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Google is changing Gmail's attachment-handling capabilities to allow files from its Drive cloud storage service to be embedded directly in messages, opening the door to sending files as large as 10GB in a single email.

"Whether it's photos from your recent camping trip, video footage from your brother's wedding, or a presentation to your boss, all your stuff is easy to find and easy to share with Drive and Gmail," said the Gmail team in a blog post.

Under the latest upgrade, Gmail users get a Drive icon in the email composition window that allows files to be dropped in. If the files in question are locked down to outsiders, Gmail will remind the users that they need to change access rights in order for the message to go through.

The new system is being rolled out over the next few days, but is only available to people who have signed up to use Gmail's new system for composing messages, which uses a floating screen rather than full-screen email layout.

Google Drive was launched in April, albeit with some hiccups, and includes 5GB of storage free of charge, with an upgrade to 25GB costing $2.49 a month, rising to $4.99 for 100GB and $44.95 for a terabyte. ®

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