Latest Google I/O Google introduced so many new features on Gmail. One of these is the brand new Confidential Mode. It allows you to send emails with an expiry date & time. On top of that, you can also add additional security by requiring an SMS passcode to view the email. Google also protects emails sent using confidential mode from being printed, forwarded or copy-pasted.
How to use Confidential Mode in Gmail
- Go to Compose Mail.
- Click on the confidential mode icon in the Gmail editor. The icon has a clock embedded on a padlock, signifying the secure emails which expire automatically.
- Set the expiration and whether you want to require a SMS passcode for reading the email. You cannot add a custom expiration date, instead of that you can choose from the 5 available options – 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 3 months or 5 years.
- A small box will appear at the end of the email body to inform you that an expiry is set for this email. Your email is now ready to be sent.
- Gmail will ask for recipient’s phone number when you click on Send. If you do not have his/her phone number, then you can use your own and find a way to send the code to him/her.
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