Microsoft has made sharing even easier for people who use its Outlook.com service by adding support for Google Drive. The Outlook for iOS and Android apps already provide Google Drive access to users but Microsoft hadn’t opened up Outlook on the web to this and now it’s finally doing that. This enables Outlook users to attach Google Drive files to emails and even receive or edit files within Outlook.
Users will also be able to properly edit a Google Drive file simultaneously with an email on Outlook.com. It does make life easier for people who use both services.
Now, whether Outlook users are accessing this service via mobile apps or the web, their Google Drive files will only be a couple of taps or clicks away. Google Doc, Slide or Sheet files received in Outlook can now be opened within Outlook so that the work flow isn’t disrupted.
Configuring Google Drive in Outlook.com is simple. Start writing a new message and click on the attachment icon. Select Google Drive and punch in the account credentials. Once it has been configured, Google Drive will appear as a source when attaching files.
Similar access has been provided to Facebook as well. Outlook users can easily share their Facebook photos via Outlook by configuring their account in the same way they configure Google Drive in Outlook. This makes it very easy to send photos uploaded to Facebook as an attachment via Outlook.com.