Google Simplifies Free Storage into a Single 15-Gigabyte Chunk

Previously sliced and diced into varying increments and doled out between Gmail and other Google services, the search giant has simplified things.

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Previously sliced and diced into varying increments and doled out between Gmail and other Google services, the search giant has simplified things by melting its free storage offering into a single 15-gigabyte chunk to be used as you see fit.

Per the Google Drive Blog:

[I]nstead of having 10 GB for Gmail and another 5 GB for Drive and Google+ Photos, you’ll now get 15 GB of unified storage for free to use as you like between Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos.

With this new combined storage space, you won’t have to worry about how much you’re storing and where. For example, maybe you’re a heavy Gmail user but light on photos, or perhaps you were bumping up against your Drive storage limit but were only using 2 GB in Gmail. Now it doesn’t matter, because you can use your storage the way you want.

You can check your current storage here and purchase more if you need it. You may not see the 15-gigabyte clump right away: Google says the changes “will roll out over the next couple of weeks.”

Bringing it all together: 15 GB now shared between Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos [Google]

2 comments
sachi_bbsr
sachi_bbsr


Hopefully that free storage limit keeps expanding at a faster rate than the email stored in my Gmail Inbox!


JohnKolak
JohnKolak

@sachi_bbsr Right. It kind of renders useless Gmail's initial promise to never delete an email again, but to archive them instead. Now Gmail takes up 90% of my available space with things that are considerably lower priority than the things I need Drive for.