Gmail Has Doubled The Size Limit For Attachments You Can Receive


One of the many uses of email is sending files between people. Gmail is one popular emailing service that is used by regular people as well as companies (Gsuite apps.)

However, we’ve gotten used to the fact that email services are not the perfect medium for sending large files. On Gmail for example, the limit has always been 25MB so it is perfect for sending PDFs or Office documents which are usually not as large as high resolution videos or some photos.

Well now Gmail has some good news where you will be able to receive emails as large as 50MB which  is double the previous limit. However annoyingly you are still limited to sending 25MB which means this update is limited to sending content via Google Drive.

Although you won’t be able to send 50MB attachments directly via your Gmail account, you will be able to attach those larger documents on your Google Drive and send them to your recipient. It may save you a few trips if you’re sending several documents but it is still not as effective as for example Telegram which allows you to send files as large as 1.5GB.

According to Google, this will be available to all G Suite editions in the next 1-3 days so you should keep an eye out for it. Gmail has one billion active users worldwide as of February last year of which each is given 15GB by default so watch out for your space as those 50MB attachments might fill up that limited storage fast.