Starting today, you can receive Gmail attachments weighing up to 50MB. In the latest blog post from G Suite (Google), Gmail users will now be able to receive large files as attachments (50MB), however, you can still send attachments up to 25MB per email. In other words, to send a file up to 50MB to someone’s Gmail, one has to send it via Google Drive to the concerned user’s email ID. The update will be rolled out for all the users in 1-3 days.
The blog post read – “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.”
Well, even though the ability to send a large file as attachments haven’t made its way to Gmail, having the ability to receive files up to 50MB in your Gmail inbox is a welcome change. In order to send and receive files larger than 50MB, one will still have to use Google’s cloud service – Google Drive.
Meanwhile, the search engine giant recently confirmed that its AI-powered Google Assistant will soon land on all Android Nougat (7.0+) and Android Marshmallow (6.0) devices. The first device which comes with Google Assistant on board, apart from Pixel devices, is the LG G6. Not only this, Moto G5, G5 Plus and all the upcoming Nokia smartphones will also have Google Assistant on board.