Following the launch of Google Drive (GDrive), Google also increased free storage space on its Gmail service, now to “10 GB of free storage (and counting)” – up from 7.56 GB.
“Today, we’re happy to announce that we’re increasing everyone’s free storage in Gmail from 7.5 GB to 10 GB (and counting) to celebrate today’s launch of Google Drive,” Google posted.
The increase will take effect over the next 24 hours.
Also, users on Google Plus will now see the following new features on the Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education:
- Share YouTube videos and inline images in Gmail messages with one-click
- Add Google Plus users to circles directly from Gmail messages
Additionally, there is a new People Widget in the upper-right hand corner which will show the last three images a contact has sent. Clicking on the image will take you to that particular Gmail message.
Also, administrators can now purchase additional Google Drive storage space which can be managed and distributed through the Google Apps control panel. Storage can be used with Google Drive only (not Gmail, Picasa Web Albums, Blogger, etc).
This new administrator feature is covered by our 99.9% SLA uptime guarantee and 24/7 support.
And, the following features are now available to domains including Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education following the Scheduled Release track:
The following features are intended for release to these domains on May 1st:
- Gmail: Compact conversation view becomes more compact
- Gmail: New Google Plus people widget