You Can Now Receive Attachments Up To 50MB in Gmail

Over the last few years, the size of our files have drastically increased. However, even though we know that the file sizes on average have increased, the attachment limits on email haven’t scaled with them.

Google just updated Gmail and now you can receive attachments up to 50MB in size.

It should be noted here that I have not used the word “send”. That’s because Gmail still doesn’t allow sending files more than 25MB. They have, however, allowed for receiving 50MB from other email addresses.


If you are sending just a couple of documents on a regular basis, then this will actually prove to be useful for you. However, if you want to send large size photos or other assorted media, 50MB will still prove to be limiting.

Email is not really designed to handle the sending or receiving of massive files. Nowadays, cloud services are much more popular. These include services like Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive and Dropbox. They support uploading and storing large amounts of data. For example, Google Drive allows you to upload data up to 5 terabytes! And of course you can share those files via links with the people you want.

In a blog post that announced the size limit increase in incoming emails, Google themselves have stressed that if you have data over the size of 25MB, you should just use Google Drive.

Source: GSuite Blog

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  • Ali Raza

    However, even though we know that the file sizes pn average have increased?? What’s that supposed to mean ??