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This article explains how to use file-sharing services to send a link instead of a large attachment when you want to share a video via email. The instructions apply to Gmail and Google Drive, Outlook and OneDrive, Yahoo, and Apple Mail, as well as most other email and cloud providers.


How to Send Large Videos Using Gmail

Gmail imposes a message-size limit of 25 MB. When your video is smaller than 25 MB, attach the file to your email message.


When you want to share a video file larger than 25 MB, save the file to Google Drive and send recipients a link to the file. Your recipients select the link to view the video.


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In addition to viewing the video, recipients can add the video to their Google Drive, download the file, and embed the video in a web page. If your recipient has a Google account, they can also make comments and share it with others.


How to Email a Video Using Outlook and OneDrive

Outlook imposes a message size limit of 20 MB. With a business account, the file size limit is 10 MB. When your video is smaller than the file size limit, attach the file to the email message.

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When sending large video files with Outlook, save the video file to OneDrive and send a link to the file that anyone can view.