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You Can Now Stream Videos Directly From Your Gmail Before Downloading

At this point, I am having a feeling that with the recent and incessant release of features for Gmail by Google, Big Daddy is really up to something with the service. Maybe they’re are targeting more users, maybe targeting some other things I wouldn’t know of.

Starting from increasing the size of an attachment that one can download from a precious side to 50 MB, then the mobile money transefer was made available for the app version ( it has been on web before now), and now, another interesting feature has come to Gmail.

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The ability to stream video attachment before downloading them. This will let you decide which video to download and which not to download. It will give you the grace of downloading just what exactly you want to download and not just download an attachment video that you are unaware of.

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,”

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So, assuming someone sent you a video attachment claiming it to be something, and you’re not too sure about that, you can now stream the video to ascertain its content before you download it to your phone. Cool right? I think so too.



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.


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I must say that I’m presently confused on which company is better creative, is it Google? Is it Facebook? I can’t make a pick at this point as both are streamlined to creativity at their peak.

Please note that the video attachment has been limited to just 50MB. This might not pave way for high quality videos too, but let’s hope it gets increased with time.

About Daniel Moses'
Writer and Social entrepreneur.



    This is great , infact google is just developing everyday

    Abiodun Ogunnika

    Good one

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