These features, which have been available in Microsoft's Outlook desktop app for sometime now, should appeal to business users who want more granular controls over how emails are used by recipients.
GOOGLE via THE VERGEAmongst other features Confidential Mode allows users to set an expiry date on their email
Now, more new features surface and show us that Google is seriously considering changing the Gmail experience quite a lot.
Google is set to overhaul the design of Gmail in next couple of weeks and now details of a few new features, including self destructing emails, have leaked online. Google has been trying to implement their entire ecosystem for some time now, and this design is a good step in the right direction for Gmail users. Snooze and Smart Reply are both currently part of Google's Inbox app for Gmail, and both features are now making their way to Gmail on the web. If you receive an email in "confidential mode" while using the actual version of Gmail, you will not be able to open nor read the email from your inbox.More news: Kellyanne Conway On James Comey: 'This Guy Swung An Election'
Snapchat became famous for letting users send graphic photos which automatically self-destruct after a set period of time. Instead, you will be invited to click on a link to view the email on a secured website. Google uses machine learning to tune Smart Reply's suggestions to your writing style, so the more you use it, the more useful it gets.
The default inbox view also has new icons that differentiate the types of attachments accompanying emails, as well as list file names, though the compact view returns the icon to the traditional paperclip and hides file names. Snooze can also bring the email back when you're at a specific location, which is useful for setting aside personal email for when you get home from work. This icon will not only allow you to set an expiration date of a sent email but there's also a "Require Passcode" option that you can select if you want the recipient to confirm their identity with a passcode sent via SMS.More news: VAR calls players back from dressing room for penalty
A choice of layouts - The new Gmail offers users a choice of three layouts for their Gmail screen.More news: Cohen, Trump's lawyer, to appear at Manhattan court hearing