Regret that email? Gmail gives users chance to call it back

Google's Gmail now gives users a brief window to recall emails after they've been sent
The logo of web search engine Google is seen behing a computer keyboard. Google's Gmail now gives users a brief window to recall emails after they've been sent.

Just about everybody has sent an email, noticed a mistake as they hit the "send" button and wanted to call it back.

Google's now gives users a brief window to do just that.

An "Undo Send" feature introduced in Google's program holds a message for five seconds before sending it.

Gmail's sent mail now includes an "Undo" link. Clicking on "Undo" will return a message to its draft form.

The feature does not, however, allow a user to recall a message that's already been sent.

"It just holds your message for five seconds so you have a chance to hit the panic button," said in a post on Thursday on the official Gmail blog announcing the new feature.

Last year, Google introduced a feature to Gmail designed to prevent users from sending drunken emails. "Mail Goggles" forces users to solve five simple math problems in less than a minute in order to send a Gmail missive.

(c) 2009 AFP


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