Isn’t it great to take back what you’ve sent the moment you realise that the person receiving on the other end isn’t the intended person for your email? It’s horrifying to know, worse if you’ve sent a sensitive information not meant for other prying eyes. And we know that the worst is yet to come if we’re not careful enough.

Virtru, a Washington-based company and founded by a former U.S. National Security Agency employee, offers an extension which will take back the information you’ve sent like it never happened.

Virtru Doesn’t Give Up Your Privacy

Virtru is an email extension tool that provides an email-take-back feature when you connect it as a plug-in for Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, and Mac Mail. The messages are properly encrypted that even NSA hackers will have a hard to impossible time of cracking them; thus, it’s safe from the government’s data collectors.

Unlike other existing encryption programs which demand the technical know-how of the user, Virtru only requires a few mouse clicks as it’s already programmed to work with popular email services upon installment. The tool is already the answer to demands on tighter security control over personal emails after the Edward Snowden scandal.

Virtru Works Like a Leash and Shield on Sent Messages

This is how Virtru works: Send a message using Virtru, the Trusted Data Format (TDF) which was created by Will Ackerly, acts as an encrypted carrier around the message. The encryption keys are then sent to the email receiver, and the sender can take back those keys whenever he wants it.

Turning the plug-in on before sending notifies the email receiver if the message is sensitive or authentic, depending on what you choose. You can also restrict the receiver from forwarding the emails to others which can be activated even after the email is sent.

Virtru Supports Multiple Devices

Virtru, though currently under development, supports Chrome and Firefox, iOS devices, and Microsoft Outlook on Windows as of the moment. Meanwhile, the browser extension supports email services like Gmail, Yahoo mail, and Outlook.