Google has announced that its iOS Gmail app has (finally) added the ability to include attachments from the iOS Files app.
Introduced in iOS 11, the Files app acts as a sort of file system for iOS. The app makes it possible to access files in iCloud, the local device, as well as any apps or services that store files, such as Dropbox, Box or PDF Expert.
Unfortunately, until now, one of the most popular email clients on iOS has not supported adding attachments via Files. With today’s announcement, Google has finally addressed the omission and added the ability.
According to the blog post, “in the Gmail iOS app, when composing or replying to an email, click the attachment icon and scroll to the ‘Attachments’ section. Then select the folder icon to select an attachment from the Files app.”
This is a welcome addition to an email client countless people rely on.