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

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Word spread this week that Google is working on a new version of Gmail for the web.

Google is planning a major update to its email service, reports say.

The new version of Gmail will also show a lock icon which would be placed in the compose box in order to activate the Confidential Mode.

The search engine giant has another feature up its sleeve called "confidential mode" that will allow users to limit what recipients can do with the emails you send, preventing them from being forwarded, downloaded or printed, according to another report in The Verge.

"You can configure the expiration date so that your email disappears after 1 week, 1 month, multiple years, etc.", Tech Crunch writes. Google has provided information related to new design and possible features to its G Suite administrators recently. When someone receives an email sent with Confidential Mode, it will contain an embedded link that will allow them to view the secure content.

Mr Justice Warby said the businessmen, who can not be named for legal reasons, complained of results returned by Google Search that feature links to third-party reports about their convictions.

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We didn't overlook the part where emails self-destruct in the Gmail redesign, don't worry.

Gmail's redesign will have some other snazzy new features as well. Additionally, the service could let senders an option to ask for recipient's identity with a passcode sent via text message.

According to leaked images, the confidential mode will work even with third-party email clients like "ProtonMail".

Now, in another legal challenge, Google has once again come off second best after it failed in its bid to stop a businessman seeking to invoke his "right to be forgotten". Furthermore, it will feature a right-side column in which users can load apps like Google Calendar, Tasks and Keep.

TechCrunch, who received the information from a tipster with early access, points out this could be a ploy to get more Gmail users' phone numbers.

The password-protecting of email is something that will be welcomed by many users, and it is going to be implemented through the use of a code sent out via SMS. Unless protection is offered against the incredibly simple process of taking a screenshot of any supposedly confidential mail, the whole feature might well be useless, and will simply protect against inbox searches post the expiry of the email.