This year Google has added a huge number of innovations in its email service.
Previously, Gmail has the opportunity to undo your sent mail, now Google has added a “private mode” with the option to send self-destructing messages.
To send such a letter, you need to run the latest version of the Gmail app on your smartphone, create a new message, click on the three dots in the upper right corner and choose “Privacy mode”.
In this mode there are two options – to set the date of destruction and set password protection.
You can set the period of the destruction of the letters from 1 day to 5 years.
For password protection there are 2 options: standard and an SMS code.
Standard mode will allow the recipient to open the emails only in Gmail app.
Before selecting an SMS code you must know in advance the recipient’s phone number as the code it will come in the SMS message.
In confidential mode also provides protection from forwarding, copying, and downloading emails.
If something goes wrong, you do not have to wait until the end of validity of the letter. You can just go to Sent items, find the message, and press the big blue button “Remove access”.
Despite the innovations, Gmail may not provide full protection to letters from possible preservation of the recipient. For example, it is enough to make a screenshot of the message and thus keep all of its contents.