Gmail is once again adding an important update that might change the way you forward emails. The world’s biggest free email service announced on Monday that emails can now be attached to outgoing emails. What that means in a nutshell is that you no longer have to forward an email—instead you can now attach it to another email.
“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.”
to get started, choose the email that you want to send as an attachment, click the three dots on your email > “Forward as attachment” > in the “To” field, add recipients. You can also add recipients in the “Cc” and “Bcc” fields > add a subject > write your message > at the bottom click send.
Another way to do it is to right click on the message you want to forward as an attachment or drag and drop the file into the body of the message.
For the recipient, the attached email comes as a .eml file. When you click on the .eml attachment, it will open in a new window.
Roll out began on Monday; and since it is a gradual one, it might take a couple of more days before you see the “Forward as attachment” feature, which is a proof that you can now attach email to your email.
In other news, Gmail’s dynamic email that became generally available last July, has now been extended to mobile—Android and iOS. The feature was first launched in March, but did not immediately become available apparently because some tests were still being carried out at the time. At the time, it was only available to paying G Suite customers—that soon changed as Google announced its general availability in July.
Dynamic email or accelerated mobile pages [AMP] allows you to interact with calendar invites, respond to questionnaires, and browse catalogs right from the message in your inbox instead of clicking links that open in a browser.
AMP will, however, only work if the company that sent you an email supports the format. What that means is that you won’t have the full benefit of the feature since only a handful of partners are currently enlisted. A few of the partners that have signed up to dynamic emails on Gmail include, Booking.com, Despegar, Doodle, Ecwid, Freshworks, Nexxt, OYO Rooms, Pinterest, and redBus.