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Google is finally updating the Gmail web design

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Theresa Hayes | 14 April, 2018, 09:28

It looked more like the mobile version of the calendar, with larger icons, and a clean look and updated colours.

Gmail is set to get a fresh new look. As we reported on Wednesday, the search giant is planning to roll out a visual overhaul of their popular email client in the coming weeks. But it doesn't seem to be stopping Google as the company is now evolving beyond the simple POP3/IMAP/SMTP protocols. Google is reportedly introducing a confidential mode that will prevent the recipient from downloading, printing, copying, pasting or forwarding the message you send them.

You can configure the expiration date so that your email disappears after 1 week, 1 month, multiple years, etc.

According to the report, which cited a TechCrunch tipster named Chaim, Gmail's compose message pane will now also feature a lock with a clock in front of it. The "Compact" view will remain the closest to the current Gmail design, while displaying the most messages on screen.

Further helping to secure email communications, senders have the option to require the recipient to verify their identity with a passcode before opening an email sent in Confidential Mode.

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As of now, it's unknown whether the feature is going to be compatible with non-Gmail users.

But Google has trained their AI to separate voices that talk at the same time, and they showed the public how it's done by using a video recording. While ProtonMail deletes the message completely after a certain amount of time, Google sends a link to the message in the email which becomes inaccessible after a certain amount of time - leaving the intermediate email in the inbox.

"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".

End-to-end encryption is also not mentioned by Google anywhere. When viewing the confidential message, copy and paste as well as the print feature were disabled - it didn't stop our tipster from taking a screenshot of the email though.

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