Google is all set to refresh one of the most widely employed internet service, Gmail in a few weeks. The Android and iOS clients both use Material Design, but the web client's interface hasn't been updated for years. Some of the features of the new Gmail were detailed in media reports. Gmail will let users configure expiration date for expiring mails such as a week, month, multiple years, and more.
Google is planning to redesign Gmail for the web with plans to integrate some of the features available on its mobile app, to make it more clean and user-friendly. 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 new "confidential mode" button, as demonstrated by the text just above it in the screenshot, prevents emails from being forwarded, downloaded, copy/pasted, or printed. The recipient will not be able to take a print out of this email or can not copy/paste the content as well.
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In response to that feedback, Uber added a privacy setting so that drives can hide their earnings if they want. When Uber was launched it offered ride-sharing for its users who could summon transportation via the app.
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. When someone receives an email sent with Confidential Mode, it will contain an embedded link that will allow them to view the secure content.
Expectedly, the updated Gmail could be on the lines of its mobile app. Users will be able to select a date when the email will expire, after which the receiver will no longer be able to see the email.
The Gmail web interface is set to be provided a fresh new makeover, G Suite admins are reported to have been informed. The message behind the link disappears after some time, but this doesn't mean that the intermediate email also disappears. It is unclear if the "confidential" expiring mails will be end-to-end encrypted.