June 23, 2015

Tek this out! Beat Email Miscommunication with Gmail

By Nick K.

How often have you composed an email and become enveloped in such anticipation for a response that you immediately click the send button before you had a chance to proofread it?

This happens more times than you would think. There have been quite a few times when I wish I could unsend an email that I sent out. For example, I tried to contact an outside news source employee who shared the same name as my office manager. Unfortunately, I ended up sending it to the office manager instead of my intended recipient. Talk about an interesting next couple of minutes.

Now that the email has been sent, how are you supposed to stop it and make the appropriate corrections? It is such a shame to witness that picture perfect email and your chance at online communication success come crashing down.

Email platforms far and wide, there has to be a solution. Please hear these pleas from the people!

Impulsive emailers rejoice! Finally, an email service has responded to the distress signal. Google has come to save the day with a new feature to unsend an email! No more grammatical faux pas or horribly misspelled names, again!

Fear no more about not sending an email to the wrong address, or forgetting to edit your email subject line. In addition, you now have a safety net if you failed to attach that presentation/spreadsheet you spent so much time working on.

This new email feature allows for you to undo a send option for a certain amount of time, usually 5 to 30 seconds after you sent the email out.

Just make sure to check out your Gmail options to ensure the feature is turned on, because this could potentially be a life and career saver for you! 

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