Google to offer Self Destructing Email service

Google is all set to soon revamp its ‘Gmail’ service and will probably be offering innovative security tools such as self-destructing emails to messages which will expire after a certain period after delivery.

Also, Gmail users will get ‘smart reply’ services allowing users to select automatic responses such as “Thank You” to relevant emails and a snooze option to hide emails from a user’s inbox until a certain period of time.

According to a recent post on Tech Crunch, Google is nowadays extremely serious about the privacy of its users. So, to induce confidence into those seeking confidential mode of communication, it will introduce a new concept into its revamped version of Gmail which allows users to set a date or time for an email to self-destruct itself- say after a period of 1 week, a month or a year the email will be destroyed.

The other best option which will be introduced to Gmail users is to send emails in ‘Confidential Mode’. Thus users sending emails in this mode can customize the mail in such a way that it cannot be downloaded, Copy & pasted, forwarded or be printed by the recipient.

The other option which will work in sync with the ‘confidential mode’ of email sending is to confirm the identity of the recipient with a passcode sent to their phone via a text message.

Currently, all the features mentioned above are confirmed to be working for those sending emails from one Gmail account to another. The confidential mode and passcode info for non-Gmail users is yet to be ascertained.

Also, Google, which is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., is yet to disclose details on who’s going to avail the above-said services i.e. whether they will be rolled out to only premium users or to all of them.

As per a news source from Verge reporting to our Cybersecurity Insiders, the said features will be available to users after May 8 of this year.

Perhaps after the conclusion of the I/O developers conference which starts on May 8, 2018.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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