Google has announced that it is doubling the attachment size for all Gmail users — going up from 25MB to 50MB.
However, when you stop jumping for joy, note this: although Gmail users can receive emails with attachments that are up to 50MB in size, they still can’t send an email that big. The sending attachment size is still capped at 25MB, Google said in a blog post.
Gmail users can now receive attachments up to 50 megabytes, sent files still limited to 25
Many of us send dozens of emails on a daily basis, and many of those include attachments. and this move simply makes it easier for Gmail users to receive large attachments – like high-resolution photos, presentations, and photoshop files – from those holdouts. ut don’t hold your breath – There is no mainstream email client that offers email attachments beyond 25MB. It begs the question: who is this new change aimed at? We’re keeping our eyes wide open to see the next Gmail team’s move on this and we hope to see this feature becoming a two-way thing.
But even then, bear in mind that Gmail storage is limited, so be careful. It won’t take that many 50MB attachments to clog up your inbox. Therefore we think that users who want to exchange larger files can always choose to use Google’s Drive service, which is already integrated with Gmail and both are a part of Google’s broader suite of apps called G Suite. Email really isn’t designed to handle massive files being sent along with messages, so use this wisely.
The new functionality should be rolling out to all users over the next few days.