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Enable this lifesaving email feature right now

Enable this lifesaving email feature right now
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Tell me if this has happened to you: You accidentally hit "Reply All" when you only meant to press "Reply" on a sensitive email. Or you realize at the last minute that you attached the wrong cover letter to that job application. It's too late! It's already sent. But now, Google can save your bacon.

It has added an "undo send" feature that can stop your email from being unleashed into the virtual world forever. This feature has been a long time coming, if you ask me! It can stop important, classified information from being delivered into the wrong hands, and save you from emailing your boss a cute love note meant for your wife.

This function has a lot of support from the online community, and I understand why. We've all been there with our head in our hands, hating ourselves because it's already too late. Now you can set a "cancellation period" of five, 10, 20 or 30 seconds to save yourself from that feeling of absolute dread.

An official blog post from Goggle, developers explained, "'Undo Send' allows people using Gmail to cancel a sent mail if they have second thoughts immediately after sending. The feature is turned off by default for those not currently using the Labs version, and can be enabled from the General tab in Gmail settings."

For the 75% of us that use Gmail on our mobile gadgets, we will have to download the Inbox app from Google to get this great new feature. Lab technicians for Google are also in the process of developing an icon for verified retailers so when they email you with deals you will know that it's not a potential scam artist wanting to rummage through your inbox. I think that would make us all feel a little more protected.

But what do you think about this new "Undo Send" option? Do you think it's going to save your behind in the future or do you think there's not a real use for it? I want to know, so leave me a comment below!

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Source: Gizmodo
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