Google on Wednesday launched a revamped Gmail, with new security and intelligent features. This includes an all-new Gmail, with a brand new look on the web, advanced security features, new applications of Google’s artificial intelligence and even more integrations with other G Suite apps.
The company also introduced a new approach to information protection which it called Gmail confidential mode. Confidential mode allows users to protect sensitive content in their emails by creating expiration dates or revoking previously sent messages.
Since users can require additional authentication via text message to view an email, it’s also possible to protect data even if a recipient’s email account has been hijacked while the message is active.
Built-in Information Rights Management (IRM) controls allow users to remove the option to forward, copy, download or print messages. This helps reduce the risk of confidential information being accidentally shared with the wrong people.
Google also added new AI-powered features in Gmail, like Nudging, Smart Reply and high-priority notifications.
Users can start using these new updates in Gmail on the web today, with some features appearing within the coming weeks. To activate, go to Settings (the cog wheel in the top right corner of your inbox) and select “Try the new Gmail.” If you want to switch back later down the road, you can go to the same place and select “Go back to classic Gmail.