Until March 2nd 2017, the maximum attachments size Google allows it’s users to share with themselves via Gmail is 25MB. Recently, Google has increased the limit of sharing attachments on Gmail to 50MB.
How To Attach a file
- Open Gmail.
- Click Compose.
- Click Attach.
- Choose the files you want to upload.
- Click Open.
Tip: You can also add an image by dragging and dropping it into the compose window.
How To Remove an attachment
After you add an attachment, you can remove it. To the right of the attachment name, click Close.
1. Embrace the Cloud Storage
Cloud Storage is a service where data is remotely maintained, managed, and backed up. Yes! Google wants us to embrace and use the cloud storage. Google Support on Gmail reads “If your file is greater than 25 MB, Gmail automatically adds a Google Drive link in the email instead of including it as an attachment. The person you send the file to can download it so they’ll have access to it even if you remove it from Google Drive. Learn more about Google Drive attachment sharing settings.”
There are tons of free cloud storage online e.g DropBox
2. Gmail is strictly for sending Mails and Document
Let’s take our time to relate this with local post office in our respective countries, have you ever tried to send heavy, big stuffs via Post Office to your friends or family? Exactly! Gmail is also like a local post office and therefore won’t allow large files so as to avoid delivery issues and also it’s likely Gmail can’t scan files for virus compared to Drive.
3. Prevent Spam and Viruses
Most email services offer some sort of spam filtering these days, and Google’s is very effective. Gmail attempts to filter advertising spam, viruses, and phising attempts, but no filter is 100% effective.