Google Is Redesigning Gmail

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In conclusion, the new surprising Gmail feature, Confidential Mode, will permit users to encrypt their sensitive emails so they won't be accessed by third-parties.

"Working on an email service is hard as you have to be compatible with all sorts of email providers and email clients". Hence, no matter how accented, Google Go can recognise desired search items, just say the word or phrase. Gmail's expiring email will essentially become unreadable after some time. Google is reportedly introducing a confidential mode that will prevent the recipient from downloading, printing, copying, pasting or forwarding the message you send them.

And you'll be able to put an extra layer of security on particularly sensitive emails - you can require the recipient to confirm their identity with a passcode (sent to their phone), or to log in a second time, before viewing the content. Google has released a module on TensorFlow other researchers and developers can use, so the tech giant's work could lead to more AI-powered applications that can understand how we wield words better than their older counterparts can. Notably, it looks like recipients of the confidential email will have to log into their Google accounts once again to read the email.

The new look also enables Gmail users to place calendar appointments side-by-side with messages, which should help avoid doubling-booking, or missed events.

The report suggests that the new Gmail could come with a self-destructing email feature, similar to what is already offered by Protonmail. This is because Google is now asking users to confirm their Google account to view the confidential email. When it expires, it is automatically deleted from the inbox and the sender's inbox.

There's now no word on a final release date for the new Gmail, however, a message to early access testers hints at a launch date in the coming weeks.

End-to-end encryption is also not mentioned by Google anywhere. The Verge notes, though, that recipients will still be able to take screenshots or photos of these confidential emails.

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