We’ve all been there. You are talking about someone in an email or text, and you accidentally make that person the recipient of your words that they were probably never meant to see. Or you hit reply all when you had no real intention to reply all. Or you made a typo when sending your resume and cover letter over to your dream internship. Pretty much we’ve all been Gloria from Modern Family when she didn’t mean to press send.
But, like always, Google has our back. They’ve been working on a way to make emails disappear since 2009 and according to Google Apps Updates, it’s finally available. It’s true: You can now erase an email you didn’t mean to send. Just enable the “Undo send” feature on your Gmail accounts, which allows you to retract an email for up to 30 seconds after you send it.
The feature isn’t turned on by default, so if you want to access it, you have to go into the “General” tab in your Gmail settings and enable it.
The Next Web reports that this feature has been in the works since 2009, which is why you should delay no further and go change your settings now. From now on, as soon as you hit send on an email, Gmail will give you the option to “Undo.”
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