether.

After years of experimenting with it as a Labs feature, Google announced that it was formally adding an “undo send” option for web-based Gmail users. (If you are a repeat offender on mobile, the Inbox app also has an undo feature.) The new tool allows users to choose a delay time from 5 to 30 seconds in case of a change of heart.

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