Gmail has become for many a fundamental tool for the job. And although many professionals use payment accounts through programs like Outlook , many freelancers who have Gmail as email header.The problem is when sending large amounts of files to your clients, colleagues, friends or family, as farGmail used to give enough problems . In recent times there have been tools to share large files (look at Dropbox , DropSent or YouSendIt , hackneyed to name a few).
And although for some it is very comfortable, no doubt that the vast majority would prefer to send files – as large as possible – through a simple email from Gmail . Well, the wait is over. Google just announced that it is allowed to send files up to 10 GB . The key is Google Drive , the service’s cloud storage search giant.
We’ll tell you how it works, because the truth is that it is very easy. To begin, we must tell you that the function of inserting such large files will be available from the new Gmail interface writing . If you have not yet active, we recommend that you do, since it is a very interesting tool to focus all your attention on writing posts instead of the many options offered by this email service. If you activate it, simply you access the home page of Gmail and look for a link (located at the top of the tray) that reads test drafting the new interface . The tool is automatically activated so that when you click on Compose the new interface and opens directly. At the bottom of this new menu, right next to the button Send marked in blue, you should see the icon labeled in black Google Drive. When hovering with the mouse over, emerge legend Drive Insert files . If you do not see this option, do not worry. Google just activate it and will be extended to all users gradually in different countries.
As you may have guessed, the new system of Gmail attachments directly connects Drive , so to send a document will not need to leave the inbox. So users can send files 400 times larger than what can be sent as an attachment of a lifetime. And since this is a shared document that is hosted in the cloud, users with whom you share always have access to the latest version of the document , without having to worry about sending the modified files. This option is most useful when it comes to working documentsthat must be constantly changing. The tool itself Gmail allow managing permissions on the file , without having to move the email. The user can also share documents, simply pasting the link in the body of the message.
The icon for attachments via Google Drive should appear in your interface wording renewed after the coming hours and days. For now, we do not have active, so it’s completely normal that you have not yet active duty. We hope you can start enjoying it soon.