Worried about sensitive emails on your phone? Gmail has released a new confidential mode for the Gmail app on iOS and Android.
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Confidential Mode is part of Google’s massive Gmail redesign this year. It allows you to establish strict control over the sent emails. In it, you can set for a letter a period of its existence (from one day to five years), after which it will automatically self-destruct, similar to messages in Snapchat. In addition, you can prevent the recipient from accessing a confidential email at any time. The recipient will not be able to forward, copy, print or download the confidential message, however, as noted by representatives of Google, you can bypass these restrictions by simply taking a screenshot.
By sending a confidential email, the user can also protect it with an SMS password. When this option is selected, the recipient will receive a text with the access code required to open the message.
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How to send a self-deleting email in Gmail confidential mode
1. Open the Gmail app or use the browser version;
2. Select “Write”, and then “Enable / disable confidential mode”;
3. Set the access period and, if necessary, enable the access code request;
4. Save your changes.
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How to restrict access to a letter before the time limit
1. Go to the section “Sent Items” in Gmail;
2. Open the required confidential message;
3. Select “Deny access”…