Insert from Drive for Gmail

Following updates to Chromecast, Google Maps and Google Camera this afternoon, Google has updated Gmail for Android with a new Insert from Drive feature that allows for Google Drive attachments to be inserted into emails directly from Android smartphones and tablets. If the file is not shared with the person you are sending it to, an option will pop up to change the sharing settings.

There is also improved autocomplete suggestions for your Gmail contacts when composing messages, which appear automatically when you start typing in the To, Cc or Bcc fields. The update will be rolling out over the next few days, so be sure to keep an eye on Google Play for the new version.

Gmail for Android was recently updated with full right-to-left support for Arabic, Hebrew and Persian, swipe-from-edge access to the left-side menu, visual updates and more.

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One Response to “Gmail for Android update adds Insert from Drive for attaching Google Drive files to emails”

  1. Can you explain “There is also improved autocomplete suggestions for your Gmail contacts when composing messages, which appear automatically when you start typing in the To, Cc or Bcc fields”

    My experience is that autocomplete is now a complete mess. I used to be able to type “mon” or even “m” and I’d see my wife’s (Monica) name at the top of the list. Now I see a list of dozens of addresses that aren’t even in my contacts. These are one-off addresses that I’ve never seen or used. I have to scroll down much further to find her name. Even if I type it in full, the addresses (she has multiple on her contact, work, etc.) don’t show in the same order as before.

    What exactly is improved?