Google has released an update to Gmail for iOS this afternoon that brings “Insert from Drive” and “Save to Drive” functionality to the iPhone and iPad. The update brings the app up to par with the Gmail app for Android and web, allowing users to insert files stored in their Google Drive accounts directly from their iPhone or iPad. The updated app also includes the ability to save attachments in emails to the drive app directly from within the iOS app:
Just like with Gmail on the web, you can now insert files from Google Drive directly into an email on your phone or tablet. 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. And to help you store all your files in a single place, if someone sends you an email attachment, you can save it directly to Drive with one tap.
Google notes that the apps will also warn users if a drive attachment hasn’t yet been shared with the recipient so you can change the settings before sending the email. Other improvements include an option to set your profile picture from within the app’s settings and for multiple account users the ability to “choose which signed-in accounts you want visible in the app.”
The latest version is rolling out on the App Store now.
What’s New in Version 3.14159
• Save attachments directly to Google Drive so you can access them anywhere while saving space and bandwidth on your device
• Insert Google Drive files directly into messages
• New account management options to choose which accounts you want to have visible in Gmail without removing accounts from your device.
• Change your profile picture (in Settings)