Google to combine Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos storage space into one block

Google has announced that its customers will see their Google Drive, Gmail and Google+ storage space limits combined into one unified block of 15 GB for consumers and 30 GB for enterprises.

In a statement on its official blog, the tech giant promises a more “seamless” experience between its products for customers as a result of the change.

“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,” Google states.

The company also points out that the 25 GB upgrade limit no longer applies to Gmail as a result of the change, with users now able to upgrade by purchasing a 100 GB plan for $US4.99 per month.

In a separate statement, the company also emphasises that storage space used by other Google cloud-based apps will not be counted against the unified limit.

“Just as before, files created in Docs, Sheets and Slides don’t count against your storage quota. Storage will also be shared with photos you upload to Google+ larger than 2048px.”

The company says the update will roll out to its Rapid Release domains over the coming weeks.


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