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Finally! We can now take back the emails we regret

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Typos. Insults. Tagging your boss in that inappropriate joke.

You press send in a fit of recklessness, then immediately scream into cyberspace, desperate to drag the email back into your draft folder.

There is good news for customers of Google’s email service — now you can do just that.

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Gmail has unveiled its ‘Undo Send’ feature, which gives you between 5 and 30 seconds to realise your mistake and cancel that life ruiner.

It works by delaying every email you send, so you can stew on it for a while and finally come to your senses.

To try it out, navigate to your account’s settings page and enable the feature like so:

undo-sendGmail has an estimated 900 million users across the globe, so the world may have just become a far more sensible (or self-censored) place.

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