Gmail Confidential Mode Brings Self-Destructing Emails And Identity Verification For Recipients

  • Gmail Confidential Mode Brings Self-Destructing Emails And Identity Verification For Recipients

Gmail Confidential Mode Brings Self-Destructing Emails And Identity Verification For Recipients

The Verge has obtained screenshots of the new Gmail design, now being tested inside Google and with trusted partners.

Other new features coming with this redesign include Smart Replies and Snooze - two things now only found inside Gmail's mobile apps - and the ability to use other G Suite apps inside your inbox.

The five features for the new Gmail have limited explanation in the email, and even less was said by the company.

Gmail is getting a gorgeous redesign on the web, which will include a bunch of awesome new features.

Google is providing three new layouts to choose from, including a default view that highlights attachments like documents and photos, a comfortable view that doesn't highlight attachments, and a compact view that increases the amount of messages you can see on a single page. One of those is a "Confidential Mode" for sensitive messages, which prevents them from being forwarded, downloaded, printed, and more.

Will my emails self-destruct?

Trying to inject a new feature into the email standard is a tough nut to crack.

Further helping to secure email communications, senders have the option to require the recipient to verify their identity with a passcode before opening an email sent in Confidential Mode. An expiration date, meanwhile, will automatically delete the message after a certain preset length of time, such as a week.

Earlier in the week, we learned that Google has a redesign of the Gmail web interface arrivingfor G Suite and regular users in the coming weeks.

Google has confirmed that the launch is near, but they haven't released specifics at this time.

In a statement cited by the Post, Google acknowledged a "major" Gmail redo is in the works, but the company says it's only in "draft phase". "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 sidebar allows you to carry out tasks side by side with your email messages.