Gmail may have self-destructing "confidential" emails soon

Gmail accounts could be about to get a lot more private thanks to new Confidential Mode for email

The new Gmail is set to release in a few weeks, but there has been no exact word on when confidential mode will roll out. That's why Google calls it "confidential" rather than private.

Gmail may also introduce "self-destructing emails", which become inaccessible after a set amount of time, TechCrunch reported on Friday based on leaked screenshots. Apart from the design change, Gmail is also introducing some wonderful features for the people. Encrypted messaging app Signal also gives users a less-intense version that erases messages after the recipient has read them.

As of now, it's unknown whether the feature is going to be compatible with non-gmail users.

Here are six changes that you will see when Google launches its new look in May.

A sidebar for Google's apps - The new Gmail lets you open up a sidebar that can show Google's Calendar, note-taking app keep, or to-do list app Task.

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It was recently confirmed by Gmail that it is redesigning its famous Gmail Service. The report says that Gmail will also be getting the ability to self-destruct an email. On the bottom of your email with the new design, there will also be "smart replies".

Additionally, the actual security this provides is unclear, as the feature makes no mention of the use of encryption-it appears to be useful primarily in the context of preventing access in the event of an unattended device already logged in to an account.

There's now no word on a final release date for the new Gmail, however, a message to early access testers hints at a launch date in the coming weeks. You can tag the email with a convenient time and it will be right there at the top of your inbox when you have the freedom to respond.

This should allow users to place more trust in email, and send confidential information they might have previously avoided sending via Gmail. Furthermore, after a specific time period, the email will automatically disappear from both sender and receiver's inbox.

The default inbox view also has new icons that differentiate the types of attachments accompanying emails, as well as list file names, though the compact view returns the icon to the traditional paperclip and hides file names.

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