Gmail working on self-expiring emails

New Gmail Interface

New Gmail Interface

However, there is one big concern surrounding the new feature which is - although Google does not allow printing, copying, or pasting of the email content there are no measures whatsoever to prevent the receiver from screenshotting the email. Also, the new redesigned Gmail might be just around the corner, presently the redesigned Gmail has been seen on the Early Adopters Program. The new design includes some subtle elements of Google's Material Design, and a number of new features that were originally introduced for Google's Inbox overhaul of Gmail. From what we know so far, the new Gmail for web users will get smart replies, a feature already available on the mobile app, a new sidebar, the ability to snooze emails and three new layouts, among other things. A user can set the expiration date for the email following which the mail would be deleted at the time set by the user. Now while the recipient of the email will not be allowed to copy and paste the content, some testers have found no issues in taking screenshots of the email, so it doesn't guarantee total privacy.

As of now, there is no information about this feature being available to non-Gmail users.

What is also unclear at this point is whether the feature will work with other email accounts or only for emails sent to other Gmail users.

However there is a catch, a recipient can still screenshot the mail and can use it as per his/her convenience. This feature which is gaining attention from all the big tech giants hasn't been left out by the Gmail team and is possibly ready to be pushed ahead to the users.

Gmail will have a so-called Confidential Mode, a system created to secure the important emails that users send and that should not reach other mailboxes. The new "Confidential Mode" is possibly expected to accompany the new version of Gmail.

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