Attaching larger files in an email has never been such smoother. Google has now integrated Google Drive which lets you send large file attachments of upto 10 GB
How will it work?
The integration is just clean and simple. To attach files in your email using Google Drive, you just need to click the new Google Drive icon in the compose window. You can attach files without leaving your Gmail. This feature is going to help a lot of people who want to attach large files in the email.
If the files that you wish to send are not shared to any of the recipients, Gmail will automatically prompt you to do so before sending. This will even work with links that are directly pasted from Google Drive.
You can send files upto 10 GB in size which is almost 400 percent from the earlier attachment size of just 25 MB. The other benefit is that the user will have the up-to-date version of the file as the file you are attaching will not be the static attachments, just through the basic feature of Google Drive
Before getting started to use the new Drive integration into Gmail, keep in mind that you will have to opt-in to use the new compose window for Gmail. Also the feature though announced is still being rolled out to various parts of the world, meaning it may take some time to see the tiny Drive icon in the Gmail Compose Window.
But Gmail is not the only service which allows larger file attachments than the traditional 25 MB size limit. Microsoft, on introducing its new service Outlook (which formerly was Hotmail) has the option to attach large files via its service SkyDrive but the limit was 300 MB. Though the 300 MB file size limit is also enough for an average person who doesn’t have much size of attachments to send. So, don’t get surprised if the Microsoft announces larger file size in the attachments for email.