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How to Attach a File in Your Gmail Email

Posted on March 4, 2015 in Uncategorized

Thank heavens for the advancement in technology because now, with the powers of the internet, you can send files to people from anywhere around the world through a single email. There are many different types of files. It can be a text, a spreadsheet, photos, videos, etc. All of these can be sent as an attachment to an email. Sending multiple files is also possible. Here is how you do it.

Step 1:

Access Gmail and log in to your gmail account. From there, open a new email message by clicking Compose. It will open to a smaller window on the lower right corner of your screen allowing you to compose messages right on your inbox.

Step 2:

Add the email address of the person you want to send the file to on the field that says Recipient.

Step 3:

Add a subject to your email on the field that says Subject. A subject is like the title of the email. It is a short introduction to the email that you’re sending.

Step 4:

Click on attach a file icon. It will look like a paperclip symbol. A pop up box will appear on your screen.

Step 5:

Look for the file you want to attach on the email by clicking on the specific folder it is stored. (Could be on your picture folder, video folder, desktop, documents, downloads, etc) Highlight or click on the file/files you would like to send then click open. When you do this, the process of attaching the file will begin.

Step 6:

Wait for the file to be attached completely. Normally, it will say if the file was attached successfully.

Step 7:

If you do not need to write a text to your email, then hit the send button which can be found on the bottom left corner of the compose message window.