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How to Send Voice Messages via Gmail

There used to be a Vmail application for Gmail specially designed for sending audio messages using your email account. Unfortunately, this function is no longer available but you still can record a voice message and send it via Gmail as an attached file. Read on to discover how to do it.

How to Send Voice Messages via Gmail

On Windows PC

If you are using a Windows pc, it comes with a Voice Recorder built-in app. You can use it to record audio messages and then attach them to your emails. Follow these instructions to do so:
  • Click on the Start button and type Voice Recorder for Windows 10 or Sound Recorder for Windows 7 and 8.1 in the Search bar.
  • Open the app and click the microphone button to start the recording.

  • To stop the recording, click the Stop button and the voice recording will be automatically saved to your documents folder on your computer. You can change its name by simply right-clicking on it and typing the new title.
  • Go to your Gmail account and click on Compose to write a new email.
  • Add your recipient’s email address, write a text and submit the subject of the letter. Then click on the clip icon to attach files and drag and drop your audio recording.

  • Finally, click Send to send your email with a voice message in it.

On Mac Computer

  • On your Mac go to the Voice Memos app and click on Record (big red circle) to record an audio message using the built-in microphone.
  • When you are finished, click on Pause (two vertical lines) and then on Done.

  • You can now rename your recording by simply clicking on the New Recording.
  • Finally, you can share your recording by clicking on the upward-facing arrow in the top right and select Mail if your Gmail account is set up in the Mail app or choose More to download the audio message and send it manually as an attachment described above.

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