How to Set an Expiry Date and Passcode to an Email on Gmail With Confidential Mode


Whether you frequently send touchy and secretive information on Gmail and wish there used to be a way that could block people from forwarding the mail to someone else, then Gmail’s Confidential Mode could be an fundamental feature for you. It allows you to restrict people from downloading, printing, copy-pasting and even forwarding your mail and its attachments. Thus, giving you peace of brain and helping you retain your messages secure from getting leaked.

This feature also means that you can set an expiration date, post which the satisfied of the email automatically disappears in order that the receiver can no longer view it. Additionally, you’ll be able to make a selection to lock your touchy emails and make allowance recipients to access the messages only when they enter a passcode that is sent to them by either an SMS or email. Here is a step by step guide on how to use this feature on Gmail’s desktop version or mobile app. You’ll be able to also check our guide on how to send drive files and make video calls on Gmail.

How to set an expiry date or passcode to an email on Gmail

On phone

On your Android phone or iPhone, open the Gmail app Tap Compose, and in the top correct corner tap Confidential mode. When you’ve got already enabled confidential mode, you’ll be able to go to the backside of the email, then tap Edit. Now, turn on Confidential mode. You’ll be able to now set an expiration date for this mail for 1 day, a week, a month and even 5 years. Whether you select “No SMS passcode,” recipients the use of the Gmail app will be capable of open the mail directly. But, whether you need the receiver to go into a passcode before reading the mail to make sure their identity, you’ll be able to go to Require Passcode and make a selection SMS passcode. And, when you send this mail, you’re going to be required to add a phone number. Just you should definitely enter the recipient’s phone number, not your own. Tap Done

On computer

In a similar way, on Gmail’s desktop version, Click Compose. In the backside correct of the window, click Turn on confidential mode. But, in case you have already enabled it for an email, then go to the backside of the email, then click Edit. Now, to set an expiration date and passcode, make a selection “SMS passcode** and the recipients will get a passcode by text message. Click Save.How to open an email sent with confidential mode

Whether the sender used confidential mode to send an email, then you’ll be able to view the message and attachments until the expiration date or until the sender removes access. And, understand that the options to copy, paste, download, print, and forward the message text and attachments are disabled, and you might wish to enter a passcode to open the email.

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