How to Send Large Files Through Gmail Using Google Drive

Want to Send Large Files Through Gmail. Do you need to attach a big file and share it with others? This article will provide you all details.




Here, you need to take help from Google Drive to send large files through Gmail. This tutorial will give you a detailed procedure for sending large files up to 10 GB.

When & Why you need to transfer large files?

Gmail server has been configured to attach and send file size up to 25 MB in a single email. You can come across scenarios where the large data files to be attached and shared in the email. Most of the mail servers are limited to accept file size to some extent depends on their configurations even though there is no limit as per the email standards. This article is especially helpful to attach photos and documents with large content/data and share with others.

You can use Google Drive to send large files. Because Google gives 10 GB of free storage. So you can send up to 10 GB files as a single attachment to your mail. If you are new to Google Drive, you must read the below articles.

How to Send large files through Gmail?

Video Tutorial:

We provided this article in the form of video tutorial for our reader’s convenience. If you are interested to read, then skip the video and start reading.




1). Open Gmail and login with your credentials.
2). Click on Compose button and the new window will be opened to send new message.

Compose Button

 3). You can notice the Google Drive option just beside the Attach files.

Send Large Files Through Gmail


4). When you place the mouse pointer on that, then you can see the ‘Insert files using Drive’ option.
5). Click on the drive link and then the new window ‘Insert files using Google Drive’ will open.

Google Drive Window


6). You can see the options of My Drive, Shared with me, Recent, and Upload.
7). Files stored in the drive will be visible and can be attached with My Drive option.
8). Files shared to you will be visible and can be attached with the Shared with my option.
9). Files seen recently will be visible and can be attached with the Recent option.
10). Using the Upload option, the files from the computer can be dragged and attached.
11). Select the particular files that have to be attached.
12). At the bottom of the Google Drive window page, you will see two options. You need to select anyone.




  • Drive link: Choose this option for the files created using Google Slides, Forms, Sheets, Docs, etc.
  • Attachment: Choose this option for the files that were not created using Google Slides, Forms, Sheets, Docs, etc.
Insert Button

13). Then click on the Insert button and selected files will be attached to the message.

So with the above steps you can attach the files up to 10 GB easily.

I hope this tutorial, How to Send Large Files Through Gmail Using Google Drive helps you to send large files up to GB using Google Drive via Gmail. If you like this article, please share it and follow WhatVwant on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for more Technical tips.

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