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Google’s Confidential Mode Goes Mobile

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Google’s confidential mode has made its mobile debut

 

Google released their confidential mode to mobile devices so that emails sent can have a self-destruct date.

Confidential mode made its appearance as part of the large Gmail redesign that was announced earlier this year and became the default for consumers in July.

The Gmail feature is touted as a way to protect sensitive information by allowing users to set an expiration date for individual messages. They can also revoke access to messages already sent.

The feature also prevents recipients from copying, forwarding, printing, or downloading the content of the email. It also allows users to require recipients enter a one-time code sent via SMS to view the email.

Google does note a few caveats to the confidential mode features, as users can’t be prevented from taking screenshots or photos of the message.

Confidentiality could also be compromised if the recipient is using a malware-infected computer.

Still, this new feature is a step in the right direction as far as confidential emails are concerned.

As always, if we can be of help with your network or computer, give us a call here at RHYNO Networks. (855) 749-6648

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