Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Google's Redesign of Gmail to Include a 'Confidential Mode'

Google's Redesign of Gmail to Include a 'Confidential Mode'

The features may have smart Reply, Snoozing, and Offline Support. You might have noticed that the AI from smart speakers or the phone assistant is not able to pick out your voice when another person is talking at the same time.

- When there's no internet access‚ Google Go retries failed search requests in the background and lets you know as soon as the results are ready.

The Gmail overhaul, apart from a complete redesign, will also pack a handful of modern features you usually find on third-party clients. It further states that the recipient won't be able to forward, download or copy the email's contents, and attachments will be disabled.

According to TechCrunch, users can configure the expiration date to have their emails disappear after 1 week, 1 month, multiple years, etc. Though the tech giant has addressed a communication in this regard to the G Suite administration, The Verge reports that the the new look and feel of Gmail will be made available to personal Gmail account holders as well.

The new design features a sidebar with the option of using the Calendar, Keep note-taking app and tasks next to user's emails. The feature could be called "confidential mode".


Google last overhauled Gmail's web look in 2011, opting for a more spaced-out, cleaner look as part of an effort to unify the way its products appear on desktop and mobile.

'We're working on some major updates to Gmail (they're still in draft phase)', a Google spokesperson told MailOnline.

But Google has trained their AI to separate voices that talk at the same time, and they showed the public how it's done by using a video recording.

Earlier this week, we reported that Google was about to give Gmail a well-needed facelift.

TechCrunch, who received the information from a tipster with early access, points out this could be a ploy to get more Gmail users' phone numbers. However, there is one big concern surrounding the new feature which is - although Google does not allow printing, copying, or pasting of the email content there are no measures whatsoever to prevent the receiver from screenshotting the email.

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