Now, instead of having 10 GB for Gmail and another 5 GB for Drive and Google+ Photos, Google has consolidated the total free space offered for Gmail and Drive i.e. (15GB Gmail + 5 GB Drive) to all together, making it “15 GB”, which is now shared between Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos.
“With this new combined storage space, you won’t have to worry about how much you’re storing and where. 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,” explains Google.
These changes to Google Drive storage will roll out over the next couple of weeks.
Google Apps customers will now get 30 GB of unified storage to use as they like between Drive, Gmail or sharing Docs and photos from Drive on Google+.
“As a result of today’s storage change, Gmail inboxes for Google Apps customers are no longer limited to 25 GB — any additional storage you purchase can be shared and used by Gmail. Or alternatively, if you’re only using a few gigabytes of email storage, but have a lot of large documents and files stored in Google Drive, you can now use your storage primarily for Drive,” Google explains.
Just as before, files created in Docs, Sheets and Slides don’t count against your storage quota. Storage will also be shared with photos you upload to Google+ larger than 2048px.
Google notes, that it’s also making updates to the Google Drive storage page, so user can better understand how they’re using storage space. “Simply hover over the pie chart to see a breakdown of your storage use across Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos,” Google added.
“This change means you’re no longer limited to a 25 GB upgrade in Gmail–any additional storage you purchase now applies there, too. And if you need more storage, this is your place to upgrade, with plans starting at $4.99/month for 100 GB,” Google adds.
Update: Google now let you include images when creating a form. “Photos can be resized, centered, or swapped out for another photo with just a few simple clicks,” inforsm Google.