Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Technology | By Christopher Mann

This is the new Gmail design

This is the new Gmail design

The feature also includes a confidential mode which will prevent the recipient of the email from forwarding, downloading, printing or copying and pasting text from the email. It's likely that the Confidential Mode will be available along with Smart Reply and Snooze features when it starts to roll out. That's why Google calls it "confidential" rather than private.

One of the features is that Gmail will now allow its users to self-destruct the emails. The Verge has obtained screenshots of the new Gmail design, now being tested inside Google and with trusted partners.

The concept of self-destructing email sounds like something out of Mission Impossible but it's worth mentioning its limitations.

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TechCrunch notes email encryption service ProtonMail already has this feature. This is perhaps the most useful part of the redesign that makes it easier to schedule meetings, or see when you're free when replying to an email.

It was recently confirmed by Gmail that it is redesigning its famous Gmail Service. The new design features new icons along with a flatter, bolder layout.

Smart Reply - Smart Reply suggests three responses you might send based on the content of an email you received. The recipient will have to log into their Google account to view it and you won't be able to copy and paste the message itself (although you can still apparently screen shot it). If you receive an email in "confidential mode" while using the actual version of Gmail, you will not be able to open nor read the email from your inbox.

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This link will expire after a set period of time, meaning that the email has effectively disappeared. It will consist of the ability to restrict emails, and this new feature will also be targeted at businesses that want and require enhanced control over the way that emails are used by recipients.

The default inbox view also has new icons that differentiate the types of attachments accompanying emails, as well as list file names, though the compact view returns the icon to the traditional paperclip and hides file names.

Unfortunately, for all the precautions included in Gmail's new Confidential Mode, it is impossible to prevent users from taking a screenshot of the contents of an email.

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