Gmail may get a major update

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The news comes after some outlets reported on leaks of a possible upcoming Gmail redesign.

There have also been other reports which inform us about the new Gmail UI.

As revealed by The Verge, the Gmail update is about more than just giving the email service a new coat of paint.

TechTimes reports that Google is reportedly working on a new deep learning system that will be capable of singling out one person's voice amongst a crowd of people.

Google is providing three new layouts to choose from, including a default view that highlights attachments like documents and photos, a comfortable view that doesn't highlight attachments, and a compact view that increases the amount of messages you can see on a single page. "As part of this effort, we'll introduce native offline support in the new Gmail experience by June 2018". However, the leaker was able to seize a screenshot of the email content.

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. A user can set the expiration date for the email following which the mail would be deleted at the time set by the user. It further states that the recipient won't be able to forward, download or copy the email's contents, and attachments will be disabled.

How do you control when recipients' emails self-destruct?

Additionally, the service could let senders an option to ask for recipient's identity with a passcode sent via text message.

When exactly will emails self-destruct?

The new features aim at improving e-mail privacy by limiting a message's access to the recipient for a specific period of time.

"We're working on some major updates to Gmail (they're still in draft phase)". Earlier this year Google disclosed cloud revenue figures for the first time, saying that the company is making $1 billion in revenue a quarter from the combined G Suite and Google Cloud Platform businesses.