There Might Be A New Self-Destructing Message Feature In The Gmail Revamp

There Might Be A New Self-Destructing Message Feature In The Gmail Revamp

But while the leaked screenshots showed numerous big changes in Gmail, info about a new feature that lets users send self-destructing emails is only starting to trickle out now. Apparently, the new self-destructing emails feature which will allow the users to put a timestamp to their mails after which the email won't be available anymore has been termed as the "Confidential Mode" in Gmail.

Further, Gmail will also ask the recipient to punch in an SMS passcode in order to confirm their identity, before the recipient is being allowed to see the email. Snooze and Smart Reply are both currently part of Google's Inbox app for Gmail, and both features are now making their way to Gmail on the web. The Verge, meanwhile, said that the new look for Gmail was being tested within Google and trusted partners and that the redesign includes subtle elements of the company's Material Design language. It's less dramatic - and it's due to a security feature Google will test out on the new Gmail.

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

Beyond that, judging by screenshots sent to TechCrunch, Gmail users will be able to choose when the email expires and disappears into the ether. If an email is sent in confidential mode, the recipient won't be able to forward email content, download, copy and paste, or print the email. For now, there's no clarity on when the new Gmail will roll out for public use.

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Twitter is in a similar quagmire as Facebook and Google in where Twitter hasn't taken strong enough action against disinformation campaigns in fear of losing the social media's most important asset, user accounts, according to Goel. An exact launch date for the feature and whether it will be available for non-Gmail users is unclear at this point.

The men took Google to court when the company refused to remove search results about their convictions, including links to news articles that the businessmen claimed were no longer relevant.

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It's not 100% certain these tools will make it into the final revamp, but it appears Google is getting them ready for prime time.

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