How to send attachments via Gmail – Maximum Size

Gmail is the free messaging service that Google offers to its customers. This platform allows users to send and receive information, news and files. In this article we will explain the steps you must follow to send attachments and you will also learn the important details for an optimal procedure when sending attachments in Gmail.

What is the maximum size of files that can be shared via Gmail?

Currently, the platform has established a file sharing limit of 25 MB from a Gmail account. However, Google offers its users the possibility to attach larger files through the Google Drive application.

Google Drive works as a cloud storage where people can keep and share, through links, documents and multimedia files.

How to attach a file to be sent by Gmail email?

To attach a file in the email you want to send you must select the tool that has a paperclip icon. Here are the steps to follow to upload a file from the Gmail application and how to do it from its web page.

From the mobile application

The first thing you need to do to attach a file to an email from the mobile application is to download and install it on your device. This app is available on the ‘App Store’ and ‘Google Play’.

Once you get the app, log in with your email address affiliated to the platform and then click on the ‘Compose’ button. Pressing ‘Compose’ will open a window where you can write an email and attach files by pressing the paperclip icon. This procedure varies depending on the operating system of the device.

Android operating system

If you are performing the procedure from a device with an Android operating system and you are in the ‘Compose’ window, you will be able to press the paperclip icon. Subsequently, two options will appear: ‘Attach file’ and ‘Insert from Drive’.

The ‘Attach file’ option will show you the files stored on your device and you will be able to select the ones you want to send. On the other hand, with the ‘Insert from Drive’ tool you will have access to the application menu where you will find all your documents that you uploaded to the nine and then select some of them and send them.

iOS operating system

To attach and send files from an iOS device you will have to open the ‘Compose’ section and select the ‘Clip’ icon, which is located at the top right of the screen. Once you press ‘Clip’ you will be presented with photos or images to send, attachments that are saved on your device and those you have uploaded to Drive.

When you choose the file or files you want to attach to the email you are going to send, you must click on it and wait for it to be uploaded in the Gmail app. Finally, you can press the arrow icon pointing to the right to send the email.

With the web version

Gmail also allows its users to attach files from your computer from its web version. You can quickly access the Gmail web page from Google by selecting the ‘Gmail’ option at the top right of the screen.

Another way to access the messaging platform’s website is by placing the browser of your choice on the official Gmail page.

The procedure to attach files from the web version is similar to the one from the mobile application. The first thing you must do is go to the ‘Compose’ section and click on the ‘Attach files’ option, whose icon is a paperclip, located at the bottom.

Then, you will be able to view and choose the file you want to attach to share by clicking on ‘Open’. On the other hand, you can also attach the file by dragging the document to the editing window. In addition to attaching a file, in Gmail you can compose a letter or share information and then send it to the email of your choice.

How to delete an attachment in Gmail?

Just as you can attach a file, you can also delete it by pressing the ‘X’ next to the name of the document or file. 

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