Admit it: You rarely proofread emails and every once in a while (or very often) that typo seems to just mock you as it sits in your Sent folder. There’s just something about hitting the Send button that makes you feel so productive, even if it means you didn’t spell productive right in your actual email. (Believe me, I’ve been there.)
Luckily, Gmail has an Undo Send feature that gives you up to a 30-second grace period after you send an email, so you can sneakily proofread before the message disappears from your grasp. Here’s how to enable the feature.
How to enable Undo Send in Gmail
All this to say, make a habit of proofreading emails. Take a second or two longer to double-check names, places, and important dates and times before you slap the “Send” button. As a last resort, know that you will always have a 30-second-long Undo button at your disposal.
How long do I have to recall a message in Gmail?
Gmail’s Undo Send feature allows a 5 to 30-second grace period before your message officially lands in your recipient’s inbox. After you log into your Gmail, go to Settings > See all settings > Undo Send > select time on dropdown toggle > Save Changes. After you save your changes, you’ll have the amount of time you selected to catch any mistakes and undo the message before it’s officially sent.
Does Gmail have read receipts?
Unless you request a receipt from Google, you cannot tell when someone has opened or read your email.
Does Gmail automatically delete emails?
If an email is in your trash or spam folder for over 30 days, Gmail will automatically delete those emails. Otherwise, you have to manually delete emails yourself.