Published: Fri, August 17, 2018
IT&Software | By Alfonso Woods

Gmail Brings Confidential Emails to Mobile

Gmail introduced the Confidential Mode for its users to facilitate communications involving sensitive information over mail, a feature in high demand given the current concerns regarding data security.

Google has announced this morning that the feature has now gone live in the Gmail for Android app. Gmail's new redesign started rolling out in late April, bringing support for confidential mode on the web client. Senders can also do things like set expiration dates for messages so recipients will no longer have access to them.

Confidential Mode sends emails that self-destruct after a given length of time. You can set emails to expire after a set amount of time, similar to a Snapchat message, or take away someone's access to a confidential email at any time. Confidential emails will automatically have the ability to forward, copy, print, and download removed, so the recipient won't be able to make copies of your original email.

Should one need to revoke access early, a user can find the email in their sent folder and click on the remove access option. Also, the confidential mode feature isn't now available for G Suite customers. With a passcode enabled, recipients of the confidential mode email will have to enter a code that they will receive in an SMS message on their phones.

Sending and receiving confidential documents is now a lot safer while using Gmail.

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