Criptext is a service that lets you encrypt, track, and unsend emails completely on your terms. For real. And unlike the Google Undo Send Option, it doesn’t matter if someone opened your email already or forwarded it on to a million people. With Criptext, there is unlimited takesies backsies. You click a button and *poof* it’s gone.
It’s free; it works for Gmail, and it’s simple enough for a seven-year-old to use. Let me show you how.
How Criptext Works
To get started, go to criptext.com/email. From there, you can install the Criptext Chrome extension. You’ll have to link your Google account to Criptext for it to work. Your recipients won’t, though.
How to Setup Criptext
After you link up with Criptext, you’ll get a splash screen that’ll walk you through Criptext’s essential features.
Next time you compose a message, you’ll notice some new bells and whistles. There’ll be a little toggle in the lower-left that lets you swap between sending a secure Criptext message and a regular Gmail email.
This is what your recipients will see at first. They’ll have to enable external images in whatever email client they have to see your message. Here it is in Outlook:
And when you enable the images, the message is displayed:
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