Ever had an email fail? Typos, reply-all gaffes, or accidentally sent a note about your awful boss… TO your awful boss? Now there’s a way to undo some emails — before it’s too late (on Gmail at least).

Gmail has an “Unsend” feature. It’s both on the app and the desktop version.

Here’s how it works on a desktop: First, click on the “Settings” button in the upper right corner.

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That will bring up the “Quick settings” menu. From there, click “See all settings.”

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Next, scroll down on the “Settings” page to “Undo Send.” Bingo! Change the time to 30 seconds, then scroll to the bottom of the page and save your changes.

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The next time you send an email, this bar will pop up. If you hit “Unsend” within 30 seconds, you’ll have a cushion to stop it before it does any damage!

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Now for the same feature on the Gmail app. This process is just one step: The second you send an email, you’ll see the “Undo” button pop up near the bottom. Tap that and you’re in the clear!

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Now you can breathe a little easier knowing you’ve got a safety net from any email faux pas!

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