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.
Great news for people use Google cloud, in case you are keeping your images on Google+ photos (formerly Picasa Web Albums), manage documents in Google Drive or file messages with large attachments in Gmail, you are tapping the power of Google’s cloud storage. But up until today, each of these relied on their private cloud locker in the sky, which was inconvenient.
Today Google has just announced giving you free 15GB of unified, free storage shared across Gmail, Drive and Google+ Photos. Previously, Google gave you ten gigabytes for Gmail and an additional five gigabytes of combined storage limited to Drive and Google+ Photos.
The change strengthens the Drive brand while simplifying things for consumers, akin to Apple’s iCloud that comes with five free gigabytes of shared cloud storage…
Clay Bavor, Google’s Director of Product Management, explains in a post over at the Gmail blog how the combined storage space simplifies life for consumers:
Even better, paid tiers are now also shared across Gmail, Google+ Photos and Drive.
This is important because previously a 25 GB paid Gmail upgrade was only usable in Gmail. From now on, any additional storage you purchase in Gmail also applies to Drive and Google+ Photos.
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