Now Gmail Allows Users to Share Files Up To 10 GB With Google Drive
Google Drive is a popular cloud storage service by Google launched back in April this year. Like other cloud storage services, users use Google Drive to store, create and share files. Today, Google has made it easier to share files using Google Drive with Gmail.
Now Gmail users can share larger files stored in their Google Drive account easily via emails. By traditional attachment method, Gmail users can send only a file up to 25 MB in size. But, with Google Drive, now users can share files up to 10 GB via emails.
“Have you ever tried to attach a file to an email only to find out it’s too large to send? 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,” Gmail said in a post.
But you need to give access to that users with whom you are sharing file. If you share will try to send a file that is not shared with that user, it will prompted with an option to change the file sharing privilege.
To insert an attachment from your Google Drive, Click on Drive icon in the tool bar of compose window.
This new feature is only available to new compose window launched few weeks back. This feature is now rolling out and will be available to all users in next few days. If you want to enjoy this feature, you need to switch to new compose window.