Google brought Gmail’s Confidential Mode for desktop earlier this year but this demanding feature was lacking in Android and iOS. Now Google has introduced the Confidential Mode for mobile users to protect their sensitive information they share to the contacts. Apparently, Confidential Mode helps to prevent the unauthorized access of your secret information.
Confidential Mode of Gmail lets you set an expiration date from 1 day to 5 years for your mail which will help to revoke the access the message at any time. The recipients will be unable to copy, print, forward or download your confidential message.
The Desktop, Android and, iOS users can compose the secret mail by tapping the Confidential Mode toggle option available in More… in the top right. They can also enable the passcode without which the recipient will be unable to open the mail. The secret passcode will be received as an SMS on the phone.
The unfavorable thing in this feature is that the recipients can take screenshot or photos of the self-destructing emails which is violating the purpose of Confidential Mode.
In addition, the recipients whose systems are infected will be able to download the secret attachment and copy the confidential message.
Probably, Google will improve the security of this feature soon and make it more trustworthy app.
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