Gmail lets you insert Auto Backup photos from smartphone into webmail

15 Apr 2014

Google has introduced a new feature that lets users insert Auto Backup photos from their smartphone into Gmail messages on the web using a new ‘Insert Photo’ button.

By clicking on the ‘Insert Photo’ icon in Gmail, users will be able to instantly access photos that are backed up from their mobile devices.

If users upload and organise their photos into albums on Google Photos, they can also share entire albums.

Plus, users can now resize images while composing messages by dragging on any corner to make the snapshot picture perfect.

The new feature will begin rolling out today on Gmail on the web, Google said in its Gmail blog.

Users can turn on Auto Backup by going into their Android device, opening the Photos app, going into settings and toggling Auto Back-up to On.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years