Gmail’s new feature lets you email your own emails

It will be attached as an .eml file.

Google is adding a quirky functionality to its e-mail service Gmail. It will now let you attach emails to other emails and there’s no need to download them first. Or as Google puts it, “You can now attach emails to other emails in Gmail.” This will work as a drag and drop feature.

Gmail's new feature lets you email your own emails

This new functionality will save a lot of hassle for people who live and breathe on their emails as this will now let users attach emails in an email than forwarding separate emails. Simply drag and drop emails into the Compose option. Moreover, if you attach an email, the totality of its conversation view, along with stacking, will be maintained. This makes it easy to follow the other person if you simply forward every one of its parts, one by one.

According to Google, “We’ve heard from you that there are situations where attaching emails makes more sense than forwarding separate emails, like wanting to forward multiple messages related to a single topic. With this new functionality, you can do exactly that. Sending emails as attachments allow you to write a summary email message to your recipients, and attach the set of supporting emails that recipients can directly open in their mail client.”

Gmail's new feature lets you email your own emails

Google will simplify the whole process by automating the upload/download steps with the help of a built-in Gmail UI that will support volume transfers. The feature will be rolled out immediately and by January 21, everyone should be able to use it. If you see the “Forward as attachment” option in your overflow menu, you’ve got the feature.


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