Gmail users rejoice: you can now send giant attachments

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Gmail users can now attach files up to 10GB in size by selecting them from the Google Drive cloud storage service.

Gmail announced the new capability on its blog today, stating that feature allows for attachments that are 400 times larger that Gmail users previously could have used.

How to attach a file using Google Drive

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The feature works like Gmail's

In order to attach a file from Google Drive, a user need only click on "Insert files using Drive" icon in the Compose box and then select the file from a drop down menu.

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"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," wrote Phil Sharp, a Google product manager, in the blog post.

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"so that whenever you send a file from Google 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," he added.

"Like a smart assistant, Gmail will also double-check that your recipients all have access to any files you're sending," Sharp wrote.

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