How to send large video files through Gmail

How to send large video files through Gmail

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The infrastructure of most emailing tools is not designed to cope with large files.

That’s why when you try to send a video, image or document that’s above the limit of 25MB for Gmail, a warning reading, “The file that you are trying to send exceeds the 25MB attachment limit”, pops up.

But the inescapable reality is that most files, especially videos, are larger than this and at some time you will need to share them with friends or someone at work.

If you have Gmail as your emailing account, you can use it to send large video files or any other item bigger than 25MBs with ease.

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Send large video files through Gmail using Google Drive

By linking your Gmail to your Google Drive account, you can send large video files to anyone you want, without having to worry about size limits and it’s for free.

You can upload video files of any size to Drive and then share them through Gmail.

You can also embed YouTube videos into your messages.

To send large video files through Gmail, you’ll need to access the Google Drive website on your computer or the Google Drive mobile app on your Android or iOS device.

After accessing Google Drive, you’ll copy the files you want to send into your Google Drive.

You can do this by dragging the files from the File Explorer window into a folder on Google Drive.

After uploading the files you want to send in Google Drive, go to your Gmail and click the Compose button to create a new message.

Next, click the Insert files using Drive option at the bottom of the New Message form. (It looks like a triangle.)

When you click on it, it will lead you to Google Drive so you can access the folders.

To attach the entire folder to your email, click the Insert button in the lower left corner.

To attach a single file within the folder to your email, double-click the folder to open it. Click the file you wish to attach to your email and click the Insert button.

The folder or file will now appear within your email message so that you can send it.

When you send large video files through Gmail using this method, the recipient(s) will not need a Drive account to download the video file. They can log into Google Drive with the same Google account they use for Gmail.

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