Before now, receiving large attachments through Gmail was virtually herculean.


Once the file size exceeds 25MB, the receiver is informed that the attachment is too large and can’t be opened.

Thankfully, that is about to become a distant memory as Google increases attachment limit to 50MB.

Gmail users will soon be able to receive attachments up to 50MB in size.


The new attachment limit only applies to incoming email as Google wants users to make use of Google Drive for sending large files.

“Sending and receiving attachments is an important part of email exchanges. While Google Drive offers a convenient way to share files of any size, sometimes you need to receive large files as direct email attachments,” Google said in a blog post.

“So starting today, you will be able to receive emails of up to 50MB directly. Sending size limits will remain the same at 25MB; however, just as before, you can use Google Drive to send larger attachments.”


Google has announced that the change will take effect in a matter of days.

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