Google to Introduce Self-destructing Email Feature in Gmail

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It is still not clear whether the Gmail service users will be able to send the confidential/self-destructing emails to the other email platforms or not. The refreshed design will appear for Gmail users on the web, bringing it closer to the company's tweaks for Gmail on mobile devices. Apparently, the new self-destructing emails feature which will allow the users to put a timestamp to their mails after which the email won't be available anymore has been termed as the "Confidential Mode" in Gmail. In addition to a fresh design, the company also listed some of the new features. However, the feature is still under development, as the option "Learn More" now redirects to a blank page. Also, the new feature will be smoothly embedded in the compose screen of the Gmail website which will make it easier for the users to switch to the "Confidential Mode". Users will be able to select a date when the email will expire, after which the receiver will no longer be able to see the email.

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"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. Now while the recipient of the email will not be allowed to copy and paste the content, some testers have found no issues in taking screenshots of the email, so it doesn't guarantee total privacy. It'll be available in the coming weeks. As for recipients, they are expected to receive a link for expiring email which can be viewed by logging into their Gmail account again. This new version of Gmail is said to have several revamps like the ability to snooze emails and a Smart Replay feature on the Web interface besides having a cleaner look like the desktop Gmail application. For now, there's no clarity on when the new Gmail will roll out for public use.

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