Gmail redesign could feature self-destructing emails

This is the new Gmail design

As revealed by The Verge, the Gmail update is about more than just giving the email service a new coat of paint. It has been acclaimed for its simplicity, robust feature set, and usability.

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. The Android and iOS clients both use Material Design, but the web client's interface hasn't been updated for years. Some of the features of the new Gmail were detailed in media reports.

The expiring emails feature works similarly to the expiring emails feature in ProtonMail as the email becomes unreadable after some time.

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As presented by TechCrunch, a small lock icon appears in the compose window for an email which represents "Confidential Mode".

According to TechCrunch, users can configure the expiration date to have their emails disappear after 1 week, 1 month, multiple years, etc. It further states that the recipient won't be able to forward, download or copy the email's contents, and attachments will be disabled. However, the feature is still under development, as the option "Learn More" now redirects to a blank page. When someone receives an email sent with Confidential Mode, it will contain an embedded link that will allow them to view the secure content. 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. Even then, like TechCrunch reported, the Confidential Mode is available to a handful of users right now. The new Gmail may have a feature that asks the recipient to type in SMS passcode to open the mail. Users will be able to select a date when the email will expire, after which the receiver will no longer be able to see the email. While Google delisted one of NT1's six requested links, it refused to delist any of the others. Google has not mentioned end-to-end encryption anywhere, which means the company is most likely to stick with non-encrypted emails.

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