Gmail is about to get a redesign and major update

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The yet-to-be introduced feature works quite much like expiring emails in "ProtonMail" in which the email becomes unreadable after some time.

While Google is set to update the look of Gmail, few details of exactly what the tech giant has in store for its ever popular email service remains unclear.

For those of us who can't deal with the onslaught of messages in our inbox but really need to keep in mind to reply to a certain message, Google will be offering some help in the form of a snooze button. If you receive an email in "confidential mode" while using the actual version of Gmail, you will not be able to open nor read the email from your inbox.

Images were leaked through Imgur and The Verge, with both showing what the new design will look like.

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Google revealed yesterday that it's planning to launch a new Gmail design in the coming weeks. Gmail for web will also allow easy access to G Suite apps such as Google Calendar from within Gmail. You are then given the option to choose an expiration date for the message. You also won't be able to forward the email content or download and print the email itself. Once you click it, you can configure when you want the email to disappear.

Google is implementing smart replies for Gmail on the web, the same feature from mobile Gmail that provides suggestions to quickly reply to emails.

The default inbox view also has new icons that differentiate the types of attachments accompanying emails, as well as list file names, though the compact view returns the icon to the traditional paperclip and hides file names. It will get a new design for enhanced user experience and some new features including the ability to snooze emails and make them appear later at the user's choice, a Smart Replay functionality for each of the emails and also offline support. The new design is said to also come with a feature that would ensure only the recipient can view an e-mail and that too for a specific period of time.

In times when privacy and confidentiality seem to be at risk, this new confidential mode could be a huge success among Gmail users.