How to Unsend a Message in Gmail or Google Apps

Everyone has sent an email that they wish they had not. Now imagine that you had the power to unsend that email!

Google is now allowing users to unsend an email that was sent out for up to 30 seconds.

To set up the unsend feature, you need to take the following steps:

1 Sign into your Gmail/Google Apps account.

2. Click on the gear button in the top right hand corner of the screen. A drop down menu will appear.

3. Once the drop down menu appears, click on settings. The settings section is where you can manage your email.

4. On the settings page, scroll down to the undo send feature. Make sure to click the box to enable the feature. Gmail gives users a choice of how long they can cancel a sent email. 5, 10, 20 or 30 seconds after it is sent.

When you send a message on Gmail, you are prompted to view the message or undo it. If you decide to undo the message; a window pops up with your original message.

This is how you can unsend an email on Gmail/Google Apps.

I have included a video from Tricks Tac on how to set up and use the unsend feature.

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How to Collaborate using Google Drive

 

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      Google Drive offers people a great way to collaborate and share ideas. Teachers and business professionals alike can share documents and presentations along with editing them. In today’s world, we all need to collaborate to be successful. Google Drive has made my life a whole lot easier.

           Google Drive allows users to organize their documents and presentations in folders. These folders can be shared with other users, where documents and presentations can be viewed and edited; making collaboration very easy. Setting up Google Drive is quick and easy. The first thing that you need to do is create a Gmail account. Once you create a Gmail account, you can access a host of Google’s products and services from the drop down window in the browser.

           Google offers a suite of products inside of Google Drive. The products include: Google Docs which is similar to a Microsoft Word program, Google Slides which is similar to Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Sheets which is similar to Microsoft Excel. When you create and/or edit something, it is saved to the cloud automatically; you do not need to hit save or save as as you would have to with Microsoft’s products. Being that Google Drive is cloud based, my computer and hard drive are freed from having to store large files; allowing my computer to keep up its processing speed. I can also view and edit documents/presentations on multiple devices; which is something I could not do if I simply saved it on my computer. I appreciate this feature being that I am constantly on the go.

            Google Slides are also great for presentations where you want to use video. You can copy the video link from YouTube and embed the video-player in the slide. This allows your presentation to flow without having to stop to search for a video. You will also save time when creating your presentation.

            Google Docs can be downloaded to a Microsoft Word file and/or a PDF. Google Slides can be downloaded to a Power Point format. This makes sharing documents with non Google Drive users a snap. Simply attach the converted file to an email or just print it out. Word documents and PowerPoints can also be uploaded to Google Drive where you will be given the option to edit the document or presentation in its Google Drive format. (Google Docs, or Google Slides)

            Google Drive also offers users the ability to create forms with a service called Google Forms. Google offers a Google Drive App for mobile devices and the Desktop letting users quickly access documents and presentations without having to go through the browser; which saves users valuable time.

         Google Drive is a very valuable resource. Individual users can sign up for free.

         Don’t take my word for it; try it for yourself.
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