Gmail testing sending confidential emails that expire automatically

Gmail testing sending confidential emails that expire automatically

The new Gmail is set to release in a few weeks, but there has been no exact word on when confidential mode will roll out. However, it's not just the design that will be new as it looks like the service will get new features as well.

Google will also introduce a new feature, dubbed Confidential Mode.

It is not for sure if this feature will be compatible with those recipients who are using a different email service.

Choosing to send an email in "confidential mode" will also stop recipients from being able to forward, download or print the email. The user has a web client as well as apps for android and iOS.

Here are six changes that you will see when Google launches its new look in May. Instead, you will be invited to click on a link to view the email on a secured website.

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Smart Reply - Smart Reply suggests three responses you might send based on the content of an email you received. The interface, which combines the existing Gmail interface with some aspects of the "Inbox by Gmail" concept, includes direct access to Google Calendar from Gmail, as well as the AI-generated smart reply option that has been part of the mobile app version of Gmail since last May.

Snooze an email - You tag an email with a time stamp and it disappears from your inbox and reappears at the time you've chosen.

I guess time will tell on that one. You can tag the email with a convenient time and it will be right there at the top of your inbox when you have the freedom to respond. The report says that Gmail will also be getting the ability to self-destruct an email. It will get a new design for enhanced user experience and some new features including the ability to snooze emails and make them appear later at the user's choice, a Smart Replay functionality for each of the emails and also offline support. Finally, an email can be locked behind a two-factor authentication process to ensure that only the intended recipient can read it. The default layout highlights details and attachments, comfort keeps highlights hidden, and compact is comparable to the current Gmail design.

Unfortunately, for all the precautions included in Gmail's new Confidential Mode, it is impossible to prevent users from taking a screenshot of the contents of an email.

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