Immediate delivery of emails has consequences. Especially if you send an e-mail, you may not be able to take it back. This can cause problems if you send a message when you are not ready – or send it to the wrong people.
The good news is that Gmail provides a quick and effective way to release an email before the worst case. This will bring back the email and prevent it from appearing in an inbox until you're done. To use the function:
Step 1: Check your unsending settings
In the past, you had to enable the "unsend" option to retrieve Gmail emails. Google has made this a standard feature for Gmail, so it's always on now. However, you should review the settings to make sure they are adjusted properly.
First sign in to Gmail with your account. and then select the gear icon in the upper right corner, directly above your email list. Select "Settings" in this menu.
Step 2: Adjust settings if necessary
The Settings menu contains all the special features that you can enable or customize in Gmail. Scroll down the General tab until you see Undo Submit. Here's an option to adjust the "broadcast break period". You can choose to retrieve an email up to 5, 1
If so I am concerned about sending the wrong email and it has happened in the past, you probably want to set the notice period to at least 10 seconds, just to be sure. Five seconds are not very long to realize you've made a mistake and hit the Unpost option. When finished, scroll to the bottom of the Settings section and save your changes.
Note that the e-mail may appear in the inboxes to which you sent it while the option to send exists. If you remember the email, it will disappear, but it is possible someone has read it. Therefore, it is important to act quickly.
Step 3: Send a test e-mail
Now you know how long you need to remember an e-mail, it's time to test the service. Click on "Compose" and send a short e-mail to yourself. When you are ready, press the blue "Send" button.
Now search the bottom left corner of your Gmail window immediately. You should see a brief message informing you that the message has been sent and you have an option to view the message or create a new message. The middle of the notification bar also displays the Undo option.
If you wait, the undo option will disappear. This means that your revocation period has expired and it is too late to recall the e-mail. If you are not sure how long you want to set your notice period, we recommend trying this several times to get a sense of how long different periods last.
Press the Undo option, and you will see that your e-mail has returned in the same state it was when you sent it. This allows you to freely change the content or address before sending as desired. Once the email has been recalled, there is no time limit for the duration of the edit, or simply deletion and restart.
More tips and tricks for Gmail can be found here!