Gmail integrates Google Drive, allows file transfers of up to 10 GB


Do you feel like sending your friends your vacation photos—and maybe throw in an HD quality feature length movie with it? Need to send PDFs to your co-workers? Google has announced that its email service, Gmail, is integrating Google Drive, allowing file transfers of up to 10 GB, which is 400 times bigger than a regular email attachment.

“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 your email. It’ll even work with Drive links pasted directly into emails,” product manager Phil Sharp said.

The catch? You’ll have to update to Gmail’s new composing window. The service is expected to be released over the next few days.