The upgrade allows kid communication safety measures in iMessage, according to Apple. For iCloud+ members, the update also provides the “Hide My Email” option straight in the Mail app.
“Hide My Email,” which was released earlier this year as part of iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, allows users to establish random email addresses to connect into applications and websites in order to protect their personal information. Hide My Email is now available in Apple’s Mail app, which was previously only available in part on iOS and macOS.
Hide My Email is enabled by simply tapping the “From” field in the newest beta versions of Apple’s operating systems. This allows you to send email to other accounts without revealing your true email address.
Users on iPhone, iPad, and Mac may still generate random email addresses using the iCloud settings. Because users couldn’t send a standard email masking their main address before, this modification just spreads the feature to many more areas. Hide My Email is described as follows by Apple:
Keep your personal email address private by creating unique, random addresses that forward to your personal inbox and can be deleted at any time.
Hide My Email is part of iCloud+, which is how Apple currently refers to its premium membership options for iCloud. Private Relay is available to iCloud+ members for disguising their IP address from the network and preventing online tracking.