It’s a modern horror story.

You’re up past your usual bedtime, and the trace effects of caffeine in your body are beginning to wear off. You’ve almost finished drafting that very important email (probably to your boss, loved one, or future employer) when your hand slips. And there your email goes, half-baked and prematurely sent to its destination. There’s nothing left but panic and an in-process haphazard apology email. Panic that may result in the need for smartphone repair or PC repair the next day. Don’t let that happen.

Google Mail, commonly known as “Gmail,” has crafted the silver bullet for this notorious villain: an Undo Send feature.

To Activate Gmail’s ‘Undo Send’ feature:

Log into your Gmail account and click the gear-shaped Settings icon in the top-right corner of your screen. Click the “Settings” button from within that Settings tab, and verify that the General tab is selected.

Find the “Undo Send” setting and click “Enable Undo Send.” From there, select your cancellation window. Options include: 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds. Scroll to the bottom of you page, and hit “Save Changes.”

To Test Trial This Feature:

Compose an email as you’d usually do; if you live on the wild side, feel free to address it to an actual person instead of your own inbox.

After finishing the email, hit “Send.” Upon the completion of this step, you’ll receive the following prompt: “Your message has been sent. Undo. View Message.” Click “Undo” before the prompt disappears, and voila! the email has been retrieved safely. From here, you can edit it or keep the email in your Drafts.

Fix Other Mistakes With LifeLine Repair

If it can go wrong, it usually will go wrong—especially in the world of technology and electronics. Sometimes these gaffes happen with software or user interfaces, like with unintentionally sent emails. Other times, they happen with hardware–water splashes on your new iPhone, or slip of the hand leads to a crack in the screen. Fortunately, LifeLine provides professional iPhone 6 repair in Houston.

If your electronic devices are ever damaged or broken, feel free to consult Lifeline Repair to mend them and your peace of mind. The experts at LifeLine Repair in Houston can handle just about anything; this includes iPhone 6 plus repair, Mac repair, PC repair, and so much more. We live in a world dependent on technology, and we can fix your technological troubles so efficiently that it won’t feel like you’ve skipped a beat.

For more information, check out our website.

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