Sending files over the Internet has gotten extremely simple with cloud storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive or specialized services like WeTransfer and many others. But sometimes email is just quicker and today Google is boosting the size of attachments you can receive through Gmail, for those who you need to get a file from point A to point B in as little steps as possible.
Specifically, users can now receive attachments as large as 50MB instead of 25MB, however you are still limited to 25MB file sizes whenever you are sending the email instead of receiving it. Google does highlight that anyone wishing to send out such attachments from its services can use Google Drive instead.
“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. So starting today, you will be able to receive emails of up to 50MB directly.”
The change is being rolled out immediately, and while cloud storage and file lockers are a much more convenient way of sharing files en masse, email is still a popular way to share files. Rival clients such as Outlook and Yahoo limit the attachments to 20MB and 25MB, respectively.