The new Gmail sends self-destructing emails

Source: Geoffrey Fowler, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

Gmail is getting major update starting Wednesday.  My favorite new thing: You can now send emails that self-destruct.

We get such an avalanche of emails, it’s not worth trying to delete — or even look at — all of them. Instead, Gmail wants us to use search and, now, artificial intelligence to surface just the information we need.

Gmail’s AI systems — which it dubs “Google magic” — are regularly scanning your inbox for cues about your behavior. Now they’ll proactively remind you if, after three days, you haven’t replied to messages that look like the kind of thing you’d normally reply to. Those messages get moved back to the top of your inbox with a warning.

 

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