Gmail for iOS will allow to add attachments via the Files App
Gmail for iOS will allow to add attachments via the Files App

It has been quite a while that iOS is offering a native File manager called “Files” but it came with almost no extra functional ability than a normal file manager. It has been only with iOS 13 that the Cupertino giant finally rationalized the existence of this Files app.

With this development, the Gmail app for iOS is now finally has brought support for adding email attachments through the Files app.  So far, Google used to supported adding attachments from the camera roll and via Google Drive exclusively. Now, there is a new option, the Files app.

Gmail for iOS will allow to add attachments via the Files App
Gmail for iOS will allow adding attachments via the Files App

So far, if you needed to attach a PDF file that you have scanned through the Files app or anything saved inside the app, you were not allowed to add it as an attachment in Gmail. Some users found a complex way of mitigating the issue and that is by saving the email as a draft and then sending the file via AirDrop to their MacBook and then attaching it into the email on the web but this involved much time and energy.

With the latest changes, you can skip this long procedure and easily add attachments via the Files application. Google confirmed that they will be rolling out new Gmail app updates in both iOS and iPadOS platforms but it might take some time before the feature is available for everyone.

We must say that we have seen that in the recent past Google has ended up taking more time than expected to roll out a feature that it has already announced or confirmed so one should not hold their breath for this feature to be available.

This official feed from the G Suite team provides necessary information about the new features and improvements of G Suite customers. You can check these out by clicking here.

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