Google is simplifying email attachments on Gmail. The company is rolling out an update for its email service that will allow you to easily attach emails … to emails. The feature, Google hopes, will eliminate the need for you to constantly forward messages which often leads to messy email chains that are hard to keep track of.
“We’ve heard from you that there are situations where attaching emails makes more sense than forwarding separate emails, like wanting to forward multiple messages related to a single topic. With this new functionality, you can do exactly that. Sending emails as attachments allows you to write a summary email message to your recipients, and attach the set of supporting emails that recipients can directly open in their mail client,” Google wrote in a G Suite blog post.
To be clear, the option for attaching emails has existed on Gmail for a while. However earlier, it required you to manually download emails as .eml files and upload them back again while composing a new one.
The new update gives it an overdue tech upgrade and adds a direct button for forwarding emails as attachments. You’ll find the option inside the three-dot menu located on the right of every email. Alternatively, you can simply drag and drop as many as emails you’d want in the new-email window.
Google says the feature is already live for G Suite business users, and it’s seeing to the rest of us in phases. It’s expected to reach everyone by January 2020. The company hasn’t commented on whether it plans to bring it to Gmail’s Android and iOS apps.
Since Gmail’s last major revamp, Google has been releasing new updates left and right that take advantage of its recent A.I. advancements.
You can now send self-destructing emails, pick from a set of smart responses for quick replies, access other Google services such as Keep and Tasks right from a sidebar, and more. With Smart Compose, Gmail can even predict what you will type next based on your past emails and preferences. Google also made the content inside emails dynamic for compatible services like Docs thanks to the tech it developed for AMP.
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