#1 By: howtogeek, May 14th, 2013 13:36
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/163270/google-merges-gmail-and-google-drive-storage-into-a-single-shared-storage-space/
Making the most efficient use of the free storage space provided by Google has been a quirky business at times. Perhaps you are a ‘heavy’ user of Google Drive and Google+ Photos, but have lots of space left in Gmail and wish you could trade that storage space out. Consider your wish granted! Google is in the process of merging all storage space across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google+ Photos into one unified and shared storage space that you can use as best suits your needs.
#2 By: A happy, May 14th, 2013 13:37
That is going to be a useful feature for many, as they tend to focus on one of the services, rather than them all.
#3 By: Sudo Bash, May 14th, 2013 13:48
Alright, now I might actually use Google Drive. I was very frustrated that my email account had more storage than the Drive itself. But I think I will still hold off until Google gets its act together and brings out a Linux client. Dropbox still works for now.
#4 By: nicarb, May 15th, 2013 10:36
I don't see how I can use the storage space as best suits my needs. My Google Drive is already almost full but still 5gb only. Gmail had some space available, because I keep my account tidy and remove all unnecessary emails but I see that now my gmail account has been increased to 10gb while my Google Drive has not been increased at all
#5 By: Lowell Heddings, May 15th, 2013 11:05
They are supposed to be rolling this out slowly over the next few weeks.
#6 By: nicarb, May 15th, 2013 11:27
Well it seems that it has already been rolled out for me because I now have 15GB, everything included. Perhaps you mean that they'll be rolling out the capacity of managing your space?
However, unlike what I read on CNET, my space has not been multiplied by 3 because I already had just under 10gb for gmail and now it has been increased to 10gb, which is a slight improvement but far from triple.
#7 By: Lowell Heddings, May 15th, 2013 11:31
I'm not sure that you read it correctly. The free version of Google Drive had 5 GB of storage space, while Gmail had 10GB. They are combining that together into 15GB total, which means that if you have a free Google Drive account you now have 15 GB of space instead of 5, which is triple.
If your Gmail is still showing 10 GB, you haven't been updated yet.
#8 By: nicarb, May 15th, 2013 11:45
Thanks for clarifying. I'll wait.
#9 By: theMike, May 15th, 2013 20:32
i tried to avoid googe at a costs until i got an android, they are improving...