The Android version of Gmail has received a new mode

Gmail Brings Confidential Emails to Mobile

Gmail Brings Confidential Emails to Mobile

This mode will enable user to send emails to others that will self-destruct after a state of time.

Google rolled out a new feature meant to heighten the security of Gmail users on Android. They can use confidential mode to set an expiration date for messages or even revoke access to the message at any time.

The feature lets you empower your emails with an expiry, similar to what Snapchat and Apple iMessage offer to its mobile users. In this mode, the recipient will not be able to forward the email to anyone else, copy the body of the email, or download the attachments. SMS passcode is another option for email access, wherein the recipients will receive a passcode via a text message. Consequently, Gmail becomes the first email app on the Android smartphone to incorporate the feature. Now, click on the compose button to create a new email. This will now be the norm for all confidential emails you send. Users using Gmail with a work or school account will need to contact their administrator in order to use confidential mode.

Earlier this year, Google started rolling new design for Gmail, which brought the biggest redesign for the email service in years. Another minor downside might be if you don't check your email a lot, and then the message expires before you've seen it.

As every feature has its own share of pros and cons, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a well-respected organization in the field of digital user privacy, believes that this new mode isn't secure at all.

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If you no longer want the recipient to access the file, you can remove the access.

In the top right, tap More Confidential mode.

This feature has been available with the desktop users since the previous year. You can set a password for your attachments so only those with the password can view the email.

How to use Confidential Mode?

Confidential messages will be strictly about conveying the message to the person you choose to send it to.

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