Categories: News and Editorial
August 17, 2018
| ~ 7 months ago

Google adds Confidential mode to Gmail app

By Daniel Tyson


As part of their major redesign of Gmail earlier this year, Google announced a new confidential mode for the email platform. While it’s been live on the desktop for Gmail, it’s not been active in the Android app…until now.

Google has announced this morning that the feature has now gone live in the Gmail for Android app. You can add Confidential settings to an email easily through the 3-dot menu in your app, and once ‘Confidential Mode’ is selected you can set an expiration date, passcode and more. Passcodes can either be through a separate email (users not using Gmail) or through an SMS (just remember to enter their mobile # when you turn it on).

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Google has also advised you can revoke access to an email marked confidential whenever you feel like it before the expiration date by opening the email in your Sent folder and selecting ‘Remove access’ at the bottom.

The feature is live now in Gmail, so you can check it out.

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Last modified on 17 August 2018 6:07 am

Daniel Tyson

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it. Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress, CES and IFA.

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