How to send a confidential message on Gmail: a step-by-step guide

Google uses TLS encryption to keep email content secure while in transit.

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Here is a simple guide that will allow you to enable confidential mode in Gmail

This encryption prevents hackers from spying on user conversations as they travel from sender to receiver. However, sometimes encryption is not enough to prevent the leakage of confidential details. There is always a risk that the recipient of an email containing confidential details may accidentally forward the mail to someone it is not intended for. So, in times like these, Gmail has a feature called Confidentiality Mode that aims to prevent such leaks. With confidential mode, Gmail users can set an expiration date for messages or revoke access at any time. Recipients of a confidential message cannot forward, copy, print or download the message or attachments in an email sent with confidential mode on. If you’re looking for a way to send an email with confidential mode turned on, here’s what you need to do:

How to send an email with confidential mode turned on in Gmail on your computer

Step 1: Open Gmail in your web browser.

Step 2: Click on the Compose button.

Step 3: In the lower right corner of the window, click on the Turn on Confidential Mode option.

Step 4: Set the expiration date and password.

If you select “No SMS Passcode”, recipients using the Gmail app will be able to open it directly. Recipients who do not use Gmail will receive a password via email. However, if you select “SMS password”, recipients will receive the code via text message.

Step 5: Click on Save.

How to send an email with confidential mode on in Gmail’s Android app

Step 1: Open the Gmail app on your Android smartphone.

Step 2: Tap the Compose button.

Step 3: At the top right corner of the app, tap More and then tap Confidential Mode.

Step 4: Now set the expiry date, password and other controls.

Step 5: Tap Done.

How to send an email with confidential mode on in Gmail’s iOS app

Step 1: Open the Gmail app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on Compose option.

Step 3: At the top right corner of the app, tap More and then tap Confidential Mode.

Step 4: Set the expiration date, password, and other controls, then tap Done.

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