You Can Undo Send In Outlook, Just like Gmail

Microsoft Outlook logo

Gmail’s “Undo Send” feature is much-loved here at How-To Geek, but you can get the same option in and the Microsoft Outlook desktop application. Here’s how to set them up.

The option in and Microsoft Outlook works the same as in Gmail: When you enable it, Outlook will wait a few seconds before sending emails. After you click the “Send” button, you have a few seconds to click the “Undo” button. This stops Outlook from sending the email out. If you don’t click the button, Outlook will send the email out as usual. You can’t undo sending an email if it’s already sent.

How to Enable “Undo Send” on, also known as the Outlook web app, has a modern version and a classic version. Most users of should have the modern look and feel for their email account now, which by default shows an all blue bar.

The modern blue Outlook bar

If you’ve still got the classic version, which a lot of enterprise versions (the work email provided by your company) are still using, it’ll show a primarily black bar by default.

The classic black Outlook bar

Either way, the process is generally the same, but the location of the settings is slightly different. Whichever version you’re using, the “undo sending” functionality works the same way. This means that during the period Outlook is waiting to send your email, you must keep the browser open and your computer awake; otherwise, the message won’t be sent.

In the modern view, click the Settings cog and then click “View all Outlook Settings.”

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