Bark for Schools is proud to partner with schools and districts to help protect students online and in real life. As part of our ongoing efforts to make sure we're doing everything we can for our partners to protect students, we want to let you know about a very important update to G Suite coming June 25th.

Gmail Confidential Mode

The confidential mode feature in Gmail would allow students several new options when sending email.

 These will include:

  • The ability to create expiration dates
  • Revocation of previously sent messages
  • Additional authentication via text message to view certain emails
  • Recipients cant forward, print, copy or download the email or it's attachments


Confidential Mode will be turned on by default for all G Suite users starting June 25th. Bark will not be able to monitor emails that are sent using the features of Confidential mode.


If Confidential Mode on by default, how do I turn it off?

We've put together a guide to show you how to do just that.

Start by accessing the homepage of your G Suite within your Admin account.

On this page, we'll start by clicking the apps icon:


On the next page, you'll select G Suite:

This will lead you to the G Suites core app page, select Gmail here:


Which will bring you to the settings page for the Gmail application within G Suite, click on User Settings here:

Scroll down until you reach Confidential Mode. Clicking on this option will open up the menu and allow you to disable. Take special notice of the Organizational Units you're applying this to.

Once you're done, click on save and you're all set!

Need additional help?

We have an incredible team behind the scenes here at Bark. For technical questions, we can be reached here. Our team is happy to help!

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