Gmail for iOS receives better Google Drive integration in latest update

Google has certainly done a pretty decent job when it comes to empowering users of Gmail and Google Drive to share documents as well as files between both services, which is something that has been experienced on a full fledged computer – be it the notebook or the desktop, but is somewhat not as seamless on the mobile front. At least until now, as Google introduces an updated Gmail for iOS version that would make life a whole lot easier for users to check out as well as share documents in addition to files between Drive and Gmail.

While sharing documents and files between Gmail and Google Drive has been a nearly seamless experience on the web for some time, integration between the two apps on the mobile side has been lacking— until now. Google rolled out an update to Gmail’s iOS app Thursday that makes it easier for users to view and share documents and files between Drive and Gmail. Gmail users on iOS can now view and save files on Google Drive directly from the Gmail app with “Save to Drive” and “Insert from Drive” options. Users can also now edit a file’s sharing settings from within the Gmail app. “The apps will even tell you if your file isn’t shared with the person you’re sending it to so you can change the sharing settings before you send it,” Google software engineer, Simon Forsyth, explained in a blog post. The update also brings new account management options for users who have multiple Gmail accounts. Those who have more than one account can choose which accounts appear within the app while remaining signed into the account elsewhere on their device.

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By Scarlett Madison

+Scarlett Madison is a mom and a friend. She blogs for a living at Social News Watch but really prefers to read more than write. Find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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