The old Gmail app on mobile devices is still coming up with its browser-based big brother. On Monday, Android Police was among the first to discover that the "Undo Send" feature was added to Gmail for Android from version 8.7 of the app. If you suddenly realize that you accidentally got CC instead of BCC, or with an embarrassing typing error in an important email, you have a few more seconds to stop sending it from sending .
Google usually highlights important additions Like these in a blog post or a tweet, but other than a new support section, Google has refrained from saying anything. It is also unclear when the exact feature appeared, as there appears to be some evidence that there was a server page update rather than directly through Google Play.
When testing the new feature on multiple devices, Android Police ] found that undo send was even unavailable for a few minutes had passed or they had to force to quit the app. Try sending a test email to one of your secondary accounts or a trusted friend before starting to trust the app to save you from embarrassment.
You know that the feature is implemented in your app when you see a notice appearing at the bottom of the screen. There will be a long black bar with the word "Sending …" to the left and "CANCEL" to the right. You have a few seconds to cancel the outgoing email before sending, which will return you to the original email draft. If you miss the ability to cancel the broadcast, you will see the update to read "Sent" and "UNDO" instead. If you waited too long to cancel, you have a last chance to retrieve the email by pressing UNDO.
Make sure your Android Gmail app is updated to the latest version before testing the new feature, but if you see the new style of alerts you're good at going. Let's hope this hits the iOS app sooner than later.