The Gmail app for Android phones and tablets just got a handy new feature: the ability to take back a sent message to save yourself from embarrassment.
According to Android Police, Google added the Undo Send feature to Gmail for Android version 8.7, which launched last month.
Google first launched this feature in the web version of Gmail back in 2015. For six years prior to that official launch, Undo Send was an experimental feature you had to manually enable via Gmail Labs.
Now, it works the same way on Android as it does on the Web. Once you have access to it, the Undo option will appear at the bottom of the screen after you press Send on an email, according to screenshots posted by Android Police.
“Right after you send a message, you’ll see the message ‘Sent’ and the option to Undo,” Google wrote in a support page. “Tap Undo.”
Google also offers this feature in its Gmail app for iOS.
To use Undo Send on your computer, you’ll need to enable it, if you haven’t already. To do that, just click the Settings gear in the top right, click Settings, then look for the “Undo Send” section and check the box next to “Enable Undo Send.” From there, you can set the “Send cancellation period” for either 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds. When you’re done, be sure to click “Save Changes,” and voila.
Meanwhile, Google recently introduced a useful, artificial intelligence-powered feature in Gmail for iOS that notifies you about “high-priority” emails only. Enabling it can help ensure you see important emails in a timely manner without receiving tons of notifications you don’t care about.