Conversational thread has been disabled by Google earlier this week from Android and iOS. A powerful feature has been introduced by search giant named Confidential mode.
Gmail’s ‘Confidential mode’ prevents a mail from being forwarded, copied and downloaded on the desktop or a smartphone. This feature is set by the sender of the mail. What’s more is that the email can ‘self-destruct’ after a set amount of time. In case the email content is extremely sensitive, one can even lock access for the particular user with an SMS code.
Google, however, has clearly mentioned that although the ‘Confidential Mode’ brings all the security features onboard, it doesn’t prevent one from taking a screenshot of the content and sharing it with others. Also, this feature is not yet there for G Suite users.
How to use the feature on desktop, Android and iOS :-
On Android smartphones:
Step 1: Open Gmail and ‘Compose’ a message.
Step 2: On top right tap on the three-dot ‘More’ option and select ‘Confidential Mode’. Those who already have this setting activated can tap on the option to edit it.
Step 3: Set up the mode with expiry date and passcode.
Step 4: Tap on ‘Done’ and send the email.
To remove access early:
Step 1: In Gmail, click on the ‘Sent’ section placed on the left side.
Step 2: Open the Confidential email.
Step 3: Click on ‘Remove access’ option. This prevents the recipient to view the message before the expiration date
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