Millions of users rely on emails to send files, photos and even videos to their contacts for personal and business use. But now, Google’s mailing client Gmail will soon allow its users across the globe to attach emails to their emails and send them to other people.
Google is calling it "attach an email to an email’ and that’s probably the best way to summarise it. Gmail is one of the most popular mailing clients, but it’s interesting to see that adding ‘email as attachment’ was one of the feedback shared by its users.
“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.”Google blog post
So how does the feature work and when will users see it work on their accounts? Google mentions that you need to click on the three dots (as seen below), where you will come across the "forward as attachment" option.
After that, you can drag and copy the emails to be attached, and sent to the respective person. The attached emails are sent in .eml format, and Google says that whenever a person clicks on these files, the content of the mail will open in a new window.
It’s also worth noting there is no limit to the number of .eml files you can attach. The feature will be ‘On’ by default. The feature was first released on 9 December and is gradually rolling out to end-users, so if you haven’t got it yet, don’t worry, it’ll appear soon.
Google’s had a busy few days, offering new features across different products. Earlier this week, Chrome got a new update which alerted users if their passwords have been compromised.