Gmail brings improved features for you, some available right away, others coming in the weeks ahead. Gmail came with tools aimed at businesses to help them keep information secure.


The feature confidential mode lets you send and revoke messages that house sensitive information, by adding expiration dates to such messages. After clicking on an icon that resembles a clock, you can set the expiration at 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, or whatever.

As an added security measure, you can require a recipient to authenticate via a text message, before they can even view the email. That might protect data even if the recipient’s email account has been hijacked.

Gmail brings improved features is Redesigned security notifications. Google flags potentially dangerous emails with bolder notifications and warnings to prevent you from clicking on risky missives. By using the Snooze feature you can put off reading the message until another time or date.

Nudging is artificial intelligent-powered feature reminds you to reply to emails that may have missed. Such messages show up at the top of your inbox. The latest update to Gmail brings Smart reply time-saving feature to the Web version.

Gmail’s High-priority notifications feature can also recommend when to unsubscribe from mailing lists. It will be based on such factors as how many emails you get from a sender and how many of them you actually read.