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Problem Solved: Send Large Files with Gmail

By Hanna Welch | January 4, 2019 |

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Today, emailing several GB of documents or files as an attachment is not a problem anymore. But what do you do if you want to send large files that are more than 50 GB in size? You may have already experienced Gmail refusing to send a message that exceeded a certain size (up to 25 MB). And the problem gets even more complicated if you are looking for secure file transfer. But we are going to share some secrets for how to send large files with Gmail the easy way.

File-Sharing Services and Gmail

Wondering how to send large files with gmail? Check out file-sharing services for sending large files with your gmail account.


Various file sending services typically offer more features than simply sending an email attachment. Some services offer online collaboration: recipients are able to edit and comment on files. Usually, recipients need to download files from the web (or via FTP). File sending services are more reliable for sending large files.

For more ideas and examples of file-sharing services, read the following articles:

Best Way to Send Large Files from PC to PC

How to Send Large and Multiple Files by Email

You probably already know that Google Drive is one of the best choices for sending large files with Gmail. And it is really simple to use, just like attaching files to your email. If you have Google Drive, you can send large files of up to 10 GB in size. Remember to add permissions for your file recipients, so they can access your file.

But what can you do if you need to transfer big files that are larger than 10 GB? It isn’t a problem today with file-sharing service FileWhopper.

Send Large Files (Up to 1TB) via Gmail Using FileWhopper

To send large files (up to 1TB in size) with FileWhopper and share them easily via Gmail, follow these steps:

1) Select the file you want to send: drag a file from your computer and drop it onto ‘Drop file here’ or click ‘Choose file’ to open File Explorer. Get a price quote based on the file size and pay for the file transfer.

2) Download the FileWhopper Desktop App for fast and secure file upload. Note that the FileWhopper Desktop App supports simultaneous uploads and downloads, so you can share the download link with the recipient once you’ve started uploading your large file. You can be sure that this transfer will be secure, because it will be encrypted and protected with a file password that you can choose. Remember to share your password with the file recipient, as the file cannot be downloaded without it. Once the upload completes, the FileWhopper Desktop App will be automatically deleted from your computer.

3) Copy and send the download link and the file password to your file recipient via Gmail. No need to attach anything. Very easy! Your file recipient will need to download the FileWhopper Desktop App too. Once the download completes, the FileWhopper Desktop App will be automatically deleted from the computer. Your file gets deleted from the server as soon as it’s downloaded by the recipient. Before that happens, it will be safely stored for up to 14 days.

With FileWhopper, it is very easy to send large files without getting any monthly subscription plans. It’s probably the most convenient way of sending large files.

By the way, you can send big files with FileWhopper not only using Gmail, but via any other email service. Check out the Get the Best Email Account article for help with choosing an email provider.

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