How to send large attachments in Drive

How to send large attachments in Drive

Have you ever tried sending an email with a large attachment to someone, only to have it go undelivered? This is due to Gmail file attachment limit of 25MB. Gmail does however give you an option to upload attachments to your google drive account and insert a link to the file, from your google drive. Read on to learn how!

Note: if your recipients don’t have permissions to the file, Gmail will let you grant them access before you send.

Insert drive files in your Gmail messages

  • On your computer, open Gmail
  • At the top left, click Compose
  • Click Google Drive
  • Select the files you want to attach

At the bottom of the page, decide how you want to send the file:

Drive link: This works for any files stored in Drive, including files created using Google Docs, Sheets, Slides or Forms.

Attachment: This only works for files that weren’t created using Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms.

Click Insert.

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