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How to Email Large Files with Gmail, Google Drive, and Dropbox

How to Email Large Files with Gmail, Google Drive, and Dropbox


Hey YouTube! Tech Intimidation, today
we’re talking about emailing large files. So, number one, if you have Gmail you can
send attachments that are up to 25 megabytes in size. So that’s quite a bit of space, the old limit used to be five megabytes
for most email systems, Gmail upped the ante to 25
megabytes. But, you still have a problem on the
other side, what if the other person receiving your
e-mail cannot receive more than five megabytes or can’t
receive up to 25 megabytes? They still will not… your email will just get rejected. So, we need another workaround to send large
files. Two options. First one is Google Drive. If you have a Gmail
account you have a Drive account. And you can upload files into your Drive account which was just recently expanded. Now
your file space can be up to 15 GB. You have up to 15 GB of
space. And so, what I did was I uploaded this video,
which is huge. Over here you can see, I get the info,
same file… it’s 1.23 GB. So it’s way too big for an email. I put it in Drive, so
now I have that file in my Drive account and if I mouse over the attachment button I have an insert files using Drive button. I clicked that and I can either add files here if I just drag-and-drop. Or I
can select from files that are already in my Drive account. And what that does is it
inserts a link. So now… it’s not actually inserting the file in
the email, it’s adding a link. And only the person that you send this
to you has access to that file. Its not publicly available, it’s only available to the
person that you email it to. So that’s an option number one. Option
number two… is to use Dropbox. So… I have another video on three ways to
you share and collaborate with Dropbox and that outlines the different ways to do that. If you
have Dropbox already installed you just open your Dropbox folder, go to your public folder, or just drop it
anywhere in your Dropbox. Copy your file into there. It’s already in there for me… just to save time. And you will just
right click, or control-click if you are on a Mac, and click “copy public link” go back to your email and paste it in. And then they will be able to download the video from that link. And this link with
Dropbox is publicly available to anyone. They don’t
have to have a Dropbox account they can forward that link to anyone and
anyone with that link will be able to download it. And that is how you can email large
files! So, if you have any questions or
comments just leave them below also subscribe for more videos from Tech
Intimidation!

Comments (100)

  1. Omg thank you SOOO much for this vid if I didn't have this I wouldn't be able to send that video file for my video! 😅 Thank you so much!!

  2. Bro…thank u so much…u solved my headache!!!

  3. Thank you so much! Really helped! Of you send a link though,using your drive, will the person receiving get it and be able to download it, or will it be able to only of you use Dropbox? Just wondering because I don't think I have a Dropbox account and either way, my drove is a lot easier to get to anyways. If you could reply and let me know or give me some more tips, that would be amazing

  4. Man, could you please allow your video to receive subtitles? I wanted to translate it to portuguese so that I could share it with my Brazilian friends who can't speak english. That would probably help increasing your subscribers and views numbers.

  5. Which is faster google drive or drop box?

  6. great video, clear, concise, cool.

  7. Can I Send Large Files Threw My Phone?

  8. very helpful .. Thnx

  9. Huge Help!! Thanks! 🙂

  10. why does this video start at 9:11 PM

  11. Hi, i have doubt that how to upload large file(5gb) to google drive while i am uploading it comes to 75% and then stops. I repeated many times it always stops for some time. Is there any limit to upload any file google drive at a time.

  12. dude i need 30 gbs of pictures to send

  13. I'm trying to send a large amount of pictures to friends via email.

    I saved the pictures from the cd in a folder what next😩

  14. how to send vedio that have 21 gb?

  15. type placed by formats advance

  16. I have a 9 pg document I want to e-mail to some one, would I need to convert the files to PDF before e-mailing or will using large files with g-mail be just as accurate??

  17. What about a video I have just made but not yet put online. Can a friend receive and download it to disc

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  19. I'm trying to send one gb file. No one, including you seems to tell us how long it take to upload such a file….well I'm told here by the system 3.5 hours! and yes some people do mention that we are actually sharing the file so whether we upload these files in the cloud or we tell Gmail to do it, it's pretty much the same although I guess Gmail will take care of sending the link so no prob with trying to share from the cloud that may not much harder anyway.
    Some people report that the upload takes ages and often will stop at 100mb, no comment about this?

