Google comes to the rescue with 'undo send' feature on Gmail

Google has added an "undo send" feature to Gmail.
Google has added an "undo send" feature to Gmail.PHOTO: AFP

Ever sent an e-mail to a friend, colleague or boss on a rash moment of impulse, only to regret it later?

That could soon be a thing of the past as Google - after years of testing - finally makes available its new "undo send" feature on Gmail.

The feature can be turned on in the settings pane directly below a user's profile picture on the top right hand corner.

The user will then need to check the "enable undo send" function and can choose a five, 10, 20 or 30 seconds cancellation period from a drop-down list.

'Undo send' is available on all web accounts, while mobile users will need to download Google's Inbox by Gmail app in order to gain access to the feature.