How to Recall an Email in Gmail

by | Feb 23, 2016 | Computers & Internet, Smartphones | 0 comments

Sent the wrong email to someone in Gmail? Well, you are in luck. Gmail has a feature that allows you to recall emails but it has to be enabled first.


  1. Check whether the feature is enabled by going to your inbox and clicking the cog icon at the upper right of your screen scrolling down to Settings
  2. On the General tab, scroll down and look for the Undo Send section. Ensure the Enable Undo option is ticked and is set at the maximum of 30 seconds.
  3. Each time you send a message, you have 30 seconds to undo the action. You simply click on Undo at the top of your inbox and the email is recalled. 

Tips and Warnings

  • This is not available in the mobile app. However, you can go to Settings in the mobile app and enable Confirm Before Sending. The app then asks you to confirm each message before it is sent.
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