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Gmail: Beginner tips

Send & save large attachments in Drive



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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