How to Unsend an Email in Gmail

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Here's some good news: It's possible to unsend an email in Gmail. So, whether you misspelled a word, forgot to attach a document, or called someone by the wrong name, there's an easy way to fix the problem. You'll just have to be quick about it.


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How to unsend an email in Gmail

To recall an email, you'll need to use Gmail's Undo Send tool. After you send an email, you'll see a Message Sent box in the lower left corner of your screen. You'll have he option to Undo or View Message. Click Undo.


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If you don't change your settings, you'll have about 5 seconds to unsend the message. To give yourself more time (highly recommended), go to Settings in the top right corner. Tap See All Settings. Next to Undo Send, select a Send cancellation period of 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds. If you realize you need to unsend an email after 30 seconds, you're out of luck.