Send or unsend Gmail messages

You can send or unsend messages from a browser or the Gmail app.

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Send a message

An animation showing how to send and unsend a message in Gmail on Android

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app .
  2. At the bottom right, tap Compose.
  3. In the "To" field, add recipients. You can also add recipients:
    • In the "Cc" and "Bcc" fields.
    • When you compose a message, with a "+ sign" or "@mention" and the contact's name in the text field.
  4. Add a subject.
  5. Write your message.
  6. At the top of the page, tap Send Send.

Tip: To add formatting, press and hold the text that you want to update, then tap Format

Unsend a message

  1. Right after you send a message, you'll see the message "Sent" and the option to Undo.
  2. Tap Undo.

Options for adding message recipients

Add recipients (Cc)

When you add recipients to your message, you have the option to add a "Cc" field. Anyone in this field will see the other recipients of the message.

"Cc" is often used to add recipients to an email who don't need to take any action.

Hide recipients (Bcc)

If you're sending a message and want to hide a recipient's email address, you can add them in the "Bcc" field.

How "Bcc" works:

  • The recipients won't know that you added anyone to "Bcc."
  • Anyone you add to the "Bcc" field will see that they were added using "Bcc." They will also see message recipients in the "To" and "Cc" fields. 
  • People you add in "Bcc" can't see the name or email address of anyone else you add in the "Bcc" field.
  • If people reply all to a message, people in "Bcc" won't see the reply.

Important: If your recipients don't use Gmail, they may not see that they were added to the "Bcc" field.

Send an email to multiple recipients

When you write a message, you'll add the recipients in the "To," "Cc," or "Bcc" fields.

To add more than one recipient, put a comma between each name or email address. You can also click “To,” “Cc,” or “Bcc” to add recipients or manage your contact labels.

If you need to send an email to multiple people, you can also create a group.

Tip: You can also add a group email address in the "To," “Cc,” or “Bcc” fields.

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