Since childhood we have been taught that one must be very careful about what he speaks; words once spoken cannot be revoked. As we grew older we realized that this was all the more true with respect to written communication. To make matters worse, even when communication made a leap to the digital world, there was no provision for repealing what was sent.
Today, over thirteen years since its launch, Gmail has finally come up with a feature that will allow the users to recall a sent message. This feature by the most used global email service provider marks a very important point in the history of digital business communication.
In order to make the most out of it one needs to be alert in the 30 seconds post sending of a mail. As most of us are aware once we are done composing a mail, we add the recipients and hit the ‘Send’ button. As soon as the mail is sent, we will find a notification on the top of our email window. It counts down from 30 seconds. Once you click on ‘Undo send’ you will be able to recall your message. It is to be noted that one can recall an email only within the time limit.
This initiative by Google will free many individuals and organizations of embarrassing situations they encounter on a daily basis due to sending inappropriate emails and is hence a welcome step for all Gmail users.