Just in time for Christmas Google has increased Gmail attachment size limits to 10GB and is also integrating Google Drive with Gmail, that`s 400 times the current limit of 25MB.
To attach 10GB files to your emails, just click the Drive icon instead of the paperclip icon and choose your file to upload, simple.
From the gmail blog:
"Since Google Drive launched in April, millions of people have started using Drive to keep, create and share files. Starting today, it’s even easier to share with others: you can insert files from Drive directly into an email without leaving your Gmail."
"Have you ever tried to attach a file to an email only to find out it's too large to send? Now with Drive, you can insert files up to 10GB -- 400 times larger than what you can send as a traditional attachment. Also, because you’re sending a file stored in the cloud, all your recipients will have access to the same, most-up-to-date version.
Like a smart assistant, Gmail will also double-check that your recipients all have access to any files you’re sending. This works like Gmail’s forgotten attachment detector: whenever you send a file from Drive that isn’t shared with everyone, you’ll be prompted with the option to change the file’s sharing settings without leaving your email. It’ll even work with Drive links pasted directly into emails."
thanks Google, very well done