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Gmail’s Android app now lets you undo sending an email

Gmail’s Android app now lets you undo sending an email. The ability to undo sending an email was already available on the site-based version of Gmail, as well as on its Inbox app for iOS and Android. But version 8.7 and up of Gmail for Android now also includes the feature, according to Android Police. A Google support page also notes you can recall a message after hitting send on the Android app.

Here’s how to take advantage of the feature: After sending an email, you’ll see a message pop up at the bottom of the screen giving you the option to cancel the message before it’s sent. Hitting “cancel” brings you back to the draft of your email. If you don’t hit cancel and the email is sent, you’ll see a prompt giving you the option to “undo” the send. Hitting that also brings you back to the draft of the email.

If you’re sending an email to another Gmail user, Google will pull the email back, according to Android Police. Messages to other email services reportedly experience a slight delay, which means you can stop the message from sending with the undo button if you change your mind.

It does appear to be a server-side update, however, meaning that it may not show up even if you are on the right version. It’s worth trying a restart of the Gmail app if that happens.Google didn’t respond to a request for comment or confirmation on when the Gmail Android app feature rolled out.

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Tasha Mangachena

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