Gmail is one of the most popular email clients that has surpassed 1 billion active users in 2016. The service has improvised over years and various new feature have been added to Gmail. Google has officially announced on Twitter that the Gmail application for mobile devices will now offer confidential mode.
Gmail: Confidential mode
According to a reliable report, Google was working on a new feature known as “confidential mode” in Gmail that would enable users to send emails that automatically expire. That new confidential email mode is now finally unveiled by Google for mobile devices. Google states that users can send messages and attachments with Gmail’s confidential mode to help protect sensitive information from unauthorized access.
Using the confidential mode users (sender) can set an expiration date for messages or even revoke access at any time. It is worth noting that, the confidential message’s recipients will have the options to forward, copy, and print it, along with download disabled. That said, Google clearly stated that the receiver can still screenshot or click photos of the attached files.
Confidential Mode Availability
Confidential Mode for Gmail will start rolling out for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets starting today. Presently, the confidential mode feature isn’t available for G Suite customers. For users of the Gmail web client, Google’s support page states that confidential mode isn’t available in classic Gmail. Lastly, users using Gmail with a work or school account will need to contact their administrator in order to use confidential mode.
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