You Can Now Un-Send Emails On Gmail

We’ve all done it before, sent an email that 2 seconds later you immediately wished you didn’t. Maybe you told your professor to fuck off or sent an attachment of a selfie with bae instead of that word doc, but whatever the case may be Google now has you covered, kind of.

“After years of experimenting with it as a Labs feature, Google announced that it was formally adding an “undo send” option for web-based Gmail users. (If you are a repeat offender on mobile, the Inbox app also has an undo feature.) The new tool allows users to choose a delay time from 5 to 30 seconds in case of a change of heart.

One last thing: You will have to enable the tool to use it. You can find the feature by clicking on the settings cog in Gmail and scrolling about midway through the general tab.”

It’s not a bad start, but it should definitely be more than 30 seconds. Like if you’re high as shit and send something you shouldn’t have, you’re probably not going to realize you fucked up in only 30 seconds. Luckily, my boy Marc Silvi once told me an invaluable piece of information that I sometimes adopt, save the email address for the last part just in case you spazz and hit send by accident, wise words right there. I wanna just create an app full of pre-made templates that you can just plug in names and shit and send right away. You know, one for a sick day, one for a grade change, one for your sister has a substance abuse problem that you need to be there for so you can’t take the exam as scheduled tomorrow, that type of thing. Hopefully you never need to use this feature but now you know it’s there for you, in classic Gratz fashion, only lasting 30 seconds.

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You can check out the full story here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/24/us/gmails-undo-send-option-can-help-end-email-embarrassment.html

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