Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Science | By Joan Schultz

Gmail is testing sending confidential emails that automatically expire

Gmail is testing sending confidential emails that automatically expire

Now, TechCrunch has reported on a new feature in the new Gmail: the ability to send confidential emails that expire.

Google began alerting G Suite admins today that a "new Gmail experience" would be previewed in the coming weeks.

The next weeks are going to be exciting as we look forward to what Google has in store for Gmail.

The Verge, however, has obtained a series screenshots that show three new layouts.

The new Gmail, which is now being tested internally and with trusted Google partners, is a great deal prettier than the version web users are currently accustomed to.

This could make it easier to schedule meetings and check availability while emailing people.

Google claims that app uses 40% less data when searching than the standard Google app, and weighs in at less than 5MB in total storage.

Smart replies, a carryover from Inbox, are being added to Gmail.

Google notes that these features will arrive first as a part of an Early Adopter Program [EAP] for G Suite customers, but that it will also be made available for personal Gmail accounts. A compact view will look similar to the current version of Gmail but with less vertical whitespace; a default view highlights attachments such as images or documents; and a comfortable view doesn't highlight attachments. Smart Reply provides suggestions to quickly reply to emails and Snooze lets you temporarily remove emails from your inbox until a certain time.

But Google has trained their AI to separate voices that talk at the same time, and they showed the public how it's done by using a video recording.

It's been a while since we've seen a big update from Gmail, Google's trusty cloud-based email provider.

Though not much details have been forthcoming from the company, observers link this move to the new design already unveiled in the Google Calendar app that saw new bright colors and modern icons and so on. "We need a bit more time to compose ourselves, so can't share anything yet - archive this for now, and we'll let you know when it's time to hit send", the company said in a statement.

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