Google Storage Quota Now Unified Across Gmail and Drive

Date Created: 5/30/2013 4:53:53 PM

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Beginning May 28th, 2013, Google will change to a new, simpler allowance for storage—one that's combined across Gmail and Drive (i.e. Docs). Google is replacing the current, separate storage allowances—25GB for Gmail and 5GB for Drive—with a single 30GB quota that will cover Gmail, Drive and Google+ Photos.


Here's how the change will affect you:

  • Each student now has a 30GB of included storage that can be used across Gmail, Drive, and Google+ Photos.
  • As before, files created in Docs, Sheets, and Slides, as well as photos in Google+ smaller than 2048 pixels, won't count against storage quota.
  • Please note that you will not be able to purchase additional storage if you approach your quota.
  • This change will not affect your Dana file storage and quota in any way.

For more information, please take a look at the FAQ and Help Center.