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Add Attachments

How to Add Attachments in Gmail

Add Attachments

You can send someone a file as an attachment that they'll receive with your email. You can attach files from your computer, or from your Google Drive.

Attach a File from your Computer

  1. While composing an email, click the Attach files button. Add Attachments

    A file browser dialog box opens, where you can browse for and select files to attach.

  2. Select a file.
  3. Click Open. Add Attachments

    The file is attached to the email. You can continue to edit the email until you’re ready to send it.

  4. Click Send. Add Attachments

The email is sent, with the file attached.

Attach a File from Google Drive

You can also attach a file directly from your Google Drive. This will allow you the choice to include the file as a regular attachment, or as a link to the file in your Google Drive.

  1. While composing an email, click the Insert files using Drive button. Add Attachments

    A Google Drive file browser window opens.

  2. Select a file.
  3. Choose whether to send a link to the selected file in your Google Drive, or to attach the selected file.

    Linking to a file in your Google Drive instead of attaching it will keep the size of the email itself smaller, while also allowing you to update the linked file after sending the email.

  4. Click Insert. Add Attachments
  5. Click Send. Add Attachments

The email is sent, with the Google Drive file either linked to or attached.Attach a File from Google Drive

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