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Gmail now lets you send files up to 10GB


Holiday photos, cute videos of the kids, and epic book proposals can all easily turn into file attachments too large for your email service to handle — unless you're sending them via Gmail.

According to a post on the official Gmail blog, you can now send files up to 10GB in size via Google's email services. (10GB is about "400 times larger than what you can send as a traditional attachment," according to Google product manager Phil Sharp.)

It's possible to send such a large file via email because Google's cleverly adding support for Drive, its cloud-storage service, to Gmail. If you are using the "new compose experience" on Gmail, you'll see a new button which allows you to take advantage of this new trick. Since the files sent this way live in Drive, recipients will always have access to the most-up-to-date versions of them — and they won't have to worry about the limitations of their own email providers.

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