Confidential Mode comes to Gmail Android app

Joanna Estrada
August 17, 2018

Notably, Google added a lot of features to the new Gmail some of which included Snooze, smart reply and many more. At least, it'll be a valuable tool for the business world once Google launches the feature for G Suite, which hasn't happened yet. That means that recipient won't be able to download any sensitive photos or documents you might send, so this will certainly have its uses for those in the business world as well.

Google has also advised you can revoke access to an email marked confidential whenever you feel like it before the expiration date by opening the email in your Sent folder and selecting "Remove access" at the bottom. Confidential emails will automatically have the ability to forward, copy, print, and download removed, so the recipient won't be able to make copies of your original email. Lastly, the confidential mode also allows the users to secure the attachments of their mail by a passcode. With a passcode enabled, recipients of the confidential mode email will have to enter a code that they will receive in an SMS message on their phones.

However, it's worth noting that the new confidential mode doesn't stop anyone from just taking a screenshot of the confidential material, so keep that in mind. If already turned on, click Edit. You can even set a password for the emails you send. The Gmail account on Twitter announced the arrival of the feature that lets you put a self-destruct timer of conversations to “protect sensitive information from unauthorized access.”.

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