Gmail Offering Self-Destructing Email Feature

Gmail accounts could be about to get a lot more private thanks to new Confidential Mode for email

Google has announced previous year that they are finally upgrading the files attachment feature for their email service which allows the users to send and receive messages with attachments up to 50MB size.

"Google will also let Gmail users require a passcode to open emails, which will be generated via SMS, or set an expiration date on sent emails", The Verge reported.

The improved design, which will be the biggest redesign of Gmail in nearly a decade, will feature a handy snooze feature, that allows you to put off dealing with annoying emails, an offline mode and Google's brilliant Smart Reply feature. This is similar to the LinkedIn message replying feature.

The other feature Google looks set to bring over of Inbox is the snooze option, which can temporarily hide an email from your Inbox until the time you are ready to deal with it.

In a statement to The Verge, Google revealed: "We're working on some major updates to Gmail (they're still in draft phase)".

For now, there has been no word from Google about the release date of the new update but the company has confirmed that the upgrade is being tested.

I/O brings together developers from around the globe for talks, hands-on learning with Google experts, and a first look at Google's latest developer products. Shortly after the screenshots surfaced online, Google also confirmed that this redesign is in the works.

To create a confidential email, click compose and an icon on the bottom row of the new email you'll see a lock and clock icon click on that and edit how long you would like the email to last.

Among the many features that were spotted earlier this week, TechCrunch reports that a Confidential Mode will also be introduced which will allow users to choose whether they want the recipient to be able to forward the email content, restrict them from copy and pasting, downloading or printing them, and even choose if they want the email to self-destruct. Not to mention if users OR senders are utilising POP3/IMAP/SMTP to access their inbox.

So far, the only potential answer is a link with the message, "This message was sent with Gmail's confidential mode" the sent email reads. "You can open it by clicking on this link".

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