Gmail is about to get a very useful new feature that should make it easier to forward messages to your contacts. The update, which has just been announced by Google, allows you to attach emails to other emails without downloading them first.
To use this feature, simply create a new message, then highlight and drag all of the emails you want to attach into the draft window, which is typically found in the bottom right-hand corner of the browser window.
Another way to insert emails into a new thread is to select the emails and then, from the overflow (three-dot) menu, select “Forward as attachment”.
Revealing why it has made the change, Google said: “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.”
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So when will you get this new feature? Well, Google says that it is rolling out gradually so expect things to change in the coming weeks.
You’ll know this feature is available to you when you see the “Forward as attachment” option in the three-dot More menu.
The news of this upgrade comes just a few weeks after another useful change was revealed.
Microsoft has just announced plans to integrate the hugely popular Gmail service into its Outlook.com platform meaning users will be able to view all of their messages from one place. According to reports, this update has already begun rolling out to select customers.