I’ve got some good news for idiots who are always sending emails to the wrong people (Sorry to be so negative, but I was just stung by a bee). Gmail is now officially offering an “unsend” option for emails.
As Gizmodo explains:
So how do you enable Gmail’s undo feature? Go to the little cog icon in the upper righthand corner and select “Settings.” About a third of the way down the page you’ll see the “Undo Send” section. You can choose between 5, 10, 20 and 30 second windows of unsendability. Make sure you hit “Save Changes” at the bottom and you’re all set.
Then, the next time you hit send on an email that you probably shouldn’t have, you’ve got precisely that many seconds to change your mind and hit the undo button at the top of the page.
Technically, the feature isn’t new, since it’s been offered as an option in Labs since 2009. But now, those of us who are less tech savvy will be able to recall errant dick pics with ease. And that’s good news because it’s the less tech savvy who are most likely to send errant dick pics.
Jason Mathews is Internetting way too hard. Follow him at @jasonmathews316.