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Send attachments with your Gmail message

You can add attachments, like files, videos, and photos in your emails. If you want to send large files that are over the attachment size, like videos, you can use Google Drive.

Attach a file

  1. Open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. Tap Compose Compose and then Attach Attach.
  3. Select the file you want to upload.

If you select an image, Gmail will insert it into your message text. To attach the image, tap it and then Send as attachment.

Remove an attachment

Tap the file and then Remove.

Attachment size limit

You can send up to 25 MB in attachments. If you have more than one attachment, they can't add up to more than 25 MB.

For larger attachments, you can insert using Google Drive.

Troubleshoot problems

"Attachments might be unavailable"

If you see "Attachments might be unavailable," your network administrator or Internet provider might block "mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com," the domain Google uses to host attachments. Contact your Internet service provider to troubleshoot.

"Blocked for security reasons"

To prevent viruses, Gmail doesn't let you attach executable files, like files ending in .exe. If you try to attach an executable file, you'll see the message "Blocked for security reasons."

Michelle is a Gmail expert and the author of this help page. Leave her feedback about this help page.

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