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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