Have you ever had those moments when you wish you could take back what you said? With Google Mail, you can!
In a blog post released this week, Google announced that they are finally offering Undo Send as one of the features of everybody?s favorite e-mail platform. What you probably didn?t know, is that this feature was already being offered in Beta form for the past SIX years! Imagine all the things you could?ve taken back right?
According to Google, this is already a popular feature in Gmail Labs, and was just recently added to Inbox by Gmail as a formal setting.
‘Undo Send’ allows people using Gmail to cancel a sent mail if they have second thoughts immediately after sending. The feature is turned off by default for those not currently using the Labs version, and can be enabled from the General tab in Gmail settings.
How it works
The Google Lab version of the feature only allowed users 10 seconds to delay sending of their e-mail, but with the new Undo Send, users can actually choose to delay sending by 5, 10, 20 and 30 seconds max.
If you?re wondering why the un-send button is made available only now, let?s all remember that Gmail itself has been on beta for almost five years before it was officially launched, so it?s probably a really good tactic because people welcomed the new feature with much aplomb.
And just in case you?re planning to send that hate mail via mobile, and planning to take it back as mental exercise, well hold that thought ? Undo Send is available only in your desktop or laptop!