How to ‘undo’ an ill-advised Gmail message

| 24/08/2010

(CNN): Ever have that sick-to-your-stomach, "Oh crap!" moment after sending an e-mail? Did you get immediate second thoughts about that e-mail rant toyour ex? Was that blistering message supposed to be about your boss — not to your boss? Well, at least with Gmail, there’s something you can do about it. The ability to "undo" an e-mail has been a little known feature of Google’s e-mail service since last year. But in the past few days, it appears to have been improved. Google Operating System, an unofficial blog that shares Google news and tips, noted this weekend that a user now has up to 30 seconds to take back an unfortunate message.

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