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Gmail’s new feature could be a job saver

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For those of us prone to email faux pas—like accidentally sending your brutally honest thoughts about a colleague to that person instead of the friend you meant them to go to—Google is here to help. This summer, it took its Gmail Undo Send feature out of beta, writes Small Business Trends staff writer Tom Coombe. Now when you’re using Gmail in a Web browser, you can enable the feature from the “General” tab in Gmail’s settings.

However, this feature only works when you realize you need to recall an email immediately after you hit send. If you happen to realize a day later that your message contained incriminating pictures or comments, it’ll be too late. Gmail gives you the option of choosing five, 10, 20 or 30 seconds to rethink your emails. You can use that time to change what you wrote or delete the message completely.

— Adapted from “Do-over! Gmail Undo Send Feature will Save You From Embarrassment,” Tom Coombe, Small Business Trends.

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