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How to unsend emails on Gmail so the recipient never reads it

How to unsend emails on Gmail so the recipient never reads it

IF you’ve ever sent an email you wish you hadn’t then the following advice could be useful.

Gmail users have the chance to unsend an email by following a few simple steps.


Gmail lets you quickly unsend emails[/caption]

How to unsend an email

You have an short time after you’ve sent the email to unsend it.

When you send the email you should see a box pop up that says “Message sent”.

This box also temporarily gives you the options to click “Undo” or “View message”.

To unsend the email just click “Undo” and the email won’t be sent.


This is the message that pops up in the corner of your screen when you send a Gmail email[/caption]

The email template will then reappear so you can take another look.

It will also save to your drafts section.

You can change the amount of time you’re given the option to unsend for.

You’ll need to be on Gmail and go to Settings.

Then click “See all settings”.

You should see “Undo Send” and next to this you can pick between “Send cancellation” times of 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds.

Gmail keyboard shortcuts

Here are some of the best…

Gmail has a raft of useful keyboard shortcuts to help you work faster.

Simply head to settings and under general settings turn on keyboard shortcuts.

Here are some of the best:

  • C – compose new message
  • R – replies to the message sender
  • A – replies to all recipients
  • F – forwards a message
  • Shift + I – marks your message as ‘read’ and skips to the next one
  • / – puts your cursor in the search box
  • N – moves your cursor to the next message (only works in ‘conversation’ view)
  • P – moves your cursor to the previous message (only works in ‘conversation’ view)
  • E or Y – archive your conversation from any view

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