Google makes it easier to email photos snapped with your phone

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As Android users are only too aware, Google’s been pushing Google+ pretty hard. If you’ve decided to go ahead and embrace the service and all it offers, that means you’ve probably got Auto Backup enabled, loading all the pics you shoot with your Android phone’s camera to the cloud. Already, that’s meant opening yourself up to a bunch of cool features, like Auto Awesome and Auto Enhance, but today we learn of one more, with the debut of a new ability for Gmail.

This is the web version of Gmail we’re talking about here, and not the Android app, but seeing as how you use your phone to load images onto Google+ in the first place, it very much feels like it’s still up our alley. Google’s adding a new feature to the “insert photo” button on the Gmail compose screen that will let you pull images directly from your Google+ library. You can share individual shots or even entire albums, and the visual controls make it easy to resize pics to their optimal sizes.

Is this going to change the way you share photos overnight? Almost certainly not; you could already share those Google+ pics without too much effort, but this is still a nice bonus – taking advantage of Google’s multiple products to make a good thing even better. Look for the new Google+ enabled “insert photo” icon to be popping up in your Gmail account soon.

Source: Google

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!