How to Undo Send (Cancel the Sending of an Email) In Gmail

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Gmail users

How do I undo (cancel) the sending of an email

  • Right after clicking the Send button, this notification pops up in the bottom left, and you can click Undo to revert the sending.
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How long do I have to cancel a sent email

  • If you send an email but end up wanting to cancel it so it doesn’t get delivered, you can do that within 30 seconds of clicking the Send button.

How to enable the option to undo (cancel) sending in Gmail step-by-step with images

​First, you need to enable this in the Gmail settings as shown below.

Step 1

How To Undo Send (Cancel The Sending Of An Email) In Gmail - Step 1

Open Gmail and click the Settings gear icon in the top right.

Step 2

How To Undo Send (Cancel The Sending Of An Email) In Gmail - Step 2

Select See all settings.

Step 3

How To Undo Send (Cancel The Sending Of An Email) In Gmail - Step 3

Under the General tab on top, look for Undo Send. 

Set the Send cancellation period to 30 seconds and click Save Changes at the bottom.

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