Before, you have 10GB free storage for Gmail and 5GB for Google Drive and Google+ photo sharing. But now, you are not limited in this restriction, you’re totally in control over how you want to use the storage space, 6 GB for Gmail, 5GB for Drive and 4 GB for Google+. As Google announced on May 13, 2013, that you’ll have 15GB of free storage sharing 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.
Google also said that users can check the Google Drive storage Web page to see a visualization of how they are using their storage space. In pie chart form, the page will show users how their storage breaks down between the three services. Users can also turn to this page to purchase more storage if necessary.
According to the company, the change will be rolling out to users over next few weeks.
I do think this is really a good news, as I use Google Drive and Gmail mostly in daily work and life, but seldom share photos on Google+, so I can now spare the storage for Google+ to Gmail and Drive.
Which one do you use often? Gmail? Google Drive or Google+ Photos sharing? Please leave your comments to share your ideas.