Google just announced that Gmail users could now insert Google Drive files up to 10GB large directly into an email without exiting Gmail.
All files sit in the cloud, so Drive can allow for 400-times-larger attachments, and cloud storage further enables recipients to get access to the latest version of the file from anywhere. To start using the integrated feature, just select the Drive icon when composing a new message. However, it is still rolling out, so folks need to sign up for Gmail’s new compose experience to get access now.
Google’s official Gmail blog also announced Gmail will “double-check that your recipients all have access to any files you’re sending,” which works similar to Gmail’s forgotten attachment detector, as the Gmail Team noted, by prompting users to change the file’s sharing settings before sending any email.
“It’ll even work with Drive links pasted directly into emails,” the Gmail Team added. “So whether it’s photos from your recent camping trip, video footage from your brother’s wedding, or a presentation to your boss, all your stuff is easy to find and easy to share with Drive and Gmail.”
Get more details at the official Gmail blog.