Google is reportedly introducing a confidential mode that will prevent the recipient from downloading, printing, copying, pasting or forwarding the message you send them. It further states that the recipient won't be able to forward, download or copy the email's contents, and attachments will be disabled.
The impending overhead was anticipated since long as Google hasn't made many changes in design and feature of web-based Gmail interface. In addition to that, it will also let you secure emails by enabling password protection which will be automatically generated through SMS. This includes Smart Replies which are already available on Gmail's mobile counterparts, snoozing messages for a later time and a few new layouts for how much information you'd like to have on the home page itself.
Beyond that, judging by screenshots sent to TechCrunch, Gmail users will be able to choose when the email expires and disappears into the ether. These features will be an enormous help to businesses that want more control over how emails are used by recipients. The recipient will not be able to take a print out of this email or can not copy/paste the content as well.
Word spread this week that Google is working on a new version of Gmail for the web.
Walking on the line of other applications like Snapchat, Line and Signal, Gmail is also devising a feature which will let users draft self-destructing emails. Also, on the recipient end, Gmail will show the content of confidential emails as a link which will verify a user's identity before showing the email content. In order to address the issue and to give better control to users, Google is bringing self-destructing email feature.
The upcoming, redesigned Gmail looks like it will have several new features to protect the privacy of your emails. That means they'll disappear from your outbox, and from the recipient's inbox.
End-to-end encryption is also not mentioned by Google anywhere.
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