New Delhi, April 16: Gmail is getting a redesign and new features in the coming weeks, Google confirmed after a leaked G Suite memo and screenshots hit the web.
* Google will also let Gmail users require a passcode to open emails, which will be generated via SMS, or set an expiration date on sent emails.
* The features are very similar to some found in Microsoft's full Outlook application, and Microsoft is also adding the ability to restrict emails on its Outlook.com service.
* These features will largely appeal to businesses that want more control over how emails are used by recipients, but they won't stop people from taking a screenshot or a photo of an email.
Gmail will reportedly offer a feature that will allow users to set a self-destruction time when the message they send will no longer be viewable by the recipient, according to TechCrunch. When users try to open an expired e-mail, they'll find an expired link to the message and will no longer be available for viewing.
Google's I/O developer conference starts on May 8th this year, and it's likely that this new Gmail design will be part of the show, alongside some updates to other Google web services.