Keywords:10 GB attachment in Gmail, Google Drive
Isn’t it annoying when you want to share some files with your friends and get an error like attachment size is too Large? Till now you can only attach a file of size max.25 MB. You have to use other file sharing methods to go beyond this limit. Good news — Google just integrated Google Drive with Gmail to allow you attach files till 10 GB. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
For the users who are not aware of Google Drive(belive me many users are not aware of it.)- Google Drive is a cloud-based service wrapped around the company’s Google Docs office suite. The file storage and synchronization service provides users with 5GB of free storage capacity, or $2.49 per additional 25GB of cloud storage.
The Web giant Google announced on Tuesday that it is integrating its cloud storage service Google Drive into Gmail, a move that will let users insert and send files up to 10GB. To put it in perspective, that’s 400 times larger than what you can send as a traditional attachment, Google said.
Now, users will be able to insert files directly from Drive into an email without ever having to leave Gmail. The feature is only available with Gmail’s new compose format, which Google launched last month.
Follow these steps to enable this service and use to share larger files:
1.Open your Gmail account and click on compose, you’ll be getting a message to try new look of Gmail compose. Click Try now. After apply you will see new compose window looking like below screen-shot:
2.In below screen shot you can see Google Drive Icon(in Red), Click on it. You will get following window now:
3. Upload your files.
4. When attaching a file from Drive, Gmail will automatically check whether all recipients can access the file. When attempting to send a file that isn’t shared with all recipients, you’ll be prompted to change the sharing settings. Here are few screen-shots, choose your sharing option whatever suits you.
5. Share and Send and you are done.
6. Now the recipient will get a link, once he click on the link he can see, edit or download the file based on your sharing settings.
In above screen-shot, you can see that file has downloaded.
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