How to Send a File Attachment with Gmail?

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How to Send a File Attachment with Gmail?

How to Send a File Attachment with Gmail?

How to Send a File Attachment with Gmail?

It’s fun to work efficiently- to attach that file from your computer and send it comfortably in Gmail. Sending multiple files is just as easy, and it works with documents you cannot easily re-create in an email (videos, images, spreadsheets,…) as well.

Send a File Attachment with Gmail

To attach a file or more to an email you send from Gmail:

  • Click Attach a file while composing a message in Gmail. (If you do not see Attach a file, continue with clicking Browse or Choose File below.)
  • If a file selection dialog pops up:
    • Highlight all the files you want to send.
      • Use the Ctrl (Windows, Linux) or Command key to highlight multiple files.
      • Use the Shift key to highlight a range.
    • Click Select.
  • If you do not get an instant file selector:
    • Click Browse… or Choose File.
    • Locate the desired document and double-click it.
  • Click Attach another file or Attach More Files to add another document to your email.
    • Note that Gmail can send files up to 25 MB big. For larger files, or if the recipient’s email service does not allow for files that big, you can use a file sending service instead.

To add a file to a Gmail email message as an attachment using dragging and dropping:

  • Start with a new message.
  • Locate the file or files you want to upload in your file browser (Windows Explorer, e.g., or Finder).
  • Click the file or files with the left mouse button and, keeping the button pressed, drag over the browser window with the email you are composing.
  • Drag the file or files to the area that lights up with the message Drop files here.
    • If you do not see such an area, your browser does not support drag-and-drop attachments. See above for attaching files in Gmail.
  • Release the mouse button.

Remove a File from a Message You Are Sending

To cancel an attachment you have added to a message:

  • Click remove next to the undesired file or
  • make sure the box preceding it is not checked (if the file has already been uploaded).

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