Google Offers 15GB Free Storage for All Services, Eliminating Individual Caps

By Cameron Scott 

Google today announced that it would merge users’ free storage allotments through Gmail, Google+ Photos and Drive, to offer a total of 15 gigabytes of free cloud storage to all Google users.

Enterprise users will have their storage cap raised to 30 gigabytes, and individuals who pay for premium plans will also be able to divide their total storage allotments across multiple services.

“Life gets a bit easier when your Google products work well together—whether that’s inserting a Drive file into an email or sharing a photo from Drive on Google+. As this experience becomes more seamless, separate storage doesn’t make as much sense anymore,” the company said in a blog post.

In the fall, Google debuted tighter integration between Drive and Gmail, allowing users to share links to Drive fails rather than sending the file itself. Just last week, the company launched a button that will allow users around the Web to save images and PDFs to their Drive accounts.

To help users monitor their total storage use, Google will also display pie charts in Drive.

The features will roll out over the next couple of weeks, the company said.

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