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Google rolls out end-to-end encryption for Gmail on web: What we know

Google has been working on an end-to-end encryption for Gmail on the web. Now the tech giant has rolled out a beta version of the update which ensures sensitive data in email bodies unreadable to everyone other than the sender and receiver.

Not only the content on the email but also the attachments will be readable to even Google servers with the end-to-end encryption rolling out for Gmail on the web.

The client-side encryption protects your data and further strengthens the confidentiality of your information.

“Google Workspace already uses the latest cryptographic standards to encrypt all data at rest and in transit between our facilities. Client-side encryption helps strengthen the confidentiality of your data while helping to address a broad range of data sovereignty and compliance needs,” Google said in a blogpost.

Moreover, the customers will retain control over encryption keys and the identity service to access those keys.

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As of now, only the customers of Google Workspace Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, and Education Standard are eligible to apply for the beta version of this update until January 20, 2023.
Google is currently now offering the end-to-end encryption service It also to users with personal Gmail accounts. The client-side encryption is already available for Google Drive, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Google Meet, and Google Calendar (beta).
Meanwhile, Google recently also rolled out a new ‘intelligent network switching’ feature to its telephone service Google Voice, which will now automatically switch ongoing calls between cellular data service and Wi-Fi.

With this new update, the voice calls on Google will now automatically switch between cellular data service and Wi-Fi when it determines that one network type is weak or the other will provide better call quality.

Earlier, Google Voice only identified the ideal network at the time the call was placed and did not switch or update to better network quality during the call when the service was poor or there were changes in network performance

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