Posted By on 4 Mar 2017


Gmail, one of the most popular and widely used email services in the world , Almost everyone who uses Gmail, or any kind of email service for that matter, sends and receives attachments on a daily basis. Apart from conveniently sharing files using Google Drive, email attachments are still very much prevalent in the Gmail ecosystem. With Gmail, there’s always been a very strict limit on file sizes for attachments at 25mb. That includes emails both incoming and outgoing.

Keeping this in mind, the good people at Google have decided that all of us Gmail users can now receive attachments upto 50MB, up from the 25MB limit imposed earlier. Do keep in mind that the new limit doesn’t apply to sending emails, but if a Gmail user receives an email from someone who is sending from another email service, it will no longer block the attachment.

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In a blogpost on G- Suite Update, the team said, Starting today, you will be able to receive emails of up to 50MB directly.”  Of note, “sending size limits will remain the same at 25MB.”

Presently, if a user tries to send a file larger than 25 MB, Google automatically redirects the individual to Google Drive to share the file which is directly integrated into Gmail anyway. Google also very clearly pushes that method, which allows files to be sent up to a whopping 5TB in size, assuming your Drive account has enough storage, that is. With the new updated limit, this issue would be resolved to a certain extent. Gmail has been one of the most popular messaging clients and this was one update that was definitely needed in the emailing service.

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The update will roll out to all the customers soon. For the smartphones, you can download the latest update from here.

Do tell us what do you feel about this update from google. 

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