As revealed by The Verge, the Gmail update is about more than just giving the email service a new coat of paint.
With a new "Confidential Mode", Gmail will not only give users the ability to set an expiry date for the emails they send to people, but also put restrictions on messages to prevent them from being printed or forwarded.
Beyond that, judging by screenshots sent to TechCrunch, Gmail users will be able to choose when the email expires and disappears into the ether.
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TechCrunch states that the feature isn't ready yet, as their source arrived at a non-existent page after clicking on the "Learn more" option to open Google's help articles. According to the report, copy and paste and printing are not allowed in this mode. Notably, it looks like recipients of the confidential email will have to log into their Google accounts once again to read the email. Google, if rumors are right, working on enhanced confidential mode, which will allow the recording of the email as well.
"The crime and punishment information has become out of date, irrelevant and of no sufficient legitimate interest to users of Google Search to justify its continued availability, so that an appropriate delisting order should be made", Justice Warby of the High Court said, The Telegraph reported. When it expires, it is automatically deleted from the inbox and the sender's inbox. Unless protection is offered against the incredibly simple process of taking a screenshot of any supposedly confidential mail, the whole feature might well be useless, and will simply protect against inbox searches post the expiry of the email.
End-to-end encryption is also not mentioned by Google anywhere.