Google said this would be "useful for when you have to send sensitive information via email" as it would "help you stay in control". Some new tools and features coming to Gmail make it easier to do things right from the inbox view, saving countless clicks in the process. The redesign will also see Gmail more integrated with other G Suite apps - like Calendar, Google Keep and later on, Docs and Sheets. "Confidential mode" also lets you specify whether your recipient will have to type in a passcode they receive separately in a text message in order to read your message.
Immediately noticeable is the visual redesign of the web version of Gmail. Go to Settings (the cog wheel in the top right corner of your inbox) and select "Try the new Gmail". Notwithstanding, the choice wasn't accessible for us right now, so the take-off is by all accounts slower than anticipated.
On the web app, users can now see and click attachments without opening messages and can also hover over messages to RSVP to a meeting or archive a thread. Since a very long time, there has been no update to the Gmail's UI or its related app. Email can be sent with an expiration date (kind of like a Snapchat message), and there are more options for revoking messages after they're sent. This feature works even if the recipient uses a different mail client. Once turned on for a specific message, the user won't be able to copy, download, forward, or even print it.
But in case the advent of "snooze" sounds like a procrastinators' dream, Gmail on the web will now also "nudge" users to follow up and respond to their emails with "quick reminders" that appear next to the messages "to help make sure nothing slips through the cracks". On mobile, a new setting will let you limit notifications to just the important messages.
In addition, confidential emails don't ever get saved locally - they're in the cloud and you need to have a 2FA code to access them. On a 13.3-inch Apple MacBook Pro, the old Gmail shows more emails in all three display modes. The feature suggests one-tap responses by scanning your emails and guessing how you might want to respond. "'Nudges" is another new feature which accompanies this new Gmail upgrade. Google said the new Gmail experience will roll out to businesses today for companies in the G Suite Early Adopter Program via the admin console. A limited number of users will get Confidential Mode to begin with including users of the consumer Gmail and G suite users in the coming weeks (a broader rollout will come later). Google launched a security center for G Suite in January, providing analytics to identify potential threats as well as best practices users can take to guard themselves against attacks. You can still use the Priority Inbox and star messages, for example.
Users will also be able to drag-and-drop emails from Gmail straight into Google's new Tasks web app, to automatically create to-dos.