A new update means that Gmail users will be able to share more than ever before.
Google has announced that it is upgrading the attachment feature on Gmail, which will now allow users to receive email attachments up to 50MB in size.
This means that you’ll now be able to receive more photos, documents and other files in email than was previously possible with Gmail.
However, there is a catch.
The new file size limit only works for email you receive. If you want to send an attachment from Gmail you will still be capped at 25MB and larger files will still need to be transferred via Google Drive, where subscribers can send files up to 5TB in size.
But the fact that Google has upped the file limit from 25MB to 50MB suggests that larger file limits may soon be introduced for sent mail too.
“Sending and receiving attachments is an important part of email exchanges,” Google said in a somewhat brief post on its official blog.
“While Google Drive offers a convenient way to share files of any size, sometimes you need to receive large files as direct email attachments. So starting today, you will be able to receive emails of up to 50MB directly.”
“Note: Sending size limits will remain the same at 25MB; however, just as before, you can use Google Drive to send larger attachments.”
The new feature has already started rolling out to some users, although mobile users may need to upgrade to the latest version of the Gmail app.
Gmail is the most popular email service in the world, with more than one billion users.
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