Ever had your mom complain about trying to send you some holiday vacation photos that were 25MB too big for Gmail to accept? Yep. Been there, done that.

To ensure holiday vacation photos and other attachments under 50MB reaches their destination, Google is officially increasing the receive limit on Gmail to up to 50MB from its previous limit of 25MB. According to the announcement, the change will apply to all end users within the next 1-3 days.

That said, if you’re a Gmail user, don’t think you can start getting away with attaching 50MB files. Let’s not get too crazy here. While you can receive the larger attachments just fine, if you want to send them, they will still need to be under 25MB or they will need to be uploaded to Google Drive first. Thought you could start getting away with attaching some extra PDF files? Nope!


Source: Google