We recently published a Google Drive Review where we rated this service very highly in terms of features that it offers. When it comes to file management, Google Drive is definitively one of the leaders among other services of this type. Its excellent integration with Google Docs and Gmail account enables easy sharing and collaboration but Google still finds some space for improvements here.
The expansion of the cloud market is closely followed with the growth of cloud storage services in terms of both users and features. After Amazon Cloud Drive and Box made their updates earlier this month, now it’s time for Google to make a move and this is exactly what they did – yesterday Google announced introducing a new feature – sending files directly from Google Drive to Gmail.
Send a 10GB file easily
To help users solve the trouble of sending large files via email Google made use of its cloud service to improve this experience. The new feature in Gmail allows you to attach a file as big as 10GB which is 400 times more than what used to be file size limit in traditional email services. Furthermore, since your file resides in the cloud already, your collaborators will always be able to access the most recent version of it.
In addition to this, Drive will also double-check whether the file is shared with all the intended users. If the file is not available to all of them, Gmail will automatically ask you to change the sharing settings. This feature will also work with links that you paste into your email.
The new features will be rolling out in the next few days and will be available within Gmail’s new compose experience . Besides enabling faster email creation, Gmail was recently tweaked so it would allow browsing emails by size. This way Google keeps its email service in line with the requirements of its users who may now completely rely on this platform for almost any activity they intend to perform online.