Thanks to the new Google Drive feature, it is now very easy to attach big files through Gmail. If you are not much aware about Google Drive, Google Docs has turned into Google Drive recently. Attaching files from Google Drive to an email takes just a single click and you don’t need to leave Gmail anywhere in the middle of the process.
Earlier, through Gmail, it was only possible to attach files with size up to 2 MB. However, thanks to the Google Drive integration with Gmail, you can now attach files with size as much as 10 GB. You are sending intended recipients the actual file which is stored in the cloud environment. Hence, no matter whatever update you make to the file stored in cloud, those changes will be visible to the recipient on a real time basis. You don’t need to send the file all over again, every time you make an update to the same.
What if the recipient does not have access to the file that you send to him! Google itself takes care of this issue. When you send an email to someone without any attachments (Despite having the word attachment in the email body), Gmail prompts you about that. Similarly, if you try to send a file to someone without access to the same, a prompt comes asking you to give recipient the access to that file. The process takes a few seconds and again, you don’t need to ever leave Gmail.
Further features are expected to roll out in the next few days, so, you can expect some extra utilities in near future. Remember one thing, to take advantage of the bigger file attachment, you have to enable the new compose feature. So, if you haven’t done it as of yet, please enable that as soon as possible. Also, I’ll request you to share your thoughts on this new Gmail feature with me via the comments.