Those who use to fret about the limited size for their Gmail attachments can now have sigh of relief. Google on Tuesday announced that it will be integrating Google Drive into Gmail, hence enabling the file attachment of the size up to a massive 10 GB.
A new button in the compose window of the Gmail will now allow users to attach a file from their Google Drive account rather than attaching the files itself to the message which was a usual norm. Once the file is attached the Gmail sees that the recipient has permission to access the file in your Google Drive account or else it will prompt you to grant the permission for the same before the message is sent.
In nutshell, you are actually sharing the link of the file with the recipient in the cloud then file itself. This feature also enables the users to update the files to be shared continually and the updates will be shown to the recipient as well.
Each Google Drive user gets free 5GB storage space from Google, so transfers within this space will be free. If user needs larger space than this, he will have to buy the additional Google Drive space to accommodate the bigger size files. Currently 25GB of the additional Google Drive space cost $2.49 per month and 100GB of additional space can cost $4.99 per month.
- Gmail Users Now Can Send 10GB Files (mashable.com)
- Gmail Integrates with Google Drive, Allows for Attachments Up to 10GB (lifehacker.com)
- You can now send up to 10GB attachments in Gmail, thanks to new Google Drive integration (dottech.org)
- Gmail now supports Google Drive attachments up to 10GB (theverge.com)
- How to Integrated Google Drive into Gmail for Sending Large Files Easily (revoseek.com)
- Google integrates Gmail, cloud storage service Drive (computerworld.com)