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New Gmail revamp brings self destructing mails, offline mode and more

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Google has unveiled the biggest revamp of Gmail in years with features like email snoozing, nudging, and confidential mode making their debut alongside a substantial visual redesign for Gmail on the web. Gmail is the world's most popular email service with over 1.4 billion monthly active users. The redesign and new features are being rolled out in a phased manner which means they won't be available to all 1.4 billion users at once and the first to get it will be invited to opt-in rather than being able to just turn it on themselves. A lot of the features are designed to make Gmail a little more 'business-friendly' and all these new features will be available as part of the G-Suite premium service for businesses. What is interesting is that the new Gmail features are designed to treat all of its users as business customers and if that means everyone is being offered better security and privacy that's certainly, not a bad thing. The big changes Here is a breakdown of the key new features: [caption id="attachment_183850" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Gmail's new Confidential Mode in action.[/caption] One of the marquee additions is the new Confidential Mode. This feature allows the sender to set an expiration date for a sensitive email or revoke it entirely. This works by not directly sending an email with the confidential information rather you’re only sending a link to the content, which lives in your mailbox and is accessed by the recipient either via their Gmail account…

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