Now you can send auto-expiring emails from Gmail on your mobile


In a blog post detailing the new version of Gmail back in April, the tech giant noted: "A new confidential mode allows you to remove the option to forward, copy, download or print messages-useful for when you have to send sensitive information via email like a tax return or your social security number".

Over on its support pages, Google explains exactly what Confidential Mode is and what you can do with it: "You can send messages and attachments with Gmail's confidential mode to help protect sensitive information from unauthorized access". Recipients who are using a Gmail account will get the passcode via SMS, while those who are on a third-party email service can get it either via SMS or email. Passcodes can either be through a separate email (users not using Gmail) or through an SMS (just do not forget to enter their mobile # when you turn it on). Now when you send the mail to a particular recipient, they will have a specific time limit to check the mail after which it will be expired.

Implementing confidential mode is a fairly easy process that's similar across both Android and iOS.

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On the top right, tap on three dots and tap on Confidential Mode.

So, there you have it: now you can do a little more to secure your emails when you use Gmail. If you have the update app, open it and tap on Compose icon on the bottom right.

In case you want to stop the recipient from opening the email before the expiration date, here's what you need to do. With apps like BHIM, when you enter the payments mode and take a screenshot, it either gives an error that you can't take screenshots, or on some phones it captures complete black photos.