Google introducing Snapchat-style self-destructing messages in Gmail

Alonzo Simpson
April 17, 2018

The yet-to-be introduced feature works quite much like expiring emails in "ProtonMail" in which the email becomes unreadable after some time.

Google is revamping the web version of its popular email service, Gmail.

For those of us who can't deal with the onslaught of messages in our inbox but really need to do not forget to reply to a certain message, Google will be offering some help in the form of a snooze button.

It is not for sure if this feature will be compatible with those recipients who are using a different email service.

The more you use Smart Reply the smarter it gets, learning how you are likely to reply to an email, enabling you to replay with just a single click.

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Google revealed yesterday that it's planning to launch a new Gmail design in the coming weeks. The new design is said to be available as part of early adopter plan and will be later rolled out to regular users. The pin will be able to be sent via text messages, or it can also be generated by an app.

"Confidential Mode" will allow users to limit what recipients can do with the email. "You can open it by clicking this link".

Smart Reply - Smart Reply suggests three responses you might send based on the content of an email you received. The recipient will have to log into their Google account to view it and you won't be able to copy and paste the message itself (although you can still apparently screen shot it). While confidential mode emails will disappear when you want them to, there's not guarantee that they are secure.

The ability to send confidential emails that expire. An email can be locked which prevents the recipient from copying, forwarding, downloading or printing it. Emails can also be tagged and eliminated from both the recipient's inbox and the sender's sent list after a specified time period. The compact view is the most similar to the existing Gmail design, allowing existing users to keep a similar layout.

Unfortunately, for all the precautions included in Gmail's new Confidential Mode, it is impossible to prevent users from taking a screenshot of the contents of an email.

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