GMail Increases Attachment Size Limit to 25MB, But With a Catch!

by: - Last updated on: December 17th, 2016


The good news is that the GMail team has increases the maximum allowable limit of the attachment size to 25 MB from the previous limit of 20 MB. This is obviously nice to hear since GMail users can pass on files/data upto 25mb per email easily without having to look for third party file sharing websites like Rapidshare.

But the catch here is that you may not be able to send larger attachments to contacts who use other email services with smaller attachment limits!!

“With Gmail, you can send and receive messages up to 25 megabytes (MB) in size. Please note that you may not be able to send larger attachments to contacts who use other email services with smaller attachment limits. If your attachment bounces, you should invite them to Gmail“.

Did you read the part in BOLD? Doesn’t it look like a cheese to trap the mouse? Even though GMail is gaining popularity over the last few years, it is still lagging behind Yahoo Mail and Hotmail. This might be a trick to entice new users using other popular eMail services into GMail by offering bigger attachments!

The search is monopolized, the ad-space over the world is monopolized and now the eMail service space? Way to go Google!

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  1. this is biased…….. Gmail IS NOT THE CONSTRAINT…… they let you send 25mb files, is not their fault if the other end cant receive it, there is nothing they can do about it, besides buying more servers for hotmail so they can storage more data and upgrade their own limits….

    1. There is a way.. If they wanted, they could have done what twtiter does with images – upload file, create link and embed it. Mails can also do the same thing with files being uploaded to gmail file servers and links embedded to the mail. This way, any mail-party can access the file. It is just that gmail chose not to do it that way :)

  2. Nothing wrong with that. I just tried to send a huge file to my friend to 2 of her email accounts and they both bounced back to me. She was sad. I told her to come to gmail. She signed up for an account just so she could receive the file. Now let’s see if she ever leaves gmail. :p The other email services just pale in comparison.

  3. You people are dumb. Read and understand well of the writer’s intention!

    It’s actually pro-gmail, and doing it in an informative and critical way like how any normal person would think of a new product, or in this case, upgrade.

    Need some help?
    For one, ‘the lagging behind Gmail” is used in the context that, in terms of popularity -Read: the number of users of the said email provider, gmail is still trying to catch up on Ymail and Hmail.

    Need I put them in BOLD?

  4. I always face problem while attaching large sized files in gmail and yahoo.But now yahoo had introduced new feature where i can send up to100mb.Have any one checked