Oh no… wait, phew! (“Undo Send” in Gmail)

Quick post, but one it quickly seems I should share because of the immediate replies and favorites on Twitter…

I was about to send an email. A business email, in fact. A business email to someone at one of the largest companies around my area, someone who I know, but have never talked to about business.

So when I clicked “Send” in Gmail before filling in a line that said “a conference of ____ educators”, a blank I intended to fill in once I confirmed the right number of attendees, I immediately freaked out. Until I saw this:

Screen Shot 2013-07-26 at 7.52.45 PM

The best thing I possibly could’ve seen. Remember when you wished you hadn’t sent that text, that letter, that email? Well, with Gmail you can fix that last problem, if you catch it in the first few seconds.


  1. Click on the gear (Settings) near the upper right hand corner of your Gmail screen.
  2. Click on the “Labs” tab.
  3. Enable the “Undo Send” lab by Yuzo F.

Screen Shot 2013-07-26 at 7.43.45 PM

Do I know who Yuzo is? Nope. Probably an awesome Googler who chose to use his 20% time to create this incredibly helpful lab.

Not sure what what 20% time is? Check out the #20time or #geniushour hashtags on Twitter!

Screen Shot 2013-07-26 at 7.40.39 PMPhew!

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