Gmail Adds Drive Integration; Attach Files Up to 10GB

November 29th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

The bummer part about sending documents through emails is the limited space in attaching files. Gmail, for instance, can only take up to 25MB worth of files. You cannot send large-format photographs through Gmail, while really long Word documents (like in novel drafts) would force senders to divide the file into several sections to accommodate the file space limit.

Google has recently announced a new way of sending large files through its e-mail service. Gmail now comes integrated with Google Drive cloud storage, enabling users to insert files up to 10GB. That’s 400 times the previous limit!

This new feature is not available to everyone just yet. To check if your Gmail account has the Drive integration, switch to the new composer tool and look for the Drive logo in the bottom toolbar. And since the files are stored in the cloud, any alterations you make to the file after the email is sent will still be visible to your recipient

Now if you excuse me, I’ll be sending private cat videos to my friends.

Source: Gmail Blog, via Engadget


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