How to Insert Files from Google Drive When Composing Gmail New Message on a PC

Access Gmail

  • Access Gmail webpage at and sign in with your account. [1] 

Click Compose Button

gmail starting page

  • Click the compose button in the upper-left corner of the page. The new message composing window will appear in the bottom right corner.

Hover over the Plus Sign

new message composing page

  • Hover over the plus sign in the Gmail new message composing window.

Click Google Drive Icon

Hover mouse over plus sign

  • Click the Google Drive icon.

Select Files 

select directory in G Drive

  • Select Google Drive directory in the pop-up window.
  • Select files by clicking the file you’d like to insert.

Click Insert Button

select files

  • Click the insert button to insert the file into your email.