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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Attach Any File Types into Email Message in Gmail App

Samsung Galaxy SIV has comes with some pre-installed apps to meet the basic needs of the users. One of which is Gmail app which will let you to send or receive email message with others. This ability of course will make you more easier to communicate with others by using email messages. Moreover, this app also has the default ability to allow you to attach picture and video files into your Gmail message.

See also: How to Create and Send Email Message With or Without Attachment Using Gmail App in Samsung Galaxy S4

However, in certain case, you might want to send another file types other than the picture or video files by attaching them into your email message. Indeed, by default Gmail app only allows you to attach picture and video files, but with the help of the third-party File Manager app, now you have the ability to attach any file types into your Gmail messages.

How to attach any file types into Gmail message?
There are several third-party File Manager app available in the Google Play Store, but as the example we'll use the popular one, ES File Explorer app. Well, here are the steps:
  1. Download install ES File Explorer app from the Play Store and then follow the on-screen instruction to complete the installation.
  2. Now, open Gmail app.
  3. Tap Create new email button.
  4. Type the required contact and the subject of the email message in the provided field.
  5. Type your email message in the Compose email field.
  6. Tap the Menu key and then feel free to select either Attach picture or Attach video.
  7. Tap ES File Explorer.
  8. Navigate to the folder where the files you wish to send is saved.
  9. Choose the way you want to use to attach the file. There are two options available that you can choose the one that best suit your need. They are:
    • Normal Android Way (For MMS, Gmail,...)
    • File Way (Try this if above fails)
  10. The selected file will be attached and the email message is ready to be sent by tapping the Send button.

In certain case, utilizing the third-party app to complete the ability of the stock app will be useful to help you optimizing the app performance. And also, by knowing this steps, now you're free to attach any file types into your Gmail message and then send the email to the contact you want. Well, hope this helps :)


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