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
- On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app .
- Tap Compose .
- Tap Attach .
- Tap Attach file or Insert from Drive.
- Choose the file you want to attach.
Note: For some file types, like ZIP files, you’ll need to download a file manager from Google Play before you can attach them.
Remove an attachment
After you add an attachment, you can remove it. To the right of the attachment name, tap Close .
Attachment size limit
- Gmail account: 20 MB
- Non-Gmail account: Up to 25 MB, depending on your email provider
For larger attachments, you can insert using Google Drive.
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.
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