How to encrypt email in Gmail

How to encrypt email in Gmail

These days every type of communication (especially business communications) is mainly done through email, be it the contract information or the latest sale reports, the main focus remains that the data shared remains confidential both while receiving and sending the emails. One wrong click might cause a data breach and lead to exposing of the top secrets of the company, making known the privacy statements of finance and also exposing the sensitive negotiations.

This is the prime reason why the encryption of email should remain as a basis of your security plan. Over here, only those individuals who have access can read these emails. The unauthorized people, even if they intercept the email, they are unreadable by unauthorized individuals. If you are unaware of how to encrypt email in Gmail, you can refer to the post below. It contains comprehendible and easy steps that you can follow for the encryption of your emails so that no confidential information gets leaked.

Gmail confidential mode is a secure way to send and receive important emails:

Steps to use Gmail confidential mode:

  1. Open Gmail
  2. In Gmail, click on Compose:
Steps to use Gmail confidential mode
  1. Now, in the compose box click, turn on the confidential mode
  1. You will be prompted with a new popup where you can set the time after which the email will expire.
Steps to use Gmail confidential mode
  1. You can also choose to enable passcode through SMS:
Steps to encrypt email in Gmail
  1. Once you are done with the duration and the passcode, click on the Save button.
  2. Now, your compose screen will look something like this. Compose the email as usual and send the email.
How to encrypt email in Gmail
  1. You will be prompted to enter your phone number where you will receive the passcode. Enter your phone number and click send.
How to encrypt email in Gmail
  1. To open the email, the receiver needs to verify by entering the passcode.