Image credit – The Verge

We have heard reports that Google plans on introducing a redesign to Gmail that will overhaul the look of the email service. Leaked images have given us a hint as to what that might look like, and now a new report from The Verge has revealed that in addition to the new design, there might also be some new features to look forward to.

With the popularity of social media posts that can now be posted and expired within a set amount of time, it looks like Google wants to apply something similar to Gmail in the form of a “Confidential mode”. What this means is that with emails sent using this mode, users will not be able to forward them, copy, download, or print them, which might come in handy if you are using Google’s email services for work.

Users can also set expiration date for sent emails and also introduce a passcode option where users can passcode protect their emails from prying eyes, where even if you have your email open on your computer, some emails will remain protected. Of course this doesn’t prevent users from taking screenshots or taking a photo of your email, but we suppose it will have to do for now.

These aren’t new features per se as Microsoft also has similar features for its Outlook.com service, but it will still be good news and much welcome by those who prefer using Gmail.

Filed in General >Rumors. Read more about GMail, Google, Privacy and Security.

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