How to Recall An Email in Gmail (Simple Method)

How to Recall An Email in Gmail

Gmail is our favorite tool for communications. It is safe, easy to use, and offers powerful features to make your personal as well as business emails meaningful and productive.

An email once sent is sent. Is it possible to recall a Gmail message?

Yes. Gmail allows you to undo a message, edit if needed, and send it again.

How to recall a message in Gmail

  1. Sign in to your Gmail account and tap the Gear icon from the right side of the screen. Choose See all settings from the top. 

Gmail settings

2. Under the General tab of the settings, locate the Undo Send option.

Gmail undo

Enable the feature and set the cancellation period from 5 to 30 seconds. Within this time, you can recall a message without the recipient knowing. Scroll down to the bottom and save changes.

3. Compose your email as usual. After hitting the Send button, you will get the following message on the top.

Gmail undo send

It will be shown for the period you specified in step 2. Click on Undo to recall your email. Gmail will recall the sent email and redirect you to the previous screen to edit the message.

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