Google's Inbox to offer a way to take back sent email

Google's Inbox to offer a way to take back sent email
The latest hot new feature for email and messaging apps, is not a way to make them disappear after being read. Actually, this hot new feature allows the person who sent the email or message, to retract it before it gets read. Last month, BBM introduced such a feature, and now Google's new Inbox app is also planning to add this capability.

During a Reddit Q&A that included three members of Google's Inbox team, it was disclosed that there will be a way for an Inbox user to change his/her mind, and "unsend" an email that was just sent. On the web, the Google Mail Labs channel allows the email author 10 seconds after hitting send, to change his mind and click on cancel. While nothing is written in stone, perhaps that will be similar to the way message retraction will be handled on Inbox.

Other new features coming to Inbox include support for cross-browser use, and integration with Google Drive. Also, a version for tablets is on the way. Right now, it still requires an invitation to be allowed to download the app. This way, Google can test Inbox before unleashing it on the world. The app, which is available for Android and iOS, bundles your emails together by topic, allows you to "snooze" certain emails, and generally enhances the Gmail user's experience.

source: Reddit via BGR

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9 Comments

1. realhumanbeing

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

Hats off to Google.

2. Carlitos

Posts: 669; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

YAAAAASSSSSS PRAISE TO THE GOOG! This is perfect!

3. junaidahmed

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

Now make one to take back sent texts

9. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

That already exist, it's called Go SMS Pro with the ability to set your own delay for how long your have to cancel a message once you hit send.

4. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

This is nice..

5. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Is it like recall on outlook? The one I've been using for years?

6. DiegoEnzo

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 06, 2014

only with exchange

8. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

AOL had this feature too. Not sure if they still do or not.

7. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

"The latest hot new feature for email and messaging apps, is not a way to make them disappear after being read. Actually, this hot new feature allows the person who sent the email or message, to retract it before it gets read." -PA's Alan F. There are three commas in the first two sentences of the article. That's two commas too many. Doesn't PA have editors or native English writers?

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