Google makes it easier for Apple owners of mobile devices to attach files to emails using their iPhone or iPad. In an announcement earlier this week, Google announced that Gmail had added support for Apple's Files app on iOS. This means that you can attach files from this app directly using the Gmail app. The change is now being rolled out to all Gmail users on iOS.
Apple mobile device owners have a number of file apps to choose from, including Readdle's excellent documents. However, some people prefer to stick with Apple's own file app, perhaps to organize everything properly. Previously, this was a problem for Gmail users who regularly attach and set files on their iPhones.
In a blog post on Wednesday, Google announced that support for Apple's file app for all Gmail users on iOS was introduced on February 1
Once it reaches your device, you can tap the attachment icon in the Gmail creation window on iOS and then select the document or image you want to attach to the file app. The content will be attached to the email as expected. Google states that this functionality will be available on the iPad, not just the iPhone.
It is unclear whether the new feature will be available in the form of an app update that needs to be downloaded or whether the feature will be added by the server. This means that it is only displayed to users who do not need to be updated.