It'll also be possible to ask recipients to confirm their identities with a text-based passcode. Google has confirmed that the new design and features are coming within the coming weeks. This feature which is gaining attention from all the big tech giants hasn't been left out by the Gmail team and is possibly ready to be pushed ahead to the users.
Google's upcoming Gmail redesign could come with security features that ensure only the right person can view an e-mail-and only for a specific period of time.
TechCrunch also pointed out that when a ProtonMail user sends an expiring message to another ProtonMail user, the email looks like a regular email in the box.More news: Trump declares 'mission accomplished' in Syria strike
The new web layout will reportedly look more like the mobile app, and you'll have three options to choose from: Default, Comfortable and Compact. In addition, users will be able to set an expiration date on sent email.
The last effort made by Google to change Gmail's interface was when it introduced the Inbox concept, though the web version has not changed in appearance even after that change in 2014. According to TechCrunch, the Confidential Mode feature could be released at the same time or could be delayed to a subsequent update. It further states that the recipient won't be able to forward, download or copy the email's contents, and attachments will be disabled.
'We're working on some major updates to Gmail (they're still in draft phase)', a Google spokesperson told MailOnline.More news: Facebook is $24 billion richer after Mark Zuckerberg's testimony to Congress
The search engine has been reluctant to delist links to previous convictions and crimes and argued that remorse and rehabilitation do not mean that your conviction can be erased.
Earlier this week, we reported that Google was about to give Gmail a well-needed facelift. In 2017, Gmail had 1.2 billion active worldwide users. "Most importantly it's not a dumbed down version of Search, it's a search version that meets the needs of people and the devices and connections they are on", says Mich Atagama, head of communications and public affairs for Google SA.
What is also unclear at this point is whether the feature will work with other email accounts or only for emails sent to other Gmail users.More news: Hearing related to Federal Bureau of Investigation raid at Trump lawyer's office is set