Google recently confirmed it is working on redesigning its popular Gmail service. However, it’s not just the design that will be new as it looks like the service will get new features as well. One of the features has been unearthed by TechCrunch. The report says that Gmail will also be getting the ability to self-destruct an email.
As seen in the screenshot shared by the report, the email after a specified time becomes unreadable. Users can send an email with an expiry date by clicking on the small lock icon seen while composing an email. The icon called as ‘confidential mode’ suggests that the recipient won’t be able to share the content inside the email with someone else as he/she won’t be able to copy the content, download or print it. However, a screenshot can be taken as it has been shared by Techcrunch.
The self-destructing email’s time limit can also be specified by the sender. The time limit options include one week, one month or multiple years. It is also possible for the sender to confirm the recipient’s identity with a passcode via a text message.
It is not for sure if this feature will be compatible with those recipients who are using a different email service. Furthermore, the report says that Gmail didn’t mention the mail is encrypted anywhere.