In recent days, users may be able to update the new Google-designed Gmail, with a new look. This not only brings the fun experience, but also the many features that users need to explore.
The following article will continue to be an extremely interesting feature that users need to update right now is to use the secret mode when sending emails on Gmail. One of the new features of Gmail is privacy-centric, allowing users to set email expiration dates. Google is currently starting to allow users to use the secret mode, but this update is staged, so if you can not use this feature, do not worry.
How to send Gmail in secret mode
Secret mode comes with Google’s new information rights management tool, which lets you set options for how your emails are displayed, viewed, and shared. Basically, an email sent with secret mode can not be forwarded or printed. You can set an expiration date and add a crypto requirement to enhance security when email is viewed.
In order to use the secret mode, each time the user’s email needs to be opened, it can not be used by default on all communications.
Step 1: First, you open Gmail normally, then go to compose and fill in Gmail recipient and header information.
Step 2: Next, click the item with the clock below if you want to send email in secret mode to someone. Otherwise there will be submissions as usual.
Step 3: In the secret email, you can set the expiration date for the email as well as password requirements for your email. You may not select the password request for the email, but the expiration date is required and you must set it.
Step 4: You can set cryptographic requirements for safer email, similar to the two factor authentication. This way, if someone has access to the recipient’s computer, they will still need the password to view the email. Google will automatically generate passwords and send passwords to the recipient’s phone via text message each time an email is opened and the recipient must enter the code to view the contents of the email. Requesting a password will ask you for the mobile number of the recipient.
Step 5: Once you’ve filled out the information that Gmail asks for, just click Save. Now just hit Submit again. If you have enabled passcode requests, Google will ask you to enter the recipient’s mobile phone number at this time. At this time, Google only supports the passcode for mobile numbers in select countries.
When a user sends an email in this mode, the entire message after it is sent will not be stored in the recipient’s inbox. Instead, they will receive a link to view the message on Google’s servers. The link is valid until the email expires. If the password is requested, Google will notify the recipient that Google will send a code to their mobile number.
How to receive email in security mode
To receive secure email, Gmail users must use the latest version. When security e-mail arrives, you will see the Forward button disabled and a banner explaining the feature. In addition, it still looks like a standard email. And when the email expires, the text disappears completely.
Have a note, if using a third-party email client, instead of seeing the message, they will see a link in the form asking to open the message in the browser.
Security is a good security measure for messages that contain sensitive information. Hopefully, this feature will help protect information and better user experience.