How can I undo an edit in Gmail's compose field?

For example, I write a draft email, select the entire text and remove it, how can I undo my remove action to get the text back?


@JinaneK was on the correct path suggesting to used Ctrl+Z. You will need to install a keyboard that has Ctrl key such as Hacker's Keyboard if your keyboard app does not have it.

After you delete a text, open Hacker's Keyboard (if it was not already opened), press Ctrl (you will see an indication on the key that it is activated, on my phone, the indication was a blue line), then press on Z. You can even use it to redo by using Ctrl+Y

Disclaimer: I am just a user of the app.


Usually, if the session is not closed just an undo or ctrl+z can do it.

  • Thanks, how do you do Ctrl+z or undo on Android? – Franck Dernoncourt Jan 9 '20 at 7:41
  • @FranckDernoncourt Hacker's keyboard app can help you with that. – Firelord May 22 '20 at 15:24

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