Google has introduced a new feature to Gmail that allows users to forward an email as an attachment. Users can attach as many emails as they like without downloading them first.
But if the attached file size grows over 25 MB, then the files will be attached using Google Drive. This feature will be available to all G Suite editions and will be on by default.
To attach email, select all the emails you want to attach and then drag and drop them in an open draft. Alternatively, you can select the emails you want to send as an attachment, click on the overflow (three-dot) menu, and then click Forward as an attachment. The attached email becomes a .eml file, and when you click on that file, it will open in a new window.
Why would you want this feature? Well, Google has an answer for that.
We’ve heard from you that there are situations where attaching emails makes more sense than forwarding separate emails, like wanting to forward multiple messages related to a single topic. With this new functionality, you can do exactly that. Sending emails as attachments allows you to write a summary email message to your recipients, and attach the set of supporting emails that recipients can directly open in their mail client.
Users on the Rapid release track may see this feature starting on December 9th, 2019 and users on the schedule release track, will get this feature starting on January 6th, 2020. This feature is gradually rolling out and it may take up to 15 days for its visibility.