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How to recall an email in Gmail?

Similarly Asked Questions:

  • Can you recall an email in Gmail?
  • How to unsend an email in Gmail?

Yes. We can recall our email from the computer as well as the Gmail mobile app.

What is recalling an email means?

Here, recalling means to call back a sent email.

We can recall our sent email within the specified duration of 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds. It is performed with the help of the 'Undo Send' option in the Settings menu. The recall time is short. So we need to decide within 30 seconds to undo the sent email.

The recall period starts as soon as the email is sent successfully.

The Undo option will appear at the bottom of the page for the specified duration. Once the duration ends, we cannot undo the sent message on Gmail.

The recalling feature is the default feature of Gmail that always gives a pop-up while sending any email.

What happens if a person has already read that email?

The above condition mostly does not occur because there is always a delay between sending and receiving an email.

We can easily recall an email before it reaches the recipient.

Let's discuss the steps.

Recalling an email in Gmail using Computer

The steps to recall an email in Gmail on the computer are listed below:

  1. Go to Gmail.
  2. Let's send an example email.
    To write an email,
    • Click on the Compose button present at the top-left corner of the page.
    • Add recipients to the 'To' We can also add recipients to the 'Cc' and 'Bcc' fields.
    • Add a subject.
    • Write the message.
    • Click on the Send button present at the bottom.
  3. As soon as we click on the Send button at the bottom of the email to be sent, a small box at the bottom will appear. It is shown below:
    How to recall an email in Gmail
  4. Click on the 'Undo' It will undo the sent message. The message will reappear on the screen.
    How to recall an email in Gmail

But, the box only remains for the specified cancellation time. Let's discuss how to set such period.

Cancellation time

The steps to set the cancellation time for sent email are listed below:

  1. On the Home page of our account, click on the 'Settings' icon present on the top-right corner of the display, as shown below:
    How to recall an email in Gmail
  2. A drop-box will appear. Click on the 'See all settings' option present on the top of the drop-box, as shown below:
    How to recall an email in Gmail
  3. A window will appear. The General tab will be selected by default. If not, click on the General option on the top, as shown below:
    How to recall an email in Gmail
  4. Go to the 'Undo Send' option, as shown below:
    How to recall an email in Gmail
  5. Click on the arrow to set the cancellation period. A drop-down list will appear, as shown below:
    How to recall an email in Gmail
  6. Click on the appropriate time (5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds).

Recalling an email through the Gmail app

The steps to recall an email in Gmail through the Gmail mobile app are listed below:

  1. Go to the Gmail app.
  2. Let's send an example email.
    To write an email,
    • Click on the Compose icon present at the bottom-right corner of the page.
    • Add recipients to the 'To' We can also add recipients to the 'Cc' and 'Bcc' fields.
    • Add a subject.
    • Write the message.
    • Click on the Send arrow present at the top.
  3. As soon as we click on the Send arrow at the top of the email to be sent, a small box at the bottom will appear. It is shown below:
    How to recall an email in Gmail
  4. Click on the 'Undo' It will undo the sent message. The message will reappear on the screen.
    How to recall an email in Gmail

The cancellation time cannot be set through the Gmail mobile app. We are required to use the computer to change the cancellation time period to undo the send message.






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