|Google Drive and Google+ Photos||Gmail|
|Free storage||5 GB shared between Google Drive and Google+ Photos||10 GB for messages and attachments|
If you reach the free storage limit, everything in Google Drive, Google+ Photos, and Gmail will still be accessible, but you won't be able to create or add anything new over the free storage limit.
- Google Drive and Google+ Photos: If you've reached or exceeded the free storage limit, you won't be able to sync or upload any new files, and syncing between your Google Drive folder and My Drive stops completely. You'll still be able to create Google Docs, since they don't take up any storage space. For G+ Photos, you will only be able to upload new photos and videos under certain size limits.
- Gmail: If you've reached the 10 GB free storage limit, all new incoming emails will be returned to its sender. This means your inbox will be full, and you won't receive new email.
How Google Drive storage plans work
If you run out of free storage space, Google offers a way to purchase additional storage space shared between Google Drive and G+ Photos. With the purchase of any Google Drive storage plan, your Gmail storage limit will also increase to 25 GB of total storage.
Here are a few important things to know before purchasing a storage plan:
- Google Drive storage purchases are subscriptions that automatically renew. You can cancel your subscription at any time, but storage purchases are non-refundable.
- You can make changes to your storage plan at any time. You'll be upgraded to your new storage level immediately, and your credit card will be charged when you run out of credit.
- A storage plan for one Google account can't be transferred to a different account.
- It can take up to 24 hours before purchased storage is added to your account.
- This storage has limitations for Google Apps users. Learn more.