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iOS 15.2 beta 2 adds Hide My Email in Mail app

Following the release of iOS 15.2 beta 2 to developers on Tuesday, Apple has confirmed that the update enables child communication safety features in iMessage. However, the update also adds the “Hide my email” option directly to the Mail app for iCloud+ subscribers.

“Hide My Email” was announced earlier this year as part of iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, and it lets users generate random email addresses to log into apps and websites to enforce data confidentiality. While this feature was already partially available on iOS and macOS, Hide My Email is now available in Apple’s Mail app.

With the latest beta versions of Apple’s operating systems, users can simply tap the “From” field to activate Hide My Email. This will allow you to send emails to other accounts without being identified with your real email address.

Of course, users can still create random email addresses through iCloud settings on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. This change only extends the functionality to even more places, as previously users could not send regular email hiding their primary address. Here’s how Apple describes Hide My Email:

Keep your personal email address private by creating unique, random addresses that are forwarded to your personal inbox and can be deleted at any time.

It should be noted that Hide My Email is part of iCloud+, what Apple now calls iCloud paid subscription plans. iCloud+ subscribers also have access to Private Relay to hide their IP address from the network and avoid online tracking.

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