How to Share Files That Are Too Big For Email

File size is a problem when it is too large and sending it can really seem like an impossible task. This is especially true when it is embedded with photos and videos and graphics which makes it a really large file. There are many ways to send these files and share them with your friends, family or work colleagues. Here are some ways you can do it.

1. Use Google Drive

Usually, sending large files  using Google drive won’t make you sweat as long as you are connected to the internet. You can attach everything you want and send it to a specific person, or you can just simply share the link for them to access the file. You can control what the person can do with the file that you are sharing. Moreover, you can directly upload files to Google drive which you can share with everyone. The Google Drive can hold up to 5 terabytes of files.

2. Drop Box

Drop box is an online storage app which has the capacity to back up the files that you have in the cloud. This means that you can access your files anywhere you are and whenever you want as long as you are connected to the internet of course. The shared file can either be opened or downloaded through a link or by adding the file in their personal account. It offers a storage of 2GB. With Dropbox, you can also directly create the document or file in there and send it to the person.

3. WeTransfer

WeTransfer offers up to 2GB of storage for free and it is not online storage. It is solely developed in order to send files. Using this is quite simple. All you have to do is go to the website, choose the free option button, add your file together with your email, the email of the recipient, and your message if you have any, click the transfer button then its all done. The file can be accessed for up to 7 days.

4. Compress the File

If the file is really large, compressing it into a zip folder is one of the options that you have. Compressing the file will make it smaller and easier to send or share. Compressing it doesn’t mean that the file size will be reduced to half of its size. It will just lessen the size into a more manageable one which you can transfer it through channels with limited file size.

Sending large files today is no longer a problem as there are numerous ways to send them today. You can send and access files at the same time without a problem too. When sending files, especially when it is a large file, make sure that the channel you are using can handle the file size and that it is safe and secure. Moreover, you can send it in multiple ways especially when you have many large files.

 

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