Google introduces 'Confidential Mode' in its new Gmail design

Google introduces 'Confidential Mode' in its new Gmail design

Google introduces 'Confidential Mode' in its new Gmail design

Gmail (the desktop browser version) is getting revamped according to an email sent to users from Google.

For the first time in years, your Gmail account is going to have a notably new look. When Google launched Inbox in 2014, it introduced a radical transformation that left many wondering where Gmail stood.

The new web layout will reportedly look more like the mobile app, and you'll have three options to choose from: Default, Comfortable and Compact.

However, what caught our attention is the presence of a new sidebar, something that is reminiscent of the early day Thunderbird, Mozilla's email client.

Besides, we now find out a new surprise feature integrated by Google.

According to the report, which cited a TechCrunch tipster named Chaim, Gmail's compose message pane will now also feature a lock with a clock in front of it.

The last time Google implemented a change in the design of Gmail was in 2014.

In conclusion, the new surprising Gmail feature, Confidential Mode, will permit users to encrypt their sensitive emails so they won't be accessed by third-parties.

Snooze Option: Gmail users will be soon able to snooze emails from particular senders, which will allow them to recheck the mails after a specific time.

In a statement cited by the Post, Google acknowledged a "major" Gmail redo is in the works, but the company says it's only in "draft phase".

Search results are also cached on the device so you can quickly re-access previous searches, even when you're offline, without incurring further data costs. In any case, Gmail users should be pleased to finally see a refresh of the web app.

The upcoming, redesigned Gmail looks like it will have several new features to protect the privacy of your emails. The Verge, meanwhile, said that the new look for Gmail was being tested within Google and trusted partners and that the redesign includes subtle elements of the company's Material Design language.

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