Attention Gmail users: your emails might 'self-destruct' soon

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Now, TechCrunch has reported on a new feature in the new Gmail: the ability to send confidential emails that expire. You might have noticed that the AI from smart speakers or the phone assistant is not able to pick out your voice when another person is talking at the same time.

The Gmail redesign is most likely not going to be the only change we'll be seeing soon though. "Google Go is designed from the ground up to address these issues and provide a seamless experience irrespective of what device or network the user is on". Google is reportedly introducing a confidential mode that will prevent the recipient from downloading, printing, copying, pasting or forwarding the message you send them.

According to TechCrunch, users can configure the expiration date to have their emails disappear after 1 week, 1 month, multiple years, etc. Apparently, the new self-destructing emails feature which will allow the users to put a timestamp to their mails after which the email won't be available anymore has been termed as the "Confidential Mode" in Gmail.

The web clients of Gmail are set to receive one of its most substantial overhauls in the next few weeks, yet Google made no announcements publicly.

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TechCrunch also pointed out that when a ProtonMail user sends an expiring message to another ProtonMail user, the email looks like a regular email in the box. The company is rumored to be including three layouts, a sidebar to view your calendar or notes, smart replies with prewritten responses and a snooze button to mute email threads until you're written to answer them. The revision states, "Our automated systems analyse your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customised search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection".

We're working on some major updates to Gmail (they're still in draft phase).

The company will host its annual developers conference May 8.

The Pixel can still be seen on the Australian Google Store, however on the top right hand corner the button that used to say "buy" now says "no longer available".

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