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

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

Google is also reportedly moving the existing stand-alone app, Gmail Offline, to a web-based variant. The user will also be able to set password requirement, where the recipient has to confirm their identity via a code/OTP sent to the recipient as a text message to access the email. The self-destructing emails will allow the users to set a time for a week, month, or year or even multiple years.

Just as most smartphone cameras now allow users to focus on a single object among many, it may soon be possible to pick out individual voices in a crowd by suppressing all other sounds, thanks to a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) system developed by Google researchers. However, the feature is still under development, as the option "Learn More" now redirects to a blank page.

When composing an email it appears users will be able to click a lock that prevents the contents of said communication being forwarded, copied, pasted, printed or downloaded.

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According to The Verge, Google will finally bring features such as "snooze" and "smart reply" to Gmail's web client, which have been available on Google's alternative mail client- Inbox by Gmail. The report describes that on the recipient's side, the person used the existing version of Gmail and received a link to view the confidential email.

The design looked more like the mobile app meaning Gmail itself could be updated in a similar way. Alongside the "self-destructing" feature Google will also allow the users to establish two-factor authentications by adding a passcode which will be generated by Google for private messages. When it expires, it is automatically deleted from the inbox and the sender's inbox. Some of the features of the new Gmail were detailed in media reports. The message behind the link disappears after some time, but this doesn't mean that the intermediate email also disappears. Of course, these features won't restrict the receiver's ability to store the email's content via taking a screenshot or capture a photo from another device. Enter your email to be subscribed to our newsletter.