Is it possible to do this?

I tried using the attach image option and thought I would be able to drag the image into place but this didn't work.

  • Inbox or Gmail app? – acejavelin Apr 2 '16 at 14:40
  • @acejavelin OP mentioned app name in Question title: It's Gmail App – AADAndroidEnthusiasts Apr 2 '16 at 17:07
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    Gmail app does not have this capability built in, you must use Inbox or a third party mail application – acejavelin Apr 2 '16 at 17:09

Open Google docs, open a new word document, then select insert image, insert the image of your choice, once done it is now in clipboard form copy that minimise ,come back to your Gmail touch and paste !! Thank me later!! :)

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    This should be the accepted answer – Eric Nov 15 '18 at 14:03
  • Wow, what a gross hack. Works though! – c24w Jan 13 '19 at 10:07
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    Indeed. It stills works as of Feb'19 with Android 9 and Gmail 9.2.x – José Tomás Tocino Feb 26 '19 at 9:45
  • It looks like this adds a full-size copy of the image which is unfortunate. – wp78de Apr 5 '19 at 0:12
  • Also, it seems it's limited to one image only. Cannot paste any other pic past the first one. Nice hack though – Ozh Sep 25 '19 at 17:14

Attaching inline images is not supported by Gmail, but you can attach images inline in the Inbox by Gmail app for Android.

  1. In the compose window, touch Attach enter image description here.
  2. Choose from your most recent photos, take a photo, or touch Open file browser to view all your photos.
  3. Your photo will be added inline.
  4. To send as an attachment, touch the photo and choose Send as attachment.
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    OP mentioned app as Gmail and not Inbox. – AADAndroidEnthusiasts Apr 2 '16 at 17:07
  • Attaching inline images is not supported by Gmail, so Inbox by Gmail is plan B, and you can easily switch back to Gmail from Inbox by Gmail without losing any data if you don't like it. Inbox still does not have all of the same features that Gmail does. – karel Apr 2 '16 at 17:11
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    Hmm, I guess you may want to edit your post then that Gmail does not support this feature, and as an alternative one can use Inbox as you already said in your Answer. This is not the first time that Inbox had an additional feature than Gmail. You may check my Q, about Label creation here:android.stackexchange.com/questions/96253/… – AADAndroidEnthusiasts Apr 2 '16 at 17:15

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