Google combines Gmail, Drive, and G+ Photos storage into a single 15GB per user

Google combines Gmail, Drive, and G+ Photos storage into a single 15GB per user
Google has been shifting around how it deals with the various storage options it has for a while now. Gmail has always been kept separate, and when Google Docs made the transition to Drive, and Picasa was folded into Google+, those two blobs of storage found themselves combined for users. Now, Google has decided it is better to just make everything into a single 15GB per user for all of those services.

When Drive launched, Google changed the structure, to leave Gmail with 10GB of free space, while documents and photos got a 5GB pool. But, it seems Google may have noticed that emails don't tend to take up nearly as much space as photos or documents, so it's better to just combine all of the storage to make it easier for those who don't use much e-mail storage, but like to use Drive or Google+ Photos.

The deal is a bit better for Google Apps users who will be getting 30GB of combined storage. 

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8 Comments

1. StringCheese01

Posts: 64; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

You can't just do that! WTH! Now I have to go through and actually clean my gmail mehhh

5. torr310

Posts: 1627; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

hahahaha..LOL

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Should not affect any one. Total storage is 15G. So if you use 9G on gmail it will mean you still have 6G for photo and drive.

2. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 912; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

That's awesome. Thank you Google!

3. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Good news! Gives me something to fall back on once my 55 GB of Dropbox storage expires.

4. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Finally it should have been like this from the start.. Thought it was wiered that gmail had more storage available than for drive and g+.

7. hamidd

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

Is there any other free cloud storage service, more than this 15 GB provided by Google?

8. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Cool. Now I have; 25GB Skydrive 15GB Google Drive 18GB DropBox 50GB Box All free. I think i'm set. :D

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