Send attachments with your Gmail message

Add attachments, like files or photos, to your emails. To send large files over the size limit, like videos, use Google Drive.

Attach a file

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app Gmail.
  2. Tap Compose Compose.
  3. Tap Attach Attach.
  4. Tap Attach file or Insert from Drive.
  5. 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 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.

Troubleshoot problems

Attachments won't upload (Desktop)

  1. Make sure you're using a supported browser.
  2. Try adding the attachment in another browser.
  3. If you've set up a web browser proxy, try disabling it.

Attachments might be unavailable

Your network administrator or Internet provider probably blocked "mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com," the domain Google uses to host attachments.

For more help, contact your internet service provider.

Blocked for security reasons

To prevent viruses, Gmail doesn't let you attach executable files, like files ending in .exe.

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