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Gmail Confidential Mode comes to Android and iOS

    We all noticed the awesome and huge design renovation from Google on our various Gmail account early 2018, well, Google is back to give us something more spectacular but this time, it is for Android phones. Gmail Confidential Mode comes to Android and iOS.

    This is the Gmail’s Confidential Mode, it is now available on mobile phone operating system, being the Android and iOS. However, the Gmail confidential mode arrived first during the new Gmail design on PC.

    Hence, with the new update, Google is enhancing the mobile device version with more enticing functions and responsibility. The Confidential mode was first available on Gmail for PC, you might be wondering the use?

    How does the Gmail Confidential Mode works?

    However, it is much like composing a message on Gmail account. But the real difference is the the self-destruct timer, that’ll be set by you. That means, on composing the message, you’ll select the period of time (1day – 5years) for the email to last on the receiver inbox before it the deletion time.

    This mode will allow user to send emails to others that will self-destruct after a point of time. And not just that, While composing an email, it prevents the recipient from forwarding, copying/ pasting, downloading, and printing the content in the email.

    According to their support page, for Gmail users, it shows up as a normal email, but for non-Gmail recipients, it shows up as a link that opens up in a secure portal. In both cases the security measures you set will be in force.


    How to enable the Gmail Confidential Mode

    You can get started right now on your Android or iOS Gmail version.

    Send messages & attachments confidentially

    – On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail.
    – Tap Compose Edit.
    – In the top right, tap More (three dots) and then Confidential mode.
    + Note: If you’ve already turned on confidential mode for the email, go to the bottom of the email, then tap Edit.
    – Turn on Confidential mode.
    – Set an expiration date, passcode and other controls. These settings impact both the message text and any attachments.
    + If you choose “No SMS passcode,” recipients using the Gmail app will be able to open it directly. Recipients who don’t use Gmail will get emailed a passcode.
    + If you choose “SMS passcode,” recipients will get a passcode by text message. Make sure you enter the recipient’s phone number, not your own.
    – Tap Done Done.

    You haven’t received yours? Don’t worry, this feature has arrived for all Android and iOS users, and also note that Google is switching it on gradually through a server-side update. That means, there is no need to update your app.