Google Users Get More Flexibility with Data Storage for Gmail, Google Drive and Google+

Internet giant Google has announced it will begin providing its existing and joining account holders with 3 times the usual cloud storage space for use across its online product family. This means a boost from 5GB to 15GB of data storage across Gmail, Google+ and Google Drive users.

Currently Gmail users have 10GB of data storage to play with while Google Drive users get 5GB, these will become an all-in-one virtual locker with 15GB on offer when the update lands in the next few weeks.

Google Product Manager Clay Bavor confirmed the news on the company blog, stating; “With this new combined storage space, you won’t have to worry about how much you’re storing and where”

He adds “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.”

There is also mention of the Google Drive page getting a revamp as part of the update.

If what Google is offering is still not enough, users can choose to buy additional storage for around £3.26 per month which bumps the data allocation up to 100GB.