How to Email a Video on Yahoo

by Allen Bethea
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Although Internet technology and services have advanced rapidly over the years, a simple email message is still a quick, easy and efficient way to share information with others. If you have a Yahoo account, for instance, you can share an interesting video you produced or discovered on the Web with friends or colleagues by including it an email message. You can send a video up to 25MB in size as an email attachment, or you can send its Web link or URL if it is posted on a website.

Share Video Links

Step 1

Log in to your Yahoo! Mail account.

Step 2

Select the "New" button to compose a new message.

Type or paste the Web link for the video you want to share in the body of your email. The video URL is included with of the rest of your message when you send it.

Send Video As Email Attachment

Step 1

Log in to your Yahoo! Mail account.

Step 2

Select the "New" button to compose a new message.

Step 3

Click the "Attach Files" button.

Step 4

Click the first "Choose File" button to launch your system's file manager. Select the video file that you want to attach and then click "Open." You can send several videos at a time, but the total size of the video files is limited to 25MB.

Click the "Attach Files" button. The video file is embedded in your message when you send it.


  • Be considerate of your email recipients when sending large video file attachments. Many email applications and email accounts download the entire attachment to the user's hard drive, and your video may consume valuable storage space. Likewise, cell phone and other mobile device users may be subject to bandwidth and file size limitations.


  • Upload videos you've produced or saved on your PC to a file-sharing service such as Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive, Dropbox or Ubuntu One. These services let you share your videos with others as URL links rather than email attachments.


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About the Author

Allen Bethea has written articles on programming, web design,operating systems and computer hardware since 2002. He holds a Bachelor of Science from UNC-Chapel Hill and AAS degrees in office technology, mechanical engineering/drafting and internet technology. Allen has extensive experience with desktop and system software for both Windows and Linux operating systems.

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