Undo Sending a Message in Gmail

In the last Shortcuts of the Week, we have covered Replying to (R), Forwarding (F) and Composing (C) messages in the standard Gmail interface. In each case, you create your message and then press Control + Enter to Send.
If you are quick, you can undo the sending by pressing Z.
It will take you back to editing the message.
By default, you have 5 seconds from sending the message to cancel it. But you can change this in the Gmail settings to 10, 20 or 30 seconds.
If you use a screen reader, you may need to switch the “virtual cursor” off so you can use these Gmail shortcut keys. Press Insert (or Caps Lock) + Z in JAWS or Insert (or Caps Lock) + Space in NVDA and Narrator. But, for the Undo command, it will probably be off anyway because you are composing messages at that time.
Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox work the same as Google Chrome for cancelling the send command in Gmail.

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