Attach up to 10GB files in Gmail, using Google Drive

Since Google Drive launched in April, millions of people have started using it to keep, create and share files. Starting today, it’s even easier to share with others: you can insert files from Drive directly into an email without leaving your Gmail.

Attaching a file in gmail sometimes becomes a pain these days becuase of the limit of 25MB offered by Gmail. Ask someone who might want to share videos often. Gmail now has a killer offering which allows you to attach files up to 10GB in size, using Google Drive.

According to the latest update on the Gmail blog post, you can now insert files directly from Google Drive into your email, without having to leave Gmail. The attachment size of 10GB is almost 400 times larger than a traditional attachment limit of 25 MB. Also, because you’re sending a file stored in the cloud, all your recipients will have access to the same, most-up-to-date version.

This feature is rolling out over the next few days and is only available in the new Compose box feature, so you’ll need to opt-in if you haven’t already. You will get to see the Google Drive logo titled ‘Insert files using Drive’ beside the attachment logo.

Gmail will also double-check that your recipients all have access to any files you’re sending. So, whenever you send a file from Drive that isn’t shared with everyone, you’ll be prompted with the option to change the file’s sharing settings without leaving your email.

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