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Gmail App Update Makes It Easier to Share Files

Gmail App Update Makes It Easier to Share Files
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The new Gmail mobile app is making it easier for you to get work done while you're on the go.

Updates by Google to both the iOS and Android Gmail apps have made them better integrated with Google Drive. This integration is allowing businesses and their employees to easily share files wherever they are.

"Just like with Gmail on the Web, you can now insert files from Google Drive directly into an email on your phone or tablet," Simon Forsyth, a software engineer for Gmail, wrote on the company's blog. "The apps will even tell you if your file isn't shared with the person you're sending it to, so you can change the sharing settings before you send it."

Additionally, to make it easier for users to store their files all in one place, the updated app allows files that are sent as an email attachment to be saved directly to a Google Drive account, with just one tap. The updated Gmail app also allows users to change their profile picture right from the Settings tab.

"Lastly, if you have multiple Gmail accounts, you can choose which signed-in accounts you want visible in the app," Forsyth wrote.

To take advantage of the new features, iOS users can download the updated Gmail app from the App Store, while Android users can get the latest version of the app from the Google Play Store.

Originally published on Business News Daily.

Chad  Brooks
Chad Brooks

Chad Brooks is a Chicago-based freelance writer who has nearly 15 years experience in the media business. A graduate of Indiana University, he spent nearly a decade as a staff reporter for the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago, covering a wide array of topics including, local and state government, crime, the legal system and education. Following his years at the newspaper Chad worked in public relations, helping promote small businesses throughout the U.S. Follow him on Twitter.