Aha another Gmail Labs feature coming to the fore, how can we stop talking about these new features? No matter how stupid they are? This one, the add image thingy has been around for a long time now, albeit through a different method, and is a liftoff from Microsoft Outlook, which Gmail is soon trying to become on the web, too bad Outlook’s counterpart Windows Live Hotmail is nowhere near.
Anyways now you can add images to your Gmail messages (yawn), like we could never could do that earlier, frankly speaking the earlier Gmail Labs features were really good pieces of engineering, but of late the new Labs features have been nothing but disappointing, this is nothing to rant home about, but we still do because we love Gmail and it is still the best free email service you will come across.
We love Freeware software all the way, but come on do something better, how about a Gmail Labs feature that bought you candy, what say?
Getting serious, one notable thing about this new feature is the ability to add images through a URL, rather than having to upload it from your computer, that is super cool. Also Gmail will add the images inline and not as attachments, so users who have images blocked by default won’t be able to see it, that would mean 90% of your geek friends would treat your images as spam.
However this new feature has a bug, where you fill see a failed message, without the need to do anything spectacular.
- Click on the insert picture icon.
- Close the file open menu without selecting any images.
- Wait for a
minute few seconds and you will see the above error, failed, what failed, oh did I fail to upload a image?
Alas we could have some perfection now, and we must admit that the add image by URL is definitely good, and overall this feature is perfect for sharing lots of photos. Did you think we would hate Gmail?
Oh yeah, you need to enable this thing to work, go to Settings > Labs and enable Inserting Images option, once you have done that, to add images you will have to click on the picture icon in the rich text bar to add images, while composing your emails.