Google Merges Gmail and Google Drive Storage into a Single Shared Storage Space

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By Akemi Iwaya on May 14th, 2013

Making the most efficient use of the free storage space provided by Google has been a quirky business at times. Perhaps you are a ‘heavy’ user of Google Drive and Google+ Photos, but have lots of space left in Gmail and wish you could trade that storage space out. Consider your wish granted! Google is in the process of merging all storage space across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google+ Photos into one unified and shared storage space that you can use as best suits your needs.

The basic free consumer offering will see users with 15 GB of storage space to access while apps customers will start with 30 GB. The 25 GB upgrade limit for Gmail will also be done away with once the merge is completed.

Learn more about the updated storage setup by visiting the blog links and official Google announcements via the links below.

Google Drive triples free storage to 15GB [CNET News]

Google bumps up unified storage space to 30GB for Apps customers [ZDNet News]

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

Bringing it all together for Google Apps customers: 30GB shared between Drive and Gmail [Official Google Enterprise Blog]

[via CNET News]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 05/14/13
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