Gmail and Google Docs increase free storage space

Hot on the heels of today's official reveal of Google Drive, two more of Google's online services have added more free storage space. One of them is the popular Gmail web-based email service. The official Gmail blog has posted word that the free storage space has been increased to 10 GB, up from the previous 7.5 GB of space.

The change in Gmail free storage will happen over the next 24 hours, according to the blog post. Just a reminder; if you purchase one of Google Drive's many options for free cloud storage space, your storage in Gmail will also increase to 25 GB at no extra charge.

In addition, News.com reports that Google Docs users now have even more free space to work with. Previously, there was just 1 GB of free space to create and store documents. Now that amount has been increased to 5 GB of free space.

Both the Gmail and Google Docs storage bumps are likely designed to help out users of the newly launched Google Drive, which offers 5 GB of free storage space for video, pictures and documents. As we reported earlier, Google is also offering a number of paid options to increase space in Google Drive, all the way up to a huge 16 TB of cloud space for an equally huge $799.99 a month.

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I noticed an odd space on my xoom home screen and this morning it dawned on me that the docs toolbar was missing. all the changes are positive i am sure but i have been using the 20gig/$5 a year service for a while. i am not sure changes to that suit me.

I remember when they were offering 2GB and how huge that was. This was back when the typical web based email provider only allowed about 200MB of storage (IIRC).

Yet another service that doesn't appear to work properly for google apps / business users... I can enable it within my Domains console but it still doesn't let me use it.
Google Drive is not yet enabled for the **** Domain...

Just like Google+
and Gmail themes, and half it's 'add-ons' come to think of it.

SteveMackinnon said,
Yet another service that doesn't appear to work properly for google apps / business users... I can enable it within my Domains console but it still doesn't let me use it.
Google Drive is not yet enabled for the **** Domain...

Just like Google+
and Gmail themes, and half it's 'add-ons' come to think of it.

Mine is working on my domain and it has been working for some hours.

Windrider said,

Mine is working on my domain and it has been working for some hours.

Did you do anything to enable it through your control panel? or did it JUST work?

I really wish all of Google's services used Drive for storing files and therefore we would have one metre to watch for all our Google storage.

thealexweb said,
I really wish all of Google's services used Drive for storing files and therefore we would have one metre to watch for all our Google storage.

they'll probably unify at some point or at least come up with a tool to keep track of them all.