Google Unifies Storage Space. Just Don’t Upload Full Resolution Google+ Images

Shared storage

Google today announced that the free version of Google accounts will now receive a shared total of 15 GB storage. Previously you received segregated total of 10 GB for Gmail and 5 GB for photos (stored as part of Google+).

This is good for most people –  but there’s one big catch. If you are using Google+ and you turn on the option to upload full resolution photos – be prepared to run out of storage quickly.

These full resolution uploads are charged byte for bye (provided they are over 2048k in size). My account ran low on storage in less than a week and I’m a very light user of Google+ image uploads.


Wayne Schulz is a consultant who writes about the ERP industry and technology related news.