Google announced in a blog post that it is increasing the attachment limit of Gmail up from 25MB to 50MB. However, one important thing to note here is that the increased limit is only reflected while receiving emails. Gmail users can now receive emails of up to 50MB directly while the sending limit is still fixed at 25MB.
The company detailed in its post on the G Suite Updates post that Google Drive is a capable means of sending anything larger than 25MB in file size. The changes will launch in both rapid release as well as scheduled releases. According to the post, all the users should see the revised receiving limit in 1-3 days.
It is interesting to see that the company has increased the file receiving size but has not changed the size of files that we can send using Gmail. Some people don't want to send files using Google Drive so we can only wait and see if Google decides to increase the file size limitation to 50MB.
This comes right after Google announced that it will add Google Assistant to non-Pixel smartphones. The company will start rolling out for smartphones running Android Marshmallow or later.