Gmail attachment limit

So, you want khổng lồ attach a presentation, video clip tutorial to an email; maybe you’re sending all your holiday snaps to lớn your lovely grandma. The problem is, like most other email providers, Gmail restricts you when sending và receiving large files. Tell grandma not khổng lồ worry; tell her have sầu got her covered.

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On one hand, it’s pretty annoying that even in the ’Age of the Internet’, you face email tệp tin kích thước limits that are capped at a measly 25MB.

On the other h&, Gmail, the most prominent email client with an extensive sầu user base, has put these restrictions in place for you; preventing you from receiving “heavy” files that might overload your inbox. If there was no maximum email size-limit, servers would risk being bombarded, & everything would grind to lớn a very slow, very frustrating halt.

As a final kiông xã whilst we’re down, the stated 25MB isn’t what it seems. The files you attach lớn your email double in size as they are encoded inlớn the necessary format for email sharing. Ouch.

But don’t worry, can soothe your e-pain once again. We’ve put together some of the best ways khổng lồ get around that dastardly attachment limit.

Google Cloud

Gmail is integrated with Google Cloud Storage, so the easiest way khổng lồ bypass the limit is lớn sover files via Google Drive sầu. This cloud storage service enables you lớn attach files of up lớn 15GB. When Gmail detects that your mail is larger than 25MB, it automatically uploads your attachments lớn Drive sầu & adds a tải về links to lớn your message.

It seems like a fantastic, automatic feature... until you start dealing with multiple large files. To get several heavy attachments, you’ll need lớn use Google Drive sầu manually.


Once you’re in Google Drive sầu, cliông xã the My Drive inhỏ và a thực đơn will drop down. Here, you can directly upload files individually, or create a separate thư mục for them.


After uploading the relevant files khổng lồ Drive sầu, open your Gmail inbox và compose your tin nhắn. Locate the Drive inhỏ at the bottom of the window and find the files you’d lượt thích khổng lồ attach.


You should see all the files and folders that are stored in your Google Drive. Select the ones that you want khổng lồ sover và cliông chồng “Insert as Drive Link” in the corner of the screen.


When recipients receive the tin nhắn, they can clichồng on the link and download the tệp tin or simply view it in their web browser.

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Google Drive sầu has three benefits over other methods of sending large files:

Less likely lớn be sent khổng lồ spam;They are much safer than sending raw files;You can track whether someone clicks your links.

Compress file by creating an archive

Alternatively, you can compress large files inkhổng lồ a zip folder. It’s easier to lớn transfer khổng lồ other computers with zip folders because they take less space. This’s a good option if you have multiple heavy files that need lớn be uploaded, because it actually reduces the form size of the files when it zips them up.


If you’re using Windows, simply right-clichồng the tệp tin, select ‘Sover to’ , and then choose the ‘Compressed (zipped) folder’.


For some reason, zip files seem a bit dodgy khổng lồ the untrained eye. But they’re fine, they can be opened on Windows, Mac, Linux và ChromeOS without any additional software. If you want lớn send a 50MB tệp tin — or even a bunch of large files — use a file compression program lượt thích 7-Zip or Pea Zip to lớn create an archive, và split it inkhổng lồ five sầu 10MB pieces.

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Use a large tệp tin sharing service

As files have sầu gotten larger, plenty of options for large file-sending services have popped up across the internet. These services let you upload a file, và then simply send a links for your recipient khổng lồ retrieve it.

WeTransfer is one of the most popular không tính phí platforms for transferring large digital files. They can transmit any type of file; presentations, photos, videos, music, documents and whatever else, as long as it"s within the không lấy phí 2GB limit. There’s no registration required and files are available for two weeks.

Even though they’re không tính phí, these services come at a cost. They’re plastered with ads, the maximum file kích thước available khổng lồ free users is limited, và the constant ‘nudge’ towards subscription is exasperating, at best.

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Finally, you should always be wary of using a third-tiệc nhỏ online service like this. Although they are professional, you never know who you’re trusting with your files.

You’ll probably find that a cloud storage service is the easiest solution. But still, all three of these methods work well when you’re trying lớn sover heavier files; it’s nice to have options. Set yourself miễn phí from the shackles of Gmail’s 25MB limitation.

Or... You can just let vì chưng the job for you. Your Gmail can bởi vì so much more than you think! It just needs a little push.

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