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How to unsend or recall emails on Gmail?

One can send or unsend messages from both a browser or the Gmail app. Check out how you can recall an email in the easiest way.

  • Updated: October 9, 2020 3:38 PM IST
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There are times when you send an email with either wrong information or with a big mistake. This is when you feel the need for an unsend button. While there is no separate button or feature to unsend an email on Gmail, you do get a short time to recall it after sending the mail. You might already be aware of this. When you send an email, an Undo button appears on the screen, which will be visible for 30 seconds max if you have set the timer in the settings. Also Read - Google Pay disappears from Apple App Store, users could face payment issues

Once you press on the Undo button, the email will get canceled. Do keep in mind that if you press any other option on Gmail, the Undo button will immediately disappear as the page will be refreshed. One can send or unsend messages from both a browser or the Gmail app. Google even offers you a confidential mode in Gmail, which is a great option. So, if you enable this mode, recipients won’t have the option to forward, copy, print, or download the email. Now, read on to know more about how you can recall an email and choose time to undo it. Also Read - Google Pixel 4a sold out in 30 minutes at Flipkart’s Big Billion Days sale

How to recall or unsend an email on Gmail?

Step 1: If you decide you don’t want to send an email, you have a short time after to cancel it. Right after you send a message, you can retract it: Also Read - Google Meet app for Android gets new interface and features

Step 2: In the bottom left, you’ll see “Message sent” and the option to “Undo” or “View message”.

Step 3: Click Undo.

How to choose an amount of time to recall a message

Step 1: On your computer, go to Gmail.

Step 2: In the top right, click Settings Settings and then See all settings.

Step 3: Next to “Undo Send,” select a Send cancellation period of 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds.

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  • Published Date: October 9, 2020 3:34 PM IST
  • Updated Date: October 9, 2020 3:38 PM IST



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