Gmail Updates

Google’s experimental Gmail Labs has many free features users can add to the e-mail service. But that doesn’t mean all of them are cutting-edge.

A Google software engineer wrote in a blog post announcing latest Labs feature: the ability to insert images directly in the body of an e-mail.

Most e-mail services have offered this capability for years, but Google Gmail users had to settle for sending images as attachments.

Now, however, once Labs users have activated the “Inserting images” feature, they can insert images in two ways, either uploading image files from their computers or pasting in an image URL.

Users can activate Labs features by enabling them within Gmail’s Settings.