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Take Back Unwanted Emails With Gmail’s “Unsend” Feature (Photos)

by Joseph
Enable Undo Send
Undo Sent Message Prompt
Step 8. Save
Adjust Cancelation Period
Step 7. Select the Option for 30 Seconds
Settings Again
Step 6. Go Back to Settings
Save Changes
Select 5. Click Save
Enable Undo Send
Step 4. Select the "Enable" Button
Step 3. Click on "Labs"
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Step 2. Click on Settings
Step 1. Click on the Gear Icon in the Upper Right

We’ve all been there – it’s 2 AM, and you write your ex-girlfriend the kind of email that probably won’t hold up to scrutiny during daylight hours. Well, there’s a new feature on Gmail that will let you take back just that kind of message – provided you’re able to recognize your mistake after less than 30 seconds.

The “unsend” feature on Gmail is a little hard to find, though, nestled as it is deep in the “Labs” section of the email client’s settings. Luckily, the people at Break (check them out here) have whipped up a handy step-by-step guide to activating Gmail’s “unsend” feature.

You can take a look at the guide in the gallery up above. Then, all that’s left is for you to turn it on and start sending ill-advised emails. The adrenaline rush alone might make you feel better about whatever’s bothering you. It’s a 21st-century improvement on the therapeutic practice of writing letters that you never send.

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