  20. Hey bro I really like your channel. Dm me if you need a logo or a banner? This deserves a like keep it up!!!

  21. Thank you my friend. this video is helpful

  22. Get rrid off karlie Kloss!

  23. Great video thank you.

  24. thank you so much for this tutorial i really appreciate it! it helps me a lottt

  25. Gratitude! Very helpful!

  26. Very good Infomation thanks very much. It helped me a lot.

  27. I’m uploading my video on Google Drive and it says is going to take 3 hours this’s normal? Or there’s a faster way. Or is about how fast my internet is? Thank you!

  28. body i have question… if we ll send that will go as a link or uploaded, recipant will download easyly or …? just emailme plz

  29. l love you man, thank you so so much. God bless you.

  30. Does Google Drive or Dropbox cost money?
    To open an account with Dropbox do you need a credit card?

  31. Straight to the point thank you

  32. or the fuckers could just let us send large files but nope…

  33. Thanks very helpful

  34. thank you bro, very helpful

  35. Wow really helped ! Thanks a lot

  36. Simples 😁 many thanks for the info, appreciate the time and effort, Bill, aka wrinkly non geek 😎

  37. I need to send something larger then 25m 😡

  38. Thank you SOOOO much!

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  41. What about on mobile

  42. thanks for the info

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  45. Waste of time, if I wanted to send a link I would have done that.

  46. If you never uploaded the video file on YouTube. And you send it to a friend, it will just be him with it? Like YouTube won't upload that. Cause my friend asked me to edit his some of his videos. And I said yes.

  47. hi.my name Praveen my problem. is the tdp on work with file. how the Gmail. forwarding. how is that pls help. that. imdeadinyl

  48. trying to send email of 56 photos to someone with only aol mail. 60th wedding anniversary

  49. what happens if the drive linked mail is forwarded to others?

  50. can the person recieving the link with Google Drive be able to download it?

  51. You’re a blessing!

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  53. "25 MB that's quite large" what?! what are you smoking, two minutes of mp4 video is just over a GB, 25 MB is like 10 seconds of video or less IT'S TINY, and it's a crappy limit for attachment file size, the limit should be a GB at least.

  54. Still not working.

  55. is the upload meant to take 16 hours

  56. WIth Google, when your contact clicks on the link, he will be asked to log in to his gmail account, so everyone will need a gmail account, which in a business setting it is impracticable

  57. Wanted to send over 1gb

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  59. You are a life saver! Thank you!

  60. Hi! Does sending a video from google drive work if the person you are sending it to does not have a gmail account? Thank you!

  61. Lol, ya… 25 MB is pretty small actually.

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  64. Can someone tell me what a gig is in terms of a full length HD movie

  65. my 8 GB file too big for my drive XD

  66. So glad you're not indian

  67. how i can read my dropbox email ??? a just send one from my phone and i can't find it

  68. what if your sending a video from a phone to a computer through gmail

  69. You are not really helping people who are intimidated and don’t know how to perform these functions because you gloss over the basics and assume skills are already in place that you don’t need to repeat or review. This makes the help you offer pretty much useless. Let me tell you that the crucial stumbling block for we who are inexperienced is that we need it fleshed out! More detail is required on simple actions to make crystal clear each step by step process. Some may not need all of the details for their skills may be greater but then I wouldn’t be here if I were not intimidated. So you’ve got a lot of nerve claiming to elucidate the difficult and then you fail. Not all who know can teach!

  70. Thanks so much! Needed to send a lesson plan and you showed me how to do it with Drive. Clear instructions.

  71. what if i don't want to use drive?

  72. i thought the guy was indian by looking at his yt name

  73. Thank you for this 😍

  74. I have a 4 GB video to email. I am able to copy the link but it will not allow to paste. Only option is to "format". 🙁

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