Google Introduces Gmail Confidential Mode Feature – How It Works!


Google is introducing a new feature “Confidential Mode“, This feature gives you full control over the email you send.

Using the 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.


Now when a users clicks on the button, it opens the Gmail confidential mode user settings dialog box where they can modify the settings which after they Save the settings.

In addition, 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.  you can also require additional authentication via text message to view an email.

Features Of Gmail Confidential Mode

  1. Let users choose to remove access early before the expiration date.
  2. Allow users to set an expiration date for messages or revoke access at any time
  3. Disable options to forward, copy, print, and download the email body and attachments
  4. 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

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


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