Gmail now lets you stream video attachment; no need to download

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Gmail has added one of the most important features in the history of the email service. Adding ability to stream video attachment will not only encourage more people to use Google’s number one email service, it will turn your inbox into something highly entertaining. Soon, you will be able to use your Gmail account to stream video attachment, even if you don’t wish to download it.

The update, which was released on Friday by Google, will allow video sent as attachment to be played directly in your browser. It means you can save valuable time, and not have to download video attachment before you can watch them. Whenever you open a video attachment, a thumbnail of the video will also be displayed with an option to stream it directly on your browser.

Making the announcement today, Google said the new feature will make use of the same infrastructure used by its streaming service, YouTube and other streaming apps to ensure videos are delivered quickly in high quality.

Today, we’re rolling out a quality of life improvement to Gmail desktop users that makes previewing video attachments in Gmail much smoother and quicker. Previously, in order to view a video attachment in Gmail, you would have to download it to your computer and open it with a media player. Starting today, when opening an email with video attachments, you will see a thumbnail of the video and have the ability to stream it, right from inside Gmail.”

Obviously, Google is targeting smaller clips, which means you won’t be able to stream video attachments that are too large [25mb is the limit when it comes to such attachments]. So, when next you receive a video attachment from your friends, be sure to stream it right within your inbox as there is no need to download it to your system.

The thing with this update as with other Google update, is that it might take a couple of days or maybe two weeks to see the new feature in Gmail. The good news, however, is that your Gmail account is about to become trendy.

With more than one billion users globally, Gmail is the number one email service for both individual and corporate organizations. At a time when other email services are battling with how to keep their email services free, Gmail continues to offer users some of the best security features available.

Here is hoping that the new feature will be found really useful by the more than one billion people using the service. Hopefully, Gmail can build on this and make Gmail even stronger than it is at the moment.

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A couple of days ago, Gmail rolled out a new integration into its mobile version. You can now send or receive money from anyone on the Gmail app for Android. All you have to do is tap a button.


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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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