Google will introduce self-destructing emails in new Gmail redesign
The upcoming, redesigned Gmail looks like it will have several new features to protect the privacy of your emails.
One of these, according to TechCrunch, is self-destructing emails. Following the update, you’ll be able to set emails you send to “expire” after a certain amount of time. That means they’ll disappear from your outbox, and from the recipient’s inbox.
You’ll also be able to send emails in “Confidential Mode,” which will block the recipient from forwarding, copying and pasting, downloading, or printing the email.
And you’ll be able to put an extra layer of security on particularly sensitive emails — you can require the recipient to confirm their identity with a passcode (sent to their phone), or to log in a second time, before viewing the content.
Gmail’s redesign will have some other snazzy new features as well. You’ll be able to “Snooze” emails to make them disappear from your inbox until a certain time. The update is also expected introduce smart reply, and easy ways to access G-Suite apps from within Gmail.
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but we will update this story if and when we hear back.