Gmail Brings Confidential Emails to Mobile

Posted on August 16, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Google with 10 Comments

Google is today rolling out one of Gmail’s modern features to mobile devices. The company today launched Confidential Mode for emails on Gmail, letting users protect the emails they send.

Gmail’s confidential mode can be used to help protect sensitive information. You can use the feature to set an expiration for your emails, letting you remove an email and its content after a certain period of days. You can even set a password for the emails you send. 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. They can, of course, screenshot or take photos of your emails and attachments.

Gmail’s confidential mode is an interesting feature for email that provides low-level protection for your messages. While emails sent with the confidential mode make it slightly difficult to make copies of your sensitive information and prevent unauthorized access, they can easily be cloned simply by using a device’s screenshot feature.

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