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How To Unsend A Gmail Email

[fa icon="calendar"] Jan 16, 2015 12:00:00 PM / by Matthew Haley

Ever wish you could take back that sales email you sent to the wrong prospect? Or how about the email you sent out bad mouthing Karen the receptionist in which you forgot to un-CC her? 

Gmail email unsend solution

Luckily, if you're using Gmail in the office, there's a feature that lets you do just that!

5 Steps For Unsending Your Gmail Email:

Below i'll outline the five easy steps for you to unsend the email you sent to a potential client and hopefully win that prospect back!

1. Log into Gmail and locate the Gear icon on the far right.

Gmail Inbox Settings Gear Icon

2. From the dropdown gear select Settings.

Gmail Email Undue Send Settings

3. Inside the Settings page navigate to the Labs tab

Gmail Inbox Google Labs Settings Tab Menu

4. Inside the Labs tab scroll down and find the Undo Send prompt. Click Enable.  Then click Save Changes.

Gmail email undue send settings enable

5.  Open a new email and then press Send. Once the email is sent a yellow box will appear on top the inbox. Select Undo.

Gmail Email Undue Send Inbox 

Viola! That sales email you so unregrettable sent has just been erased and will not be reaching your prospect's inbox today.  Disaster adverted!

Topics: Sales Tools, Sales Tips and Tricks

Matthew Haley

Written by Matthew Haley

Business Development Representative @ HubSpot Held numerous BDR positions across several verticals: iOS & mobile applications, digital marketing services, IPTV software services