Gmail testing sending confidential emails that expire automatically

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Now Google is reportedly planning to offer a similar ability to users of Gmail.

"You'll soon be able to send expiring emails". Gmail for web hasn't received a major overhaul in years so these new features should be interesting to see. The refreshed design will appear for Gmail users on the web, bringing it closer to the company's tweaks for Gmail on mobile devices.


The default inbox view also has new icons that differentiate the types of attachments accompanying emails, as well as list file names, though the compact view returns the icon to the traditional paperclip and hides file names. Before we get to that, what we know so far is that the redesigned Gmail could launch in the next few weeks and will perhaps be announced at the Google I/O developers conference on May 8.

For those of us who can't deal with the onslaught of messages in our inbox but really need to keep in mind to reply to a certain message, Google will be offering some help in the form of a snooze button.


As of now, it's unknown whether the feature is going to be compatible with non-gmail users. 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. Now let's see if Google will decide to roll it out globally once the new Gmail layout is taken out of beta. On the bottom of your email with the new design, there will also be "smart replies". You can simply choose one of the three and hit send, tweak it as desired, or ignore all three and hand craft your own reply. This upgrade lets you share more photos, files and videos than ever before using the service. Snooze can also bring the email back when you're at a specific location, which is useful for setting aside personal email for when you get home from work. It will consist of the ability to restrict emails, and this new feature will also be targeted at businesses that want and require enhanced control over the way that emails are used by recipients. Finally, an email can be locked behind a two-factor authentication process to ensure that only the intended recipient can read it.


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