Google has rolled out a minor update to the mobile web version of Gmail which lets you undo certain actions. It’s a lot easier to accidentally delete a message or hit other wrong buttons on a tiny smartphone screen than in a desktop web browser, so the move makes a lot of sense.

Here’s how it works. When you archive or delete a message, add or remove a label, or move a message a yellow bar will pop up at the bottom of the screen letting you know what you just did — and letting you click an undo button.

The undo option only lasts for a few seconds so it won’t help you retrieve that message you deleted yesterday. But it can make the experience of using Gmail in a mobile browser much easier today.

The Gmail mobile web app is available when you use most HTML5 capable web browsers on Android, iOS, or BlackBerry devices.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...