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.