Send or unsend Gmail messages
You can send or unsend messages from a browser or the Gmail app.
Write an email
- Open the Gmail app .
- In the bottom right, tap Compose .
- In the "To" field, add recipients. If you want, you can also add recipients in the "Cc" and "Bcc" fields.
- Add a subject.
- Write your message.
- At the top of the page, tap Send .
Tip: To add formatting, like bolding or changing the text color, select the text you want to format, then tap Format.
Recall a message using Undo Send
Undo Send isn't available in the Gmail app. However, in the Gmail app you can turn on the "Confirm before sending" setting which shows a confirmation page before you send a message.
Options for adding message recipients
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.
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. Note: If they don't use Gmail, they may not see this information.
- 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.
When you write a message, you'll add the recipients in the "to," "cc," or "bcc" fields.
To add multiple recipients, put a comma between the names or email addresses of the recipients.
If you need to send an email to a large number of people, you can also create a group, then add that group's email address in the "to" field.
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