You can now attach files to your emails via Google Drive. The beauty of Google Drive is that it allows for easy collaboration. There is no longer a need to worry about edits getting lost due to multiple editors working on a passed around file. With Google Drive multiple editors can work on the same exact document at the same exact time and all edits are tracked. You can even see your colleague typing as you do!
Another benefit of Google Drive attachments is that your attachment size
limit goes from 25MB (traditional attachment) to 10GB (Google Drive
Google Drive also gives access control. Only users that you grant
access to can see the file. So your email can be forwarded, but unless
you grant access or your collaborator does, the file can not be
As part of the Google Drive attachment function, before sending the
email, the attachments will be scanned to see if the people to which you
are sending the file have access or not. You will then get a warning
if they do not have access and you will be asked if you wish to grant
access or not. For more information on how to send an attachment via
Google Drive please click here.