Google on Tuesday introduced a new feature for the desktop web-based Gmail experience that allows for better sharing of photos. Log into the browser version of Gmail and you might encounter a new “Insert Photo” button at the bottom of your composition window. This feature lets users send photos that have been taken from Android devices and automatically backed up to the Google+ cloud. Listed in reverse chronology, these pictures can be resized and/or cropped before sending; sharing images or albums is possible.
Make sure you’re backing up your photos to Google+ if you’d like to take advantage of the new feature. Heck, make sure you’re doing it just to have a copy of the photo somewhere else.