Do you hate when you get the "This file exceeds the 25MB attachment limit. Sorry" error? This infamous error is well known throughout our email services. Google took to their Gmail's Blog to announce that they have integrated Google Drive into Gmail and kicked this problem to the curve.
The limit has gone from 25MB limit to a whooping 10GB. Way to push the envelope, Google! The option to add files from Google Drives to your email is now built into the interface; it is convenient and you never have to leave Gmail. Since the files are uploaded to Google's cloud storage everyone gets access to the same most updated document since the editing will be performed through Google Drive (unless downloaded).
The new feature is rolling out in waves. To access it, be sure you opt-in to Google's new Compose experience. This feature makes it easier to share videos and large volume of pictures to recipients.
This feature works in conjunction with Google's "forgotten attachment detector" and will help protect you against sending sensitive files as attachments. If you add an attachment from Google Drive that is not set to "Share with Everyone,” you will be notified and can change the setting within the email if needed.
How many of you see this as something you're going to make use of on a regular basis? Did waiting on a file attachment size update take so long that you have become comfortable with workarounds? Be sure to let us know!