Gmail has finally increased the size limit of receiving an attachment to 50MB.

Google has a restricted size limit of 25MB for sending and receiving the attachments through its email service. But, starting from today, in an important update, users will be able to receive emails of up to 50MB. The blog reads;

“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.”

Important thing that should be kept in mind that this increase in size limit is only for “receiving” emails. The sending size limits will remain the same at 25MB. This means if the sender is using any other email service, the Gmail user will be able to receive the files of up to 50MB in size, while the sending limit from a Gmail account will remain the same.

The new update will be available to everyone couple of days.