Google's Redesign of Gmail to Include a 'Confidential Mode'

Google's Redesign of Gmail to Include a 'Confidential Mode'

This will be especially useful for sending confidential emails or emails that you feel should be read and deleted for privacy purposes. It's a simpler and cleaner layout to which most users should respond positively, yet it still features the same characteristic design elements for which Gmail is known.

The new Gmail design also features a new sidebar, with the option of using Google's calendar, Keep note-taking app, or tasks side-by-side with your email messages.

So, if you send or receive messages to your Gmail inbox in "confidential mode", they will self-destruct (i.e. you can't copy, download or print them) upon the scheduled expiration date.

One of these, according to TechCrunch, is self-destructing emails.

Working on an email service is hard as you have to be compatible with all sorts of email providers and email clients.

The new Gmail is also expected to feature offline storage, meaning users can save their emails to their computer or local storage device.

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The new capabilities are coming to consumer Gmail; no word on when G Suite users will get them. 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 recipient had to log into their Google account once again to view the content.

The Verge said these new updates "were originally introduced for Google's Inbox overhaul of Gmail".

Based on those screenshots, expiring emails work pretty much like expiring emails in ProtonMail. This might not be a problem in practical terms, considering the fact that the message will still be unreadable, but it's a little different than deleting an old email completely.

Moreover, Gmail will also allow you to set a deadline for certain emails, which, when reached, will trigger the automatic complete deletion of the chosen emails. The Verge has obtained screenshots of the new Gmail design, now being tested inside Google and with trusted partners.

While this technology may have a multitude of uses for Google's products such as improved voice detection of their smart-speakers or better voice recognition of users during Google Hangout chats, the security implications of this technology are also quite worrying.

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