The new Gmail is slated to launch within the next few weeks, Google has confirmed.
As revealed by The Verge, the Gmail update is about more than just giving the email service a new coat of paint. It is still not clear whether the Gmail service users will be able to send the confidential/self-destructing emails to the other email platforms or not.
According to leaked images, the confidential mode will work even with third-party email clients like "ProtonMail". However, the feature is still under development, as the option "Learn More" now redirects to a blank page. The report describes that on the recipient's side, the person used the existing version of Gmail and received a link to view the confidential email. That means the email will be deleted from recipient's account automatically. That's right, Google is taking a page out of the "Mission Impossible" playbook with this feature, which should be helpful when sending sensitive or confidential information over email that could potentially end up in the wrong hands. The interesting thing to note that when viewing the confidential message, copy/paste and print features were disabled, but TechCrunch's source was still able to take a screenshot of the email.More news: Israel says Iran drone downed in Feb was on attack mission
"The crime and punishment information has become out of date, irrelevant and of no sufficient legitimate interest to users of Google Search to justify its continued availability, so that an appropriate delisting order should be made", Justice Warby of the High Court said, The Telegraph reported.
Moreover, there will be an option for setting an expiration date on sent emails. However, when it expires the email will disappear from the inbox.
End-to-end encryption is also not mentioned by Google anywhere.