Earlier in the week, we learned that Google has a redesign of the Gmail web interface arrivingfor G Suite and regular users in the coming weeks. While this is a convenient way to secure information, it also benefits Google by allowing the service to associate email addresses with cell phone numbers - adding to their database of customer information that they can use to better suit advertisements to their users. The addition of Confidential Mode will grant users greater control over the emails they send, giving them the option of adding password protection to a message so they can not be opened by unauthorized people. Google is reportedly introducing a confidential mode that will prevent the recipient from downloading, printing, copying, pasting or forwarding the message you send them.
"You can configure the expiration date so that your email disappears after 1 week, 1 month, multiple years, etc.", Tech Crunch writes. We'd seen drafts of a redesign dating back almost a year ago and heard some descriptions of the new look, but after yesterday's news, several sources shared images of the new design itself - including some new features. Sending a confidential email to a non-Google address may not work, as it prompts the viewer to log into their Google account to access the private message. Alongside the "self-destructing" feature Google will also allow the users to establish two-factor authentications by adding a passcode which will be generated by Google for private messages. The company might showcase new Gmail features at the Google I/O 2018, which will commence on the 8th of May.
The businessman, known as NT2 during legal proceedings, had asked Google to delete links to news articles related to his past. Furthermore, it will feature a right-side column in which users can load apps like Google Calendar, Tasks and Keep. This may mean that people in other services will be able to read the email, but only if they also have a Google account. Rather than using text links, Gmail will use clickable icons for a cleaner and more concise appearance. As The Verge notes, a Confidential email recipient would only need to take a screenshot of an email to avoid these safeguards entirely.