How to Enable Confidential Mode in Gmail

Recently the most awaited feature that many users were expecting has launched. Google launched Confidential mode option to send all the confidential information with the best encryption.

The best thing is it is free for all Gmail users. You can easily access this option by enabling Confidential Mode in Gmail account.

How to Enable Confidential Mode in Gmail

What is Confidential Mode & Why we must use this option?

The confidential mode is basically the security feature. By enabling Confidential mode, users send sensitive information for legitimate purposes such as banking details, other secret information and makes the limitation in the validity of the email in senders inbox.

The passcode will send to the recipient to open the email you have sent.

To make this more clear let us check an example to understand it more clearly. Suppose you are having a deal in purchasing a car and you have sent important documents with different details.

Once the deal gets completed there is no longer need to have your document in others account. That’s what Gmail confidential mode exactly do.

You can set expiration date and the email will automatically be deleted after the date you have set. Sounds Good? Let us check how it works?

How to Enable Confidential Mode in Gmail

STEP 1: Open your Gmail account and enter your login details. You need not want to sign up for a new account for this feature.

STEP 2: Click on COMPOSE button to write an email in confidential mode.

STEP 3: From the different options displayed below (see below screenshot), click on Confidential mode icon to enable it.

confidential mode gmail account

STEP 4: The pop-up screen will display, set the Expiration time after which the email will no longer in senders Inbox. You can set option from 1-day, 1-week, 1-month, 3-months, and 5-years.

set expiration gmail

STEP 5: Next option is REQUIRE PASSCODE (generated by Google). If the recipient uses Gmail then the code will send through SMS otherwise by email to the recipient.

STEP 6: Save this options and you will see the small description of the validity you have set. Click on a SEND button to send your confidential information.

how to use confidential mode in gmail

I hope you find no difficulty in following these steps.

You may also like:

This tutorial about How to Enable Confidential Mode in Gmail? works well while sending your confidential pieces of information. 

For more tutorials, tech news, latest deals follow us on FacebookTwitter.