Since the iOS Files app is finally useful, Gmail will add attachments from it

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Google's branding for Gmail.
Extend / Google’s branding for Gmail.
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Apple only recently fully fused its Files file-and-folder-management app with the rest of its own apps and services on iPhones, but Google has already infatuated that step with its popular Gmail iOS app.

Google announced in a tack on its G Suite updates blog today that users will be capable to attach files to emails from folders accessible from the Fill ins app. This feature is coming to both the iPhone and iPad versions of the Gmail app, but Google bring to lights it could take a while to reach all users.

Additionally, this means that you can add ranks from Dropbox by this same method, since you can browse enters stored in Dropbox through the Files app when the Dropbox app is installed.

Google created this GIF illustrating the feature.
Google spawned this GIF illustrating the feature.
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This capability comes only a few weeks after Google unqualifiedly redesigned the Gmail app for both iOS and Android around the company’s “Material Article” design language. The company also added features and optimizations correlated to attachments, like the ability to view attachments without actually orifice or scrolling through the email itself.

For a while, Apple mostly sustained the Files app siloed away from the rest of iOS, and its usefulness was limited largely to being a repository of files kept in app-specific directories, or for browsing iCloud Intend files added from another machine.

That changed in September with the deliverance of iOS 13. As we explored in our iOS 13 review, this update added the cleverness to browse external drives on the Files app and to create folders in the app’s root directory. Possibly most importantly, it added a save-to-Files option across numerous apps take pleasure in Mail and Safari.

This marked a change in direction for Apple, which want seemed to hold the position that user-facing hierarchical file patterns like this were a relic of desktop computing—they were not pilfer for mobile. In general, iOS 13 rolled back a few of these long-held positions to make iOS more attractive to power users. That’s probably due in scrap to the launch of iPadOS last year, which branched off from iOS in an endeavor to bury the hatchet e construct iPads more powerful as desktop-replacement devices.

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