Probably the most widely used email service in the world, Gmail is great for sending and receiving mails but sadly the file attachment in Gmail has a size limit of 25 MB. This size is clearly not sufficient when we want to send huge files, such as presentations, videos, HD campaigns, etc. This situation forces us to split our huge file into a number of separate emails and at times, we also take help from DropBox and other similar third- party websites. But now you can send huge file attachments via email as well. Read below to know more about this.
First and foremost, Google provides you with your very own hard drive in the form of Google Drive on the Google Cloud. Luckily, you are entitled to use 5 MB of free storage space on Google Drive, provided that you are a Gmail user. In case you require more space, you can easily buy it as well. Not only this, the storage space can be used for keeping the backup of all your data. When required, you can conveniently share this data with your friends, family and colleagues. Fortunately, Google Drive can be used for uploading and storing both files as well as folders. Go to http://drive.google.com for reaching our very own Google Drive. Google Drive is also the safest way of transferring information across the internet.
Second of all, all the elements as well as services provided by Google are compatible and integrated with the Google Drive. Once you have logged in into your Gmail account, all these services can be easily accessed by you. All you need to do is simply log in into your Gmail account and you can start uploading both files and folders on the Google Drive. Once you have selected all the desired files, click on the Upload button. You can upload as many files/ folders, provided that you have enough space still left on your Drive. At the right bottom of your screen, a Status window will appear through which you can monitor the status of uploading. The best part about Google Drive is that you can add multiple files at the same time, hence saving a lot of your time. Also, you do not have to wait for the first file to finish uploading. Once you are done with uploading the files, click on the Share button to adjust the various file- sharing settings.
There are three options available under the “Who Can Access link”. You can keep the file public, share it with specific individuals as well as keep it private.
You can share your files using Google Drive in the below 4 ways:
- Keeping it private: Only you can access the files/ folders.
- Share the URL of file with specific individuals only: Both the users of Gmail and other email service providers.
- Share the file with specific Gmail users: The Gmail account holders will be asked to verify their identity first.
- Publish the file like a usual website/ blog: Your file is now public and anyone can access it from anywhere. No permissions are required.
Apart from this, you can also provide them certain rights, such as allowing them to edit, read, write, and view as well as comment on the file. There are also lots of mobile applications which you can download from Google Drive.