How to Send a Large Video Through Email

How to Send a Large Video Through Email

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Email remains a powerful tool for sharing media, including videos, which can be an effective way to personalize messages or enhance marketing content. This article covers whether videos can be sent via email, file size limitations, and methods for emailing videos, including larger files.

Can Videos Be Sent Through Email?

Yes, videos can be sent through email. However, due to file size limitations imposed by email providers, sending large video files directly through email can be challenging.

Understanding these restrictions is crucial to determine the best method for sending your video.

How Large of Video Files Can Be Emailed?

Most email services have a file size limit for attachments. Commonly, services like Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo allow attachments up to 25 MB.

While this limit is greater than sending videos by text, this size limit includes the entire email, not just the video.

This means the video file must often be smaller than 25 MB to accommodate the email itself and any additional attachments.

How to Send a Video Through Email

For videos that are less than the email provider’s size limit:

  1. Create a New Email: Open your email client and compose a new message.
  2. Attach the Video: Click the attachment icon (usually represented as a paperclip) and select the video file from your computer.
  3. Send the Email: Enter the recipient’s email address, add a subject and message, and hit send.

How to Send Large Video Files Through Email

Clickly makes it easy to send large videos by that exceed the size limitations:

  1. Go to your Clickly dashboard.
  2. On the left side menu, click ‘File Hosting’ then click ‘Upload Files’.
  3. Upload the video file to your account.
  4. Add any custom link options, like passwords or click limits, then click ‘Upload‘.
  5. On the next page, copy the provided URL and paste it into the body of your email.
  6. The recipient of the email can click the video link and download the video on their device.