Attach Files to Emails - Gmail

This answer will show you how to attach a file to your email messages in Gmail. For these instructions, please log in to your Gmail account. If you do not know how to log in to your Gmail account, please see our instructions on how to Access Google Apps.

Click the Paper Clip Icon

  •  Click the paper clip icon at the bottom of your email message screen.

Find the File to Attach

  1. Browse to find the file you would like to attach.
  2. Click Open

You can only attach a total of 25MB worth of files in an email. Anything exceeding this amount will have to be shared as a Google Drive link.


  • You have successfully attached files to an email.

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    Dr. Jim Dvorak

    This is outdated. Gmail's interface has updated so the process described here is outdated.

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