How to hide CC & BCC in gmail

Written by alex zang
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By default, the BCC and CC fields are both hidden. However, once you've clicked "Add BCC" or "Add CC" you cannot hide the field unless you create a new e-mail. When you send an e-mail, you have three different options as to how you send the email. The traditional method is by entering an e-mail into the "To:" field. Any e-mail address in the "To:" field will be revealed to everyone who receives the email. The same thing happens when you send an e-mail to someone using the "CC:" (carbon copy) field. However, when you send an e-mail using the "BCC:" (blind carbon copy) field, any e-mail address in that field will not be revealed. However, due to a quirk in Gmail, if you don't enter an e-mail address into the "To:" field, every e-mail address in the "BCC:" field will be revealed.

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  1. 1

    Open Gmail.

  2. 2

    Click "Compose Mail."

  3. 3

    Type your e-mail address into the "To:" field.

  4. 4

    Click "Add BCC." Enter the email address you want to be hidden into the "BCC:" field.

  5. 5

    Type your e-mail, then click "Send."

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