Remember when Google launched Gmail and promised you’d never have to delete an old email message again? The company offered 1GB of free storage space at a time when few competitors in the web-based email business were offering more than 10MB. And Google has added a little more space for Gmail users every day since then.
Flash forward a few years, and as of yesterday Gmail users had 7.5 GB of storage space for their messages and attachments. But today the company has announced it will bump everyone up to 10GB.
The move comes on the heels of the launch of Google Drive — a service for storing your documents, photos, videos, and other files in the cloud.
All Google users get 5GB of Google Drive disk space for free, and you can pay for premium plans if you need more space than that.
But it seems a little silly that Google gives away twice as much free space for email alone. I might just keep emailing documents to myself as needed.
If you’re still not seeing 10GB in your Gmail inbox yet, just sit tight. Google says they’re rolling out the upgrade over the next 24 hours.