With the Outlook team announcing three new enhancements making it easier to the way sharing files stored in the cloud.
Outlook already has the ability to share and edit files stored in the cloud right from your inbox. Even, Outlook mobile apps on iOS and Android support Box, Dropbox and Google Drive for some time. And early this year, Outlook.com begin to support Box and Dropbox as well.
Now on Thursday, the team extended the cloud storage capabilities for Outlook.com by adding support for Google Drive. Whether you are using Outlook on the web or on mobile apps, “your Google Drive files are just a click away,” Office team writes.
To use the feature, you must add Google Drive to Outlook.com—first, start a new message, then tap the attachment icon, next, select Google Drive and enter your account credentials. Google Drive will now appear as a source when attaching files.
You can browse and select your files from either a list view or as thumbnails.
Additionally, you can now open Google Doc, Slide or Sheet files within Outlook next to a message window. And, if you’ve editing permissions, you can edit Google files using full Google functionality.
Previously you could only edit Google file types with a shared link.
In addition, the ability to share Facebook photos from Outlook is added as well. To use this functionality, connect your facebook in to Outlook.com with a click or tapping attachment icon from within a new message and enter your credentials. You’ll then be able to browse and attach your photos.
Your photos will be organized just like they are in Facebook: “Photos of me” are the ones that you’ve been tagged in and “My photos” are the ones you’ve uploaded.
Lastly, even finding files and photos buried in long email conversations and attachement in the long email threads is just a click away. Now, in each conversation thread, there will be an attachment icon. Clicking it will list out in a drop-down every attachment ever included at in the conversation.
Further the team notes, these features are only available to Outlook.com accounts who have migrated to new Outlook.com experience.