Gmail now allows you to send larger files, thanks to Google Drive integration

November 27, 2012
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Ever had a situation where you needed to send a few larger files over email, only to find that what you were sending out would have went over the file limit size? The good news is the days of 25MB file limits are over for Google users, thanks to the integration of Google Drive into Gmail.

Instead of a measly 25MB, you can now upload up to 10GB through Gmail. We doubt that many of you are planning on sending 10GB attachments with your email messages anytime soon. Still, this is really useful for special circumstances such as sending family and event photos through an email that go over the small 25MB limit.

The reality is that 25MB isn’t much these days, so this is a wise move on Google’s part. Keep in mind that you really aren’t emailing these large files. Instead, Google is just sending a link to your recipients that allow them to grab the files from your Google Drive account.

To get in on the new larger file capabilities you will need to opt in to the new compose feature found in Gmail, if you haven’t already. Also keep in mind that the feature is said to be rolling out over the next few days, so it might not be available for you yet. Have you tried the new Google Drive integration with Gmail? What do you think?

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