I Sent an Email to a Wrong Person in Gmail. How I Stop that?

Sometimes you send a message to someone and immediately notices a mistake or forgot to attach a file or wrong email address.  Did you ever experienced this kinda situation? Obviously Yes! 🙁

What will you do if you face any of the above situation? Nothing, just regretting. No, wake-up, you are probably not out of luck.


In Gmail there is cool hidden feature to undo  sent mail in gmail. To get this UNDO option while you press SEND button you need to enable that. If you enable this option Gmail will hold your send message for 5 seconds, that is only 5 seconds for you to recall your memory and hit the undo button. Its simple, Let’s go through that.

1. Login to your Gmail account.

2. Click on the Gear icon on the top right then select Settings.

3. Now Open Labs( see screenshot)

undo gmail message

4.Type Undo in the search box and you can see an Undo Sent feature, just hit on Enable and Save changes. That’s all.

undo gmail message

Now Google will give you 5 seconds to rethink after sending mail.

Thanks for Reading. 🙂

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5 Responses

  1. Jason says:

    Man that was awesome, Nice that Google gives us an option to undo our sent mail. It would be great if the time is little higher

  2. Nazrul Islam says:

    This is amazing information, I got inspired after reading this blog!
    Please keep posting such informational blog. So that, people like us will get inspired and implement in real life.

    Thanking you.

  3. Vaneeza Khan says:

    As usual it is always something new that keep me updated about this blogging word. Thanks for sharing information on platforms.

  4. Thanks for this great info, Now we have a good option to stop a wrong mail

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