Manage storage in Google Workspace

3. Options to get more storage

Education customers go to Free up or get more storage for your institution

If you are running out of storage in your organization, you can upgrade your edition or buy licenses for employees who don't have them yet to increase your organization’s pooled storage limit.

Compare how much storage each edition offers in this storage comparison chart. And you can learn more about the offerings in Switch Google Workspace​​​ editions.

Upgrade edition (recommended)

To see the upgrade paths available to you:

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using an account with super administrator privileges (does not end in

  2. Go to Billing.
  3. Click ​​Add or upgrade a subscription.
  4. Click Switch for the edition you’re interested in, and a page opens that compares your current edition and the upgraded edition.
  5. After you find the plan you want, continue through the order flow.

Add more users

To add users who don't have licenses yet, purchase more user licenses. For Education customers, learn how to get more storage.


  • Enterprise Standard or Enterprise Plus customers who want more storage can request it as needed by contacting Google Support once every 90 days.
  • You can’t add more storage in Google Workspace on a per-user basis or buy more Drive storage per user for Workspace customers. The storage added by upgrading or adding more users goes to your organization’s total pooled storage, which you can then allocate to individual users through groups or organizational units through storage policies. Learn more about setting user storage limits.
  • We’ve been working with our customers to transition them to Google Workspace since it launched in 2020. As of June 2022, the G Suite legacy storage add-ons are no longer available to purchase. If you’re a customer with this add-on, we’ll contact you when it’s time to transition your storage to a Workspace offering.

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