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How to attach a file in Gmail using Google Drive

I was trying to send some photos to my father using Gmail. I got a message telling that my attachment exceeds the usual limit of 25 MB, so I can use google drive to share. Usually I use Onedrive for sharing photos with my family. But it takes a long time to upload the photos which I don't like. So I thought of giving a try for google drive
Google drive allows you to share and keep your documents, photos, folders or any attachments. This allows you to store upto 10 GB file size, and can be shared with your friends and family by mail.

This is how I send the file,

While composing the mail there is an icon next to the attach file icon which shows 'insert files using drive'.Click on that.
That leads to a pop up window where you can see three options.
My Drive - shows the documents that is in your mail or the one which you uploaded already.
Shared with me - Shows the files shared with you by anyone.
Upload - where you can upload a new file for sharing.
Click on Upload ,select files from your computer and upload.
Insert the files in your mail and send. Easy!!

Hope this helps...

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Kasman wrote on July 10, 2015, 1:06 PM

Google Drive is brilliant! I use it a lot. It is where I write my longer pieces (for Persona Paper and elsewhere) and I also have a lot of photos stored there. Google Drive is cloud storage and because of this you can't lose anything - which has saved me a lot of hassle in the past. The only slight drawback is because it is cloud based you shouldn't place any sensitive information there or anything you don't want others to see - but that applies to the internet in general. I wouldn't be without Google Drive now - it is very comprehensive and has lots of help pages showing you how to use it to the full.

Last Edited: July 10, 2015, 1:07 PM

Akshar wrote on July 10, 2015, 1:15 PM

I normally use Onedrive for my photos and documents. which is a Microsoft product. But I felt it a little confusing compared to Google drive.

AdGoggleKo wrote on July 10, 2015, 9:08 PM

Haven't tried it. Now that I am always on mobile I just open the picture and click mail icon. That's it. :)

allen0187 wrote on July 11, 2015, 1:05 AM

Thanks for the tip. Using Google Drive has been tricky indeed. Anyway, I'll try this tip that you shared!