The Gmail team is testing the possibility of sending so-called confidential communications whose content may not be copied, printed or forwarded to another user. About it reports TechCrunch with reference to the screenshots of the interface updated mail service.
Confidential letters, obviously, are an alternative to the secret chat rooms that are available in most modern messengers. Gmail users can configure the time after which the secret messages will be deleted, as well as to protect their contents with a password, which you can send SMS.
At the time of publishing confidential letters are in the beta stage and not yet ready for mass use. According to the sources TechCrunch spoke about ongoing trials, a new mode sometimes glitches and the development team Google some time is needed to debug the service.
The sides TechCrunch emphasize that private message with all the abundance of methods of protection against prying eyes is not protected end-to-end encryption. This means that such letters can be intercepted as third parties, and Google itself, that nullifies the meaning of their protection with new tools.
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