Google introduces 'Confidential Mode' in its new Gmail design

Google introduces 'Confidential Mode' in its new Gmail design

Google introduces 'Confidential Mode' in its new Gmail design

According to those who have tested GMail's Confidential Mode, it will allow you to block the ability to resend, copy, download, or print emails sent by users and marked with a special option, which can prove to be extremely useful. This passcode will be generated via SMS and there will also be an expiration date on sent emails.

As revealed by The Verge, the Gmail update is about more than just giving the email service a new coat of paint. The company might showcase new Gmail features at the Google I/O 2018, which will commence on the 8th of May.

The new version of Gmail will also show a lock icon which would be placed in the compose box in order to activate the Confidential Mode.

Google's upcoming Gmail redesign could come with security features that ensure only the right person can view an e-mail-and only for a specific period of time. This may mean that people in other services will be able to read the email, but only if they also have a Google account.

Good news is there for all the Gmail supporters!

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Beyond that, judging by screenshots sent to TechCrunch, Gmail users will be able to choose when the email expires and disappears into the ether.

This week, we reported that Google was redesigning Gmail on the web to be more material, modern and gain a new design, it looks like the firm is going a bit further than that now. This is because Google is now asking users to confirm their Google account to view the confidential email. Considering Keep can already pull double duty as a barebones to-do list, I'm hoping Google has some new features in tow. An exact launch date for the feature and whether it will be available for non-Gmail users is unclear at this point.

With more than 1 billion users around the world, Gmail is used by individuals, small businesses and enterprises as a standalone product or as part of G Suite. However, there is one big concern surrounding the new feature which is - although Google does not allow printing, copying, or pasting of the email content there are no measures whatsoever to prevent the receiver from screenshotting the email.

Offline support, which Google said it will make available by June 2018, will let you store your emails on your computer so you can access them offline.


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