It's likely that the Confidential Mode will be available along with Smart Reply and Snooze features when it starts to roll out. "Therefore we ask that Project Maven be cancelled, and that Google draft, publicize and enforce a clear policy stating that neither Google nor its contractors will ever build warfare technology", the letter, obtained by The New York Times, read.
Now, TechCrunch has reported on a new feature in the new Gmail: the ability to send confidential emails that expire. A new snooze feature also lets you temporarily remove emails from your inbox until a certain time, so you can avoid certain email threads until you're ready to reply.
In a statement, Google did not confirm specific changes but did acknowledge that it's working on a change to its email service. The tool also doesn't add weight to books that are more popular; it only looks at how well the sentences match up. Google wants to help, as the company is redesigning its Gmail web interface, according to The Verge.
This should allow users to place more trust in email, and send confidential information they might have previously avoided sending via Gmail.
But some Google employees came out of the town hall still concerned about the company angling for a big Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract that could relate to combat operations, the Fortune report said. There also appears to be a self-destruct button of sorts, via a customizable expiration date that allows the user to send the email into the ether after a time period of the user's choosing-whether that's a week, month, or even a few years.
Google is now testing how Chrome extensions work with the new Gmail display.
We expect the new Gmail design to be part of the show there. It is unclear if the "confidential" expiring mails will be end-to-end encrypted. However, the leaker was able to seize a screenshot of the email content. Enter your email to be subscribed to our newsletter.