Send & save large attachments in Drive

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When you're sending a file, you can add attachments in Gmail up to 25 MB—but what if you have larger files such as videos? Save these large files in Google Drive, then insert a link to the Drive or shared drive file in your email.

Note: If your recipients don’t have viewing permissions for the file, you can grant them access in Gmail before sending.

When you receive a file in Gmail, you can save a copy to Google Drive. 

Insert Drive files in your Gmail messages" "

  1. In Gmail, click Compose.
  2. In the Compose toolbar, click Drive "" and choose your file.
  3. Click Insert.
  4. When your message is ready, click Send.

Save a copy of Gmail attachments to Drive" "

  1. In Gmail, open the message with the attachment you’d like to save.
  2. Hover over the attachment and click Save to Drive "".
  3. Choose your folder or create a new one, and click Move here.
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