A new version of Gmail is in the offing

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- Search results are also cached on the device so you can quickly re-access previous searches‚ even when you're offline‚ without incurring further data costs. The "Compact" view will remain the closest to the current Gmail design, while displaying the most messages on screen. According to the report, copy and paste and printing are not allowed in this mode. The Verge notes, though, that recipients will still be able to take screenshots or photos of these confidential emails.

As the name suggests, the tool will help users who want to be extra cautious about how their emails are accessed. That's right, Google is taking a page out of the "Mission Impossible" playbook with this feature, which should be helpful when sending sensitive or confidential information over email that could potentially end up in the wrong hands.

Google has kept in mind all of its users and developed the Confidential Mode in a backward compatible way, which means that users of the earlier version of Gmail will also be able to receive the messages in Confidential Mode via a link.

A Gmail update for the web has been long awaited since the web client hasn't changed in many years, thus we can expect the web UI to look something like Google's material design on smartphones.

Recently the company release a new design for Google Calendar with modern icons and colours.

When exactly will emails self-destruct?

We're working on some major updates to Gmail (they're still in draft phase).

This "confidential mode" will be available around the time that Google launches the Gmail redesign, which will reportedly be within the next few weeks.

- It uses the latest version of Google's advanced compression algorithm‚ using up to 40% less data to display search results.

So, no flames. No need to panic.

Would these features make you feel better about the security of your email account?

Apparently, while Google's self-expiring emails aren't encrypted, users will have the option of confirming the recipient's identity by entering a person's phone number and sending a passcode in a text message.