Gmail has given you the ability to undo the sending of an email for over a year. But sadly, you can only use this Undo Send feature in Gmail for the web, not in the Gmail mobile apps. Now, you will be happy to know that the super-handy feature is available in Gmail for iOS. While the Undo Send feature in Gmail for web can be set to 5, 10, 20, or 30 second-delay, the Undo Send feature in Gmail for iOS can be only set to 5 seconds. So, without further ado, we will walk you through the simple steps to undo sending a message in the Gmail App for iOS.
Before diving in, you first need to make sure that you have updated your Gmail app for iOS to the version 5.0.3 so that you can use the Undo Send feature. Once the app has been updated, just follow the steps we are outlining below:
Step 1: Launch the Gmail app on your iPhone/iPad.
Step 2: You need to tap the new messages button at the bottom of your screen.
Step 3: You are asked to compose your message, and then tap the Send button in the top right corner of your screen.
Step 4: Gmail app for iOS now waits 5 seconds before actually sending the email.
Step 5: You should see the Undo button on the right side of the dark gray bar. Just tap on it to stop that email from being sent.
Keep in mind that you have 5 seconds only so let’s act quickly.
Step 6: Now, there is an Undoing message showing up on the left side of the dark gray bar. You should make any changes to the email before really sending it.
Step 7: If you want to edit the email later, tap the left arrow, and the email will appear in the Drafts folder in your account. In case you don’t want to keep the email, just tap Discard on the right side of the dark gray to delete it.
That’s all there is to it. Got any questions about using the Undo Send feature in Gmail app for iOS? Sound off in the comments below.