How to Enable “Undo Send” in Gmail?

Emails have been a very common means of communication for many years now. Not only are they used for official purposes but also for conveying informal and unofficial messages. Many times users wish they had not sent an email or have at least reviewed it properly before pressing the Send button. This can happen because of the following reasons:

  1. You might have left some uncorrected grammatical or spelling mistakes in your email.
  2. You might have composed the email at such a time when you were feeling tired and have not conveyed your message properly.
  3. You might have sent the email to the wrong recipient unintentionally.
  4. You might have forgotten to attach an important file with your email.

In all such types of situations, you want such a feature, which will allow you to reverse your action by undoing your sent email. In this article, we will discuss the methods with the help of which you can enable “Undo Send” in Gmail and Hotmail.

How to Enable “Undo Send” in Gmail?

In this method, we will explain to you how you can enable “undo send” in order to avoid any mistakes while using Gmail. For doing this, you will need to perform the following steps:

  1. Launch any browser of your choice say, Google Chrome by double clicking on its shortcut icon, type Gmail in the search bar of your browser and then press the Enter key.
  2. After doing this, choose an appropriate account with which you want to sign in to Gmail, type in your password and then click on the Next button as shown in the following image:
Signing in to Gmail
  1. Once you manage to log in to Gmail successfully, click on the Gear icon located at the top right corner of your Gmail window as highlighted in the image shown below:
    The Gear Icon
  2. As soon as you will click on this icon, a pop-up menu will appear on your screen. Click on the Settings option from this menu as highlighted in the following image:
Selecting the Settings Option
  1. In the Settings pane of your Gmail window, scroll down to the Undo Send label and click on the dropdown list corresponding to the field saying, “Send cancellation period” in order to expand it as shown in the image below:
Setting the Send Cancellation Period
  1. Now select a suitable send cancellation period of your choice from this dropdown list as highlighted in the image shown above.
  2. Finally, click on the Save Changes button located at the bottom of the Settings pane of your Gmail window in order to save your Settings as highlighted in the following image:
Saving the New Settings

As soon as you will click on this button, the “Undo Send” feature will automatically be enabled in Gmail.

How to Enable “Undo Send” in Hotmail?

In this method, we will explain to you how you can enable “undo send” in order to avoid any mistakes while using Hotmail. For doing this, you will need to perform the following steps:

  1. Launch any browser of your choice, say Google Chrome by double clicking on its shortcut icon, type in Hotmail in the search bar of your browser and then press the Enter key.
  2. After doing this, type in your Hotmail ID and then click on the Next button as shown in the following image:
Type in Hotmail ID
  1. Now type the password of your Hotmail account and then click on the “Sign in” button as highlighted in the image shown below:
Sign in to Hotmail
  1. Once you manage to sign in successfully to Hotmail, click on the Gear icon located at the right corner of the ribbon labeled as Outlook as shown in the following image:
The Gear Icon
  1. As soon as you will click on this icon, the Quick Settings pane will pop up on your screen. Scroll down to the link saying, “View all Outlook Settings” as highlighted in the image shown below:
Select View all Outlook Settings
  1. In the Outlook Settings window, click on the Compose and Reply tab as shown in the following image:
The Compose and Reply Tab
  1. Now scroll down to the Undo Send field and drag the slider below it towards the right-hand side in order to enable Undo Send as highlighted in the image shown below:
Enable Undo Send
  1. Finally, click on the Save button located at the top right corner of the Outlook Settings window in order to save your Settings as highlighted in the following image:
Save your Settings

As soon as you will click on this button, the “Undo Send” feature will immediately be enabled in Hotmail.

In this way, you can easily make use of the “Undo Send” feature in Gmail and Hotmail and hence prevent yourself from any kind of blunders.

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