Sharing Large Files Via Google Drive
Posted by O'Hanlon, Derek on 19 May 2020 09:49 AM

Outlook does not send email messages with attachments that exceed 20 MB, and as such, one may find it difficult or impossible to send videos through Outlook. In order to circumvent the size limit for email attachments, you can instead upload the file to Google Drive and then share said file with your recipients from there.

Why use Google Drive?


Google Drive is host to a multitude of features, including:

  • Unlimited storage (As long as it is under you email) 
  • The ability to upload individual files that are up to 5 TB each (As long as it is under you email) 
  • The ability to view videos in Google Drive without downloading them
  • The ability to share a doc or file with 200 viewers and editors (combined), or you can make your doc available to anyone by publishing or changing its visibility option


How to share via Google Drive


1. On your computer, go to
2. At the top left, click New and then File Upload
3. Choose the file you want to upload
4. Click Share or Share Share.
5. Under Share with people and groups, enter the email address you want to share with.
Important: If you share with an email address that isn’t a Google Account, they can only view the file.
6. To change what people can do to your doc, on the right, click the Down arrow Down and then Viewer, Commenter, or Editor.
7. Choose to notify people.
If you want to notify people that you shared a doc with them, check the box next to Notify people. If you notify people, each email address you enter will be included in the email.
If you don't want to notify people, uncheck the box.
8. Click Share or Send


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 drive_ know your limits.docx (31.69 KB)
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