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How much stuff can I store in Google?

posted Sep 14, 2014, 6:03 PM by Susan Briere   [ updated Sep 14, 2014, 6:08 PM ]
Your Google account comes with 30GB of storage.

Items that count toward your storage limit
Gmail: All the messages and attachments in your mail, including those in your Spam and Trash folders.
  • Drive: Files you’ve stored in Drive, like PDFs, images, and videos. Anything you’ve made with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides won’t count toward your storage limit.
  • Google+ Photos: Only photos over 2048x2048 pixels and videos longer than 15 minutes count toward your storage limit.

If you exceed your storage limit, you'll receive warnings and you'll need to free up storage as soon as you can. Otherwise, you won’t be able to sync or upload additional items to your Drive or add photos to Google+. After a period of time, incoming messages to your Gmail account will be returned to the sender and you won’t be able to send new messages.

Items that don't count toward your storage limit
  • Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Presentations, Drawings, etc.
  • Files that others have shared with you
Wonder how much space your're currently using? Check here: