Sometimes you'll need to send out a large attachment that's simply too big to send via email. Google Drive is a cloud storage account that is free with a GMail account. Staff Author Jess Stratton shows users how to uplaod a file to a Google Drive account, link to it, and share it out to the email recipient instead of sending a large file attachment.
- [Voiceover] Google Drive is the free cloud storage…service that comes with your Google account.…If you have a Gmail account,…you can also use Google Drive for free.…To access Google Drive if you've never used it before,…click the Grid icon on the top right-hand side…of the screen and choose Drive.…It's going to take you into Google Drive.…You can see I have a few things here already.…Another great reason to use Google Drive…is you can also create a word processing document,…a spreadsheet, and a presentation for free…right from here.…
If you're interested in learning more,…I do have the full course, Google Drive Essential Training,…to check out after.…Sometimes, you may need to send a file…and it's a little bit big to send via a regular attachment…in your email.…You can send a file directly through Google Drive.…In fact, that file doesn't even currently…have to reside there.…We can upload it right at the same time we're…going to send the email.…I have my email all composed and ready to go…and the cursor is in the body of the email.…
Note: To master the basics before you start this course, watch Gmail Essential Training first.
- Explain how to see the chats on the right-hand side of the screen.
- Relate how to undo a sent email after enabling the Undo Send option.
- List the things that can be done to a message that arrives and matches a search.
- Name the file types that are supported when archiving your data.
- Name the limit on a file attachment when sending it through a Gmail account.