Reportedly Gmail is testing confidential emails that expire automatically

14 April, 2018, 22:15 | Author: Kristi Owen
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Google is reportedly working on an overhaul of Gmail for web which will see a new design along with several new features, including a Confidential Mode.

Google is planning a major update to its email service, reports say. We need a bit more time to compose ourselves, so can't share anything yet - archive this for now, and we'll let you know when it's time to hit send.

The search engine giant has another feature up its sleeve called "confidential mode" that will allow users to limit what recipients can do with the emails you send, preventing them from being forwarded, downloaded or printed, according to another report in The Verge.

The expiration date of the self-destructing emails can be configured to suit your needs, with time windows ranging from one week to multiple years.

One downside to the new Gmail design and the self-destructing emails is that it's now unclear whether the feature will work on clients other than Google.

Walking on the line of other applications like Snapchat, Line and Signal, Gmail is also devising a feature which will let users draft self-destructing emails.

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Google Tasks, by the way, has also always been ready for a revamp.

Google has stated that the new Gmail design may be rolling out in a few weeks.

Further, Gmail will also ask the recipient to punch in an SMS passcode in order to confirm their identity, before the recipient is being allowed to see the email. The new features aim at improving e-mail privacy by limiting a message's access to the recipient for a specific period of time.

There has been no official announcement regarding the launch of this feature to the users in their entirety. This may mean that people in other services will be able to read the email, but only if they also have a Google account. When it expires, it is automatically deleted from the inbox and the sender's inbox.

End-to-end encryption is also not mentioned by Google anywhere.

TechCrunch, who received the information from a tipster with early access, points out this could be a ploy to get more Gmail users' phone numbers. The Verge notes, though, that recipients will still be able to take screenshots or photos of these confidential emails.


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