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Google released a brace of features yesterday that the company uncharacteristically slotted straight into Gmail without testing them out with its users in Google Labs first.

Gmailers reading their email through a Chrome or Firefox 3.6 browser can now drag-and-drop attachments from their desktop directly into a message.

A similar function is already present in Google Wave, which perhaps explains why the company decided not to test the feature in its experimental environment first.

"We'll enable this for other browsers as soon as they support this feature," said Mountain View.

The ad broker has also added a calendar invitation button to Gmail. Users can now insert invites directly into emails as they compose them.

Google's latest Gmail tweaks pay homage to desktop email clients, the difference being that this one relies entirely on serving up data via one of Mountain View's beefy, but not entirely reliable data centres. ®

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