Buy and manage storage plans

You have 15 GB of free storage to share across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. If you run out of free storage or have more than 15 GB of data to upload, you can buy a storage plan. Once you’ve purchased a storage plan, you can change it to add even more storage or cancel it to return back to the 15 GB of free storage.

The storage plans described here are for personal use. Looking for business storage? Purchase Google Drive storage for your business.

Purchase a storage plan

You can buy extra storage that will be shared across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos.

Buy storage

Storage plans

Here are the monthly storage plans that you can buy. Since you're upgrading from the free option, the plan you choose will be your new total storage limit. For example if you choose 1 TB, your new total storage limit after upgrading will be 1 TB.

There are no annual plans available at this time.

Total storage Monthly rate
15 GB Free
100 GB $1.99
1 TB $9.99
10 TB $99.99
20 TB $199.99
30 TB $299.99

Note: Prices listed above don't include any applicable taxes or fees associated with your country of residence. You may be charged taxes or fees in addition to the prices listed above. Google won’t charge any additional fees.

How to buy storage

If you want to purchase a storage plans, follow these steps:

  1. Go to www.google.com/settings/storage .
  2. Under “Plans”, select a storage plan and click Choose.
  3. Review your confirmation details:
    • The plan you selected
    • The account that the storage will be applied to
    • When your credit card will be charged
  4. Finish your purchase. It may take up to 24 hours for your new storage to become available.

Learn more about purchase policies and conditions.

Manage your storage plan

Once you’ve purchased a storage plan, you can change, cancel, or keep an old plan that you’ve used since Google changed storage plans.

Change your storage plan
  1. Go to www.google.com/settings/storage.
  2. Sign into the Google Account for which you purchased storage.
  3. Your current plan will show in the left box. Select a storage plan to upgrade or downgrade.
  4. Review your choice and click Continue to Wallet.
  5. Enter your payment information.
  6. Click Accept and continue.
  7. Click Finish.

Want to downgrade to free storage? Make sure you're not over the 15 GB free storage limit. Otherwise, you won't be able to downgrade.

Learn how to free up storage space in the Google Drive storage troubleshooter.

Cancel your storage plan

Google Drive storage plans are non-refundable, but you can cancel your plan so that it doesn't automatically renew in the future. To cancel a storage plan, follow these steps:

  1. Go to google.com/settings/storage.
  2. Sign in with the Google Account that has the storage plan you want to cancel.
  3. Your account will show under "Your current plan." Click Downgrade account.
  4. Click the "Downgrade" link next to "Free Account."
  5. Review your options and click Continue to Wallet.
  6. Click Finish to cancel your subscription.
  7. You'll receive a confirmation email. On the start of the next month of your plan, you'll be downgraded to the free storage levels for Google Drive, Google Photos, and Gmail.

Canceled subscriptions are non-refundable and storage plans can't be transferred from one Google Account to another.

Update your payment information

In Google Wallet, you can update the payment information for your Google Drive storage plan at any time. You can learn more about making changes to your payment information at the Google Wallet Help Center.

If an order of yours has been declined, you'll need to update the payment information that you originally provided for that order. Here's how to do it:

  1. Sign in to your Google Wallet account.
  2. Choose how you'd like to update your payment information:
    • Try again to pay with your current card
    • Pay with another card on file
    • Update the billing address or expiration date of your current card
    • Add a new credit card
  3. Click Continue.
  4. After viewing the confirmation screen, click Update to confirm your change.
Older storage plans

In the past few years, Google storage plans have changed. In general, if you're on an older plan, you can stay on that plan as long as you continue to make payments and keep your payment information (like your credit card details) up to date. If you're on an older plan and would like to change or upgrade plans, you'll be able to choose from the plans currently being offered.

In May 2013, Google Drive storage was unified, meaning that your free and purchased storage space is now shared across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. Any storage purchases, promotions, or adjustments that have been applied to your account in the past will be reflected in your amount of unified storage. In other words, your storage space will not be decreased.

If you're curious why you have the amount of storage space you do, visit www.google.com/settings/storage/ and hover over the pie chart to see what storage adjustments have been applied to your account.

Previous storage plans
Pre-April 2012 April 2012 – May 2013 June 2013 - February 2014

Free storage:

  • 7+ GB in Gmail
  • 1 GB in Google Docs (uploaded files only)
  • 1 GB in Picasa

Free storage:

  • 10 GB in Gmail
  • 5 GB between Google Drive and Google Photos

Free storage:

  • 15 GB across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos

Purchased storage shared across:

  • Gmail
  • Google Docs
  • Picasa

Purchased storage shared across:

  • Google Drive and Google Photos
  • Automatically get additional but separate Gmail storage.

Purchased storage shared across:

  • Google Drive
  • Gmail
  • Google Photos
Renew yearly Renew monthly Renew monthly
Pricing structure (prices are yearly)
  • 20 GB - $5
  • 80 GB - $20
  • 200 GB - $50
  • 400 GB - $100
  • 1 TB - $256
  • 2 TB - $512
  • 4 TB - $1024
  • 8 TB - $2048
  • 16 TB - $4096
Pricing structure (prices are monthly)
  • 25 GB - $2.49
  • 100 GB - $4.99
  • 200 GB - $9.99
  • 400 GB - $19.99
  • 1 TB - $49.99
  • 2 TB - $99.99
  • 4 TB - $199.99
  • 8 TB - $399.99
  • 16 TB - $799.99
Pricing structure (prices are monthly)
  • 100 GB - $4.99
  • 200 GB - $9.99
  • 400 GB - $19.99
  • 1 TB - $49.99
  • 2 TB - $99.99
  • 4 TB - $199.99
  • 8 TB - $399.99
  • 16 TB - $799.99

How to keep your old plan

Google Drive storage plans have changed, but you can stay on your old plan as long as you:

  • Keep your account active
  • Keep payment information in Google Wallet accurate and up to date
  • Don’t make adjustments to your current plan

If your account lapses, your credit card is declined, or you choose to change your storage plan in any way (upgrade or downgrade), you’ll be asked to choose from the plans currently being offered. Once you choose a new plan, you'll no longer be able to switch back to the old one.

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