How to Undo on Gmail: Recall Sent Emails in 30 Seconds or Less

Right after you send a message, you can retract it: In the bottom left, you'll see "Message sent" and the option to "Undo" or "View message". Click Undo.

Have you ever sent an email only to immediately regret it? Maybe you realized you made a mistake or sent it to the wrong person. It’s a common problem, but luckily, Gmail has a solution. In this article, we’ll show you how to undo a sent email in Gmail.

First things first, you’ll need to log into your Gmail account. Once you’re in, click on the settings button or icon in the top corner. From there, click on “See all settings” and scroll down until you find the “Undo Send” option. Here, you can set a time period for how long you want the option to undo a sent email to be available. Keep in mind, the maximum amount of time you can set is 30 seconds.

After you’ve set the time period, make sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and click “Save Changes” to implement the new settings. Now, whenever you send an email, a small pop-up window will appear in the bottom left corner of the screen with an “Undo” option. If you click it within the time frame you’ve set, the email will be recalled and you’ll have the opportunity to make any necessary changes.

It’s important to note that if you wait beyond the time frame you’ve set, the option to undo the email will no longer be available. Additionally, this feature only works if you’re using Gmail on a computer.

In conclusion, if you’re tired of sending emails you immediately regret, set up the “Undo Send” option in your Gmail account. It’s simple to do and can save you from potential embarrassment or mistakes in the future.


How do you undo an action in Gmail?
If you need to undo typing in Gmail, press z to undo previous actions one at a time. Continue to press the z key until your previous actions have been undone.