You may soon be able to send self-destructing emails on Gmail

Mindy Sparks
April 14, 2018

From what we know so far, the new Gmail for web users will get smart replies, a feature already available on the mobile app, a new sidebar, the ability to snooze emails and three new layouts, among other things. It seems that not only the design will change as Gmail is set to bring in a very important surprising new feature which was added by Google, and it was discovered shortly before the official release. This icon will not only allow you to set an expiration date of a sent email but there's also a "Require Passcode" option that you can select if you want the recipient to confirm their identity with a passcode sent via SMS. Also, there might be other tools available in the market using which a user can record the email that they have received.

TechCrunch in its story suggested that Self-destructing Email mode means sender can stop the recipient from downloading, forwarding, copying, or printing the email.

Gmail will have a so-called Confidential Mode, a system created to secure the important emails that users send and that should not reach other mailboxes. As for recipients, they are expected to receive a link for expiring email which can be viewed by logging into their Gmail account again. The new feature is similar to that of Outlook's email forward prevention functionality which was announced for Office 365.

Gmail's new web interface snooze smart reply app bar
You may soon be able to send self-destructing emails on Gmail

Google Gmail is most popular email service of the world.

There has been no official announcement regarding the launch of this feature to the users in their entirety.

Just a few days ago we reported about the upcoming redesign of Gmail on the web. Google, if rumors are right, working on enhanced confidential mode, which will allow the recording of the email as well. The new "Confidential Mode" is possibly expected to accompany the new version of Gmail.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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