Gmail and Google Drive Now Allow 10GB attachments

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Google has increased the size of attachment capabilities from 25MB to 10GB. Not only Gmail but in Google Drive also. The users can now attach upto 10GB of files through its Gmail or Google Drive cloud storage service. Almost 400 times the previous limit!!!

“Since the launch of Google Drive in April, millions of people have started using it to keep, create and share files. Starting today, it’s even easier to share with others: you can insert files from Drive directly into an email without leaving your Gmail.” said the product manager of Gmail, Phil Sharp, in 27th November Post on the Official Google Blog.

If you want to send 10GB of files, you will have to upgrade from existing free Google Drive account(5GB account) because the new upload limit is larger than the free storage space given to each Google Drive user. Storage cost starts at $2.49 a month for up to 25 GB of storage.

To Use New Feature

Users who want to use this new feature which will roll out in next few days will have to click on Drive icon while composing the message. Users must opt into the Gmail upgrade, which expanded the user interface to allow multiple messages to be composed at once, to participate in new Drive file services, wrote Sharp.

The “field trial” which begun in August that lets users try out new service – the ability to find information faster in Gmail or Google Search, buried somewhere in user’s Gmail account. To share content from Google Drive to Google Plus(+), users can paste the link for the Drive file directly into the share box inside Google Plus.

Is this 10GB idea going to put out other email companies like Yahoo Mail, Mail.ru , AOL mail etc out of business ?

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