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How To Send Documents Securely Via Gmail?

If you want to send some important data, you can send it securely using Gmail. Consider the steps given below to know how to send documents securely via Gmail from different devices.

how to send documents securely via Gmail

On computer:

  • Go to the official Gmail website from your browser.
  • Log in to your Gmail account using the email address and password. 
  • Navigate to the Compose section. And follow the settings to know how to send documents securely via Gmail.
  • At the bottom right corner, click the Turn on confidential mode option.
  • If you have turned on confidential mode already, click Edit at the bottom of the email.
  • Now, set an expiry date and password. The settings will be applied for both the text on the message and attachments. 
  • If you are selecting No SMS passcode, recipients who are using the Gmail app can open it directly.
  • If the added recipient doesn't use Gmail, he/she will get a passcode while opening the email message.
  • For SMS passcode, recipients will receive the passcode through a text message. For this, you have to give the recipient's phone number instead of your number. 
  • Once you have made the settings, click on the Save button.

On Android:

  • Open the Gmail application and select the Compose button.
  • Touch the More icon on the top right corner of the screen.
  • Select the Confidential mode. Now, turn on Confidential mode and select the Edit option.
  • You can add an expiry date for the email message and passcode.
  • Once you have selected the required settings, click on the Done button.
  • Type your email message and add your recipient's email address. 
  • Once you have made the settings, click on the Done button.

Opening an email with confidential:

  • The recipient can view the email message and attachment until the expiration date is over. The access will be lost if the sender disables it.
  • The recipient should open the email message using the passcode.
  • Finally you know how to send documents securely via Gmail.