Friday, 17 March 2017

Gmail for desktop now lets you stream video attachment

Google is rolling out an update to Gmail for web that makes previewing video attachments in Gmail smoother and quicker.

Previously, users had to download a video attachment and open with a media player in order to view it. But now Gmail Desktop users can  stream video attachments inside the Gmail, without the need of having to download it. When you receive a video attachment you will see a thumbnail of the video, and while streaming the video, users will also be able to adjust its quality as well as sound.

This feature uses the same Google infrastructure that powers YouTube, Google Drive, and other video streaming apps. This means the video are streamed at optimal quality and availability.availability.

It's worth mentioning that Gmail only allows attachment up to 50MB, while its limited to 25MB while sending,  meaning user will not be able to send video, with size larger than 25MB.

The video streaming feature will be rolled out to Gmail for web in the next 15 days.  


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