Email services usually restrict the size of attached files to 25 MB or even less. In order to be able to share a larger file via email the most appropriate way would be uploading it to one of the available storage services (like Google Drive) and then adding the link to the shareable file to your email.
Online storage services give users a chance to keep large amounts of information and have quick access to it via special interface. You can not only keep, but share information, music, photos, videos. You need just to upload your content and then you get a link, which you can give to anybody. A person who has your link has a direct access to your files. One of the most popular storage services is Google Drive.
Google Drive is a file storage, that allows to keep files up to 15 GB for free if you have Gmail account. In this service, you can keep not only documents but photos, music, videos and many other files, 30 types in whole. With the help of it, you can share and upload any file you want without any restrictions. Google Drive is extremely useful and convenient since you just share the link of a file with people, thus, everyone who has a link – has an access to your file in Google Drive.
So, how to send large files via email using Google Drive?
Step 1. Sign in.
Step 2. Upload a file.
Click “New” and choose “File upload” to look for a necessary file on your computer. Also, you can drag the file from your computer to Google Drive. Make sure that you upload only one file. In case it consists of several files, create ZIP archive. Besides, don’t forget to upload setup file or the installer if it’s needed.
Step 3. Share.
With the help of right-clicking choose “Share”.
Step 4. Get shareable link.
Then, click “Get shareable link”.
Step 5. Copy the link.
Copy the link to use in your future email.
Step 6. Insert the link into your email template.
Now you can insert the link into your email template.
Choose the element “Button”, write button text and insert the link to it. Thus, every recipient who will get a link will get an access to the file.
Send your email campaign.
Published: 21 Sep 2017 Last Updated: 01 Oct 2018
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