How your existing storage works with Google One

Google One is a subscription plan that gives you more storage to use across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos.

Your Google One membership will replace your current plan, not add to it.

How much storage you get with a free Google Account

Every Google Account starts with free storage that’s shared across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. When you upgrade to Google One, your total storage increases to 100 GB or more, depending on the plan you choose. You also get extra member benefits and access to support from Google experts -- all of which you can share with your family.

Special promotions and offers sometimes offer more storage.

How much storage comes with a Google One plan

Your Google One storage is added on top of your free 15 GB of storage space. If you previously got extra storage as part of a promotion, you'll keep that storage, too.

Note: When your promotion expires, your free and paid storage totals go back to what they were before the promotion.

Example: Switch to 100GB storage plan

Your Google account starts with free storage:

15 GB free storage

If you buy storage with a Google One membership, it adds to that total:

  • 15 GB default storage
  • 85 GB storage from Google One membership

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100 GB of total storage


If you receive a promotional deal (such as 50GB of storage from buying a Chromebook), that adds to your storage total: 

  • 15 GB free storage
  • 50 GB