How to send large files through email – Explained

A lot of internet users send files via emails. However there is one problem and that is that you can only send files with limited sizes. Let’s take example of Gmail. Gmail allows its users to send maximum data attachments of 25 MB.

This is definitely not enough if you are sending your birthday pictures or a video to your friends or family members. So, what to do? No worries, Yes you can send large files through email Easily

How to send large files through email

You can use websites like dropbox, where you can upload files and share the link of those uploaded files to your friends but unfortunately websites like dropbox comes with some restrictions with first being not free, advertisements and less security.

Google Drive by Google is the best option to upload your files and send them to your family members, friends. It acts as a Cloud drive. Most of us are having a Gmail account, you can use the same Gmail account if you are willing to use Google Drive and with that Gmail account you will get 5GB of free space.

How to send large files through email

Follow this step by step tutorial for sending large files via email.

Step 1: First of all you need to visit Google Drive and sign in with your Google account Credentials.

Step 2: Once you are logged in you can start uploading your data. Click in the upload button which is present right next to create.
While uploading any file you can view the status of the upload by looking at the status window which is present at the bottom right corner of your computer screen. You can even place more than one file for uploading at a time.

Step 3: Once the upload has been completed you can easily share them with your friends, family members or even office colleagues. Click on the Share link to set the sharing settings of the file which you want to share. You can decide if you want to make that file private or public. Click on Who Can Access under Change menu to change the file status.

Step 4: You can send the files directly by emailing them from Google Drive. In the Sharing settings menu of a particular file you will see options which will include sending file via email and via social networking websites like Twitter, Facebook.

Google Drive also comes with one great feature and using this feature you can also limit the people to only view the files and not comment or you can give them permissions to comment or edit the files.

If you want to share files of your project with your team, upload the files and grab the link and share them with your entire team. You can even use Google Drive on smartphones as it is available both for Apple and Android operating systems.

There are other websites which are similar to Google Drive but provide a little less features:-


So now you know how to send large files through email Easily and quickly, then take advantage of it.


  1. Reply akash February 13, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    how to send exe files through email

  2. Reply shalz November 30, 2013 at 12:49 am

    use wetransfer………………..can easilly send upto 10 gb…..with more uplink and downlink speed than gmail

  3. Reply raja November 25, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Good one

  4. Reply lwinoo November 17, 2013 at 12:31 am

    really nice and useful…. Thank a lot..

  5. Reply shahid October 26, 2013 at 6:54 pm


  6. Reply manish October 22, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Very nice & informative..

  7. Reply awaabfakih October 16, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Too good

  8. Reply Fawwad October 15, 2013 at 7:22 pm


  9. Reply Stephen October 10, 2013 at 5:38 pm

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