[Update: June 25th] Google Rolls out Gmail Confidential Mode

[Update: May 30th] Google has announced that Gmail confidential mode will become generally available for all G Suite users from June 25, 2019.

At launch, confidential mode will be set to default ON for all domains with Gmail enabled, unless you choose to disable this feature

[Update: March 8] This is a new feature from Google and sure you are going to love it. Google has just rolled out confidential mode in beta; giving you full control over the email you send.

With confidential mode, it’s easier to protect sensitive content in your emails by creating expiration dates or revoking previously sent messages, and removing options for recipients to forward, copy, print, and download.

Gmail Confidential mode
If users click on the button, it opens the Gmail confidential mode user settings dialog box where they can modify the settings

To make it simpler, this mode lets you add ‘expiration date’ to emails, post which the email is no longer viewable by the recipient. This mode helps reduce the risk of confidential information being accidentally shared with the wrong people.

Google Confidential Mode

Not just that, you can also require additional authentication via text message to view an email.

Features of Gmail Confidential Mode

  1. Allow users to set an expiration date for messages or revoke access at any time
  2. Disable options to forward, copy, print, and download the email body and attachments
  3. Allow users to set SMS passcodes wherein recipients will get a passcode by text message to be able to access the email sent using confidential mode
  4. Let users choose to remove access early before the expiration date.

Once Gmail confidential mode is activated in the Admin console, users can send Gmail confidential mode emails.

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