No, that wasn’t just your imagination. That was the multitudes of people rejoicing in the streets now that Google has taken their “Undo Send” out of beta testing and released it as a full-blown Gmail feature.
To some of you, and “Undo Send” button might not seem like a big deal, but for anyone that has accidentally clicked “reply all,” this feature can be a lifesaver – and it works in a really cool way. It doesn’t recall an already sent message; it basically pauses your outbox for a certain amount of time (5-30 seconds), and while your mail is waiting to get sent, you have time to “undo” the message. Nifty, huh?
It’s a feature that Google Labs has been testing/developing since 2009, and while it’s currently only available on the desktop version of Gmail, Google says the feature will hit mobile sometime in the future.
Other stories in this week’s wrap include a revamped Instagram search feature, Emoji-less search results, and Google’s vision for the Internet of Things.
- Google is pushing the boundaries of the Internet of Things with their new Brillo operating system and Project Weave, which could drastically affect the SEO and digital marketing of the future.
- On a smaller scale, Google is testing something new in the form of a new mobile interface that looks pretty clean, in this blogger’s opinion.
- Oh, and Google also took away a feature they introduced just weeks ago – that is, you can no longer put Emojis in your page titles. Long live search Emojis.
- Speaking of search results, Instagram overhauled their “Explore” tab to include people, places, and tags from the same search box. It’s a move that should have happened a while ago, but I’m happy that it’s finally here.
- Twitter is also adding a couple of new features to their platform: embedded product and place pages, and curated influencer collections. I’m not a big fan of the latter, but the former has awesome potential for brands/marketers.
- And for your random/creepy news of the day, Facebook is testing a “faceless recognition” algorithm, so you can tag all of your faceless friends.
Did we miss anything noteworthy this week? Let us know in the comments section.