Google (News - Alert) wants to take some of the burden off its users by allowing its popular Gmail service to let users insert up to 10GB of data within one email – without giving users an error.
In order to accomplish this, Google has worked hard on integrating Gmail with its second-largest product, Google Drive.
This integration is huge for consumers because now they can attach files directly from Google drive to their emails without ever having to leave their Gmail accounts.
Google seems to be trying to run its products cohesively, like that of Apple (News - Alert). Users want the ability to do it all in one platform or window. Once users find themselves having to jump through a bunch of websites, they lose interest.
Google sees this collaboration as a chance to entice users to stay.
Gmail’s Product Manager, Phil Sharp (News - Alert), confirmed the announcement through Google’s official blog. “Since Google Drive launched in April, millions of people have started using Drive 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,” he said.
Sharp said in addition to allowing for attachments 400 times larger than what is allowed through traditional email, the new service will also act like a smart assistant.
“Gmail will also double-check that your recipients all have access to any files you’re sending. This works like Gmail’s forgotten attachment detector: 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,” said Sharp.
This new setting is a nice security feature because it double checks the file sharing ability before you email it to someone – so it eliminates the possibility of sending a file to someone by mistake.
This announcement means that Google is preparing its platforms, making sure they have the ability to respond to the high demand of Web-based storage features and work together cohesively. What will they think of next?
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Edited by Braden Becker