Google Labs Brings Photo and Video Previews to Gmail

by admin March 20, 2009 at 6:56 pm

Google Labs added four new offerings to their already rich set of optional features you can enable in Google Mail. The new features arrive in the form of previews for different site content, specifically YouTube, Flickr, Picasa and Yelp. The new Labs features all work the way you would expect them to, activating when a link to one of these services is detected and appending the message with a small gallery.

Of course, each of these services offers a way of sending a content-enhanced email to your friends without much more than basic HTML support on the other end. But often, it’s easier for people in a hurry to just drop a URL into an email and fire it off. That’s where these features help – they often save you the step of having to navigate over to the linked item.

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