You Can Now Stream Video Attachements Directly From Your Gmail

Not long ago, Google increased the incoming attachment
limits on Gmail to 50MB and now, a new feature has been introduced again. The
ability to stream video attachment before downloading them. This will let you
decide which video to download and which not to download.

Before now, “Previously, in order to view a video
attachment in Gmail, you would have to download it to your computer and open it
with a media player. Starting today, when opening an email with video
attachments, you will see a thumbnail of the video and have the ability to
stream it, right from inside Gmail,”
The Gmail video attachment will show up as a small thumbnail
with an image from one of the frames of the video file. Double clicking on it
will open up a YouTube-style player that’ll stream the video at optimal
quality, and even allow you to adjust speeds, playback, and alter sound levels.
For now, the video attachment is still limited to 50MB  so don’t expect high quality videos…and
this feature is only available to desktop users beginning from today. We expect to see its
availability for mobile users soonest.
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9 thoughts on “You Can Now Stream Video Attachements Directly From Your Gmail”

  1. Wow, nice development. For Google to be doing all this its clear to see that internet world potential is yet to be fully tapped. We should expect more

  2. Hmmm. Interesting. Instead of downloading a video and latter found out that its not worth it, by then you would have burned your mb. I think this development is of advantage.

  3. Unfortunately the cheapest source of data I would use to stream the video has been discontinued. Airtel has discontinued it's N100 weekend plan *sobs*


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