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Just this weekend, I sent a massive attachment from my Gmail account. Massive. And I’m glad I could. Gmail, in keeping with their always-more mindset, increased file attachment sizes to 25MB—a five MB increase from the old limit. Previously, Gmail users could not send attachments that exceeded 20MB, and even the 20MB limit has been a growing number.
With songs, videos, and graphics becoming larger and more complex, an e-mail attachment limit of 25MB is nice increase. With the bigger attachment limit comes the potential that the recipient’s e-mail server might not accept attachments of that size. To warn against this potential, Gmail kindly states “that you may not be able to send larger attachments to contacts who use other email services with smaller attachment limits.” Currently, Gmail has one of the biggest attachment limits of any webmail provider. The solution according to Gmail? “If your attachment bounces, you should invite them to Gmail.”
YouTube video limits increased as well. Now, users can post videos up to 2GB in size. The increased size limit may have the growth of high-definition video to thank. Prior to the increase, YouTube capped file sizes to a mere one gigabyte—hardly enough room to get a sneak peek of an high definition video. Unfortunately, the ten minute limit for non-YouTube partners is still in effect.
As files get bigger and bigger and Internet speeds get faster and faster, these size limits will probably get higher and higher.