: End-to-end encryption (E2EE), which Google announced on Friday, enables enrolled Google Workspace users to send and receive encrypted emails both inside and outside of their domain. Users of Google Drive, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Google Meet, and Google Calendar had access to client-side encryption (what Google refers to as E2EE) already (beta). The email header (containing the subject, timestamps, and recipients lists) will not be encrypted until Gmail client-side encryption is enabled, ensuring that any sensitive data provided as part of the email’s body and attachments (including inline images) cannot be decrypted by Google servers.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Yes, Google plans to make end-to-end encryption available for all Gmail users in the coming months.
- Third-party email clients will need to adapt to the new encryption standards to ensure compatibility.
- Yes, Google will provide users with the option to enable or disable end-to-end encryption based on their preferences.
- Google will offer comprehensive guides and support to help users transition seamlessly to the new security measures.
- While there might be slight changes, Google assures users that the search and filtering functionalities will remain robust.