Google Drive is a cloud based storage solution that allows users up to 15 GB to store, sync and share files for free. Your data is stored on one of Google’s servers so that you can access it from anywhere.
Steps to Attach a File Link:
For Non-Gmail Users
1. Log into Google Drive
2. Click blue “NEW” button and Create a folder or Upload a file to an existing folder
3. Click "SHARE" button to get a sharable link
4. Copy that link and to email out
With Google’s recent integration of Google Drive into Gmail compose window, this process is super streamlined and can be done while typing your message. While Gmail limits file attachment size to 25 MB, you can use Google Drive right in the message compose window to share files up to 15 GB.
For Gmail Users
1. Create a new message on Gmail. On the new compose window (pop up) click on the Drive icon to insert a file as attachment
2. The file selection window will open up.
Here, you can choose a file that is already a part of your Google Drive’s space….
3. Click the ‘SEND” button to send a link making this file available to the recipients of the mail. You haven’t sent an independent copy but a link to the file in the cloud that will always provide the most updated version.
Added bonus: When you send a file from Drive that isn’t shared with everyone, you’ll be prompted with the option to change the file’s sharing settings without leaving your email. It’ll even work with Drive links pasted directly into emails.”
Say goodbye to the frustrating attempts to email that huge file…Thanks Google!