The feature launched on desktop earlier this year, and it allows senders to restrict things like forwarding, copying, and downloading the emails they send. You can set emails to expire after a set amount of time, similar to a Snapchat message, or take away someone's access to a confidential email at any time. Confidential mode has been recently added to Gmail for Android, which is meant to help users protect sensitive information from unauthorized access. Also, recipients of the confidential message will have numerous options that might compromise it disabled, so they won't be able to forward, copy, print, or download the message.
The new feature is already available without the need to update the app. Gmail did not respond to inquiries when the mode will arrive to iOS devices, but it should hit Apple devices. It's then you'll be asked to set things like expiration dates and SMS passcodes. Passcodes can either be through a separate email (users not using Gmail) or through an SMS (just do not forget to enter their mobile # when you turn it on). Also, the confidential mode feature isn't now available for G Suite customers. What do you think of Gmail's new addition? Messages sent with the Gmail Confidential Mode can come with expiration dates, ability to revoke access, as well as restrictions. Confidential mode is rolling out to mobile devices today, so be sure to keep an eye out for it.