Leaks Show Self-Destructing Messages, Snooze Feature, Design Changes

Leaks Show Self-Destructing Messages, Snooze Feature, Design Changes

The service has a web client as well as apps for Android and iOS.

And you'll be able to put an extra layer of security on particularly sensitive emails - you can require the recipient to confirm their identity with a passcode (sent to their phone), or to log in a second time, before viewing the content.

The new design won't be any mere cosmetic exercise but will sport new functional features, which include Smart Reply (like the one on the mobile), an email snoozing feature where you can choose when the email reappears again and offline support.

Gmail will have a so-called Confidential Mode, a system created to secure the important emails that users send and that should not reach other mailboxes.




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.

Instead, Gmail sends the recipient a dummy email with a hyperlink to the actual self-expiring message, which is what actually disappears when time expires. However, the feature is still under development, as the option "Learn More" now redirects to a blank page. 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. An exact launch date for the feature and whether it will be available for non-Gmail users is unclear at this point. This is because Google is now asking users to confirm their Google account to view the confidential email. When it expires, it is automatically deleted from the inbox and the sender's inbox.

Since Google is working on some major updates now, it looks like there are plenty of new features to get excited about it. Encrypted messaging app Signal also gives users a less-intense version that erases messages after the recipient has read them. But users can take screenshot or photo of email. Google has not mentioned end-to-end encryption anywhere, which means the company is most likely to stick with non-encrypted emails.

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