This interesting update is coming after Gmail app started supporting file attachments up to 50mb last month: Recently Google introduced a new feature which allows Gmail users stream video attachments sent to them without actually downloading it. This interesting update is coming after Gmail app started supporting file attachments up to 50mb last month.
This feature will be rolling out the publicity in 15 days to all the Gmail users. Video streaming capability for attachments will undoubtedly make the web-based client from google even more useful to users. In a bombshell, you will no longer need to download a video attachment in order to watch it which is awesome to me.
HOW DOES IT WORKS
Once it’s available, video attachments will display a thumbnail from the clip. When you double-click on that, the content will just start streaming inside a video player that’s very similar to the one YouTube uses. This lets you adjust the playback speed and videos are delivered by default at optimal quality. It’s akin to what happens in Google Drive when you double-click on a video file. In fact, powering the new feature is the same infrastructure that’s behind YouTube and Drive’s streaming functionality.