Google announces 10 GB file transfers in Gmail

Google Drive and Gmail have teamed up for a new project to allow their web mail service users send enormously large files across Internet. The company has declared it would allow its users to insert files of up to size 10 GB directly from Drive into their messages. This is what users have been wanting since long.

Gmail’s product manager Phil Sharp, in a blog post wrote, “Now with Drive, you can insert files up to 10GB — 400 times larger than what you can send as a traditional attachment. 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.

To use this feature all you need to do is click on the Drive icon while you’re composing a message and proceed. Along with it, Google is also introducing some smart assistant technology that will be assigned with the task of double-checking if your recipients have access to any files you’re sending.

It’s something similar to Gmail’s forgotten attachment detector. The smart assistant technology will prompt you with the option to change the file’s sharing settings in case you forget to share a file from the Drive with everyone.

What’s the catch? The new feature will be available only with Gmail’s new compose experience that is expected to roll out over the next few days.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in technology and has an immense interest in following Microsoft and other technology developments around the world. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player.