Step 1: Open Gmail in your browser, then click Compose to create a new message.

Step 2: Near the bottom of the new-mail window, locate and click the Google Drive icon.

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Step 3: Now you'll see the contents of your Google Drive. Choose one or more files, then select the Attachment option in the bottom-right corner. At first glance it may not look like anything has happened, but basically you're just toggling between that and the Drive Link option.

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Step 4: Click the blue Insert button (bottom-left corner), then finish sending your message as usual.