Google combines Drive, Gmail and Google+ Photos storage, gives you 15GB of shared space

Google Shared StorageGoogle has announced that from now on, there won’t be any separate storage limitations for products like Gmail, Drive and Google+ Photos. You will get 15GB of total free space, which will be shared among the three Google properties.

“Instead of having 10 GB for Gmail and another 5 GB for Drive and Google+ Photos, you’ll now get 15 GB of unified storage for free to use as you like between Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos,” Clay Bavor, Director of Product Management, Google noted in a blog post.

This is good news for many users like me, who need more space for one particular Google property and don’t use the other Google product that much. So, if a user needs, he/ she can use the entire 15GB space for his/ her Gmail account or Drive or Google+ Photos.

Google also revealed that it has also updated the Google Drive storage page to give you are clear idea of your storage usage.

“We’ll also be making updates to the Google Drive storage page, so you can better understand how you’re using storage space. Simply hover over the pie chart to see a breakdown of your storage use across Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos. And if you need more storage, this is your place to upgrade, with plans starting at $4.99/month for 100 GB,” the company added in the blog post.

The new storage rules will be slowly rolling out to all users in the upcoming weeks.

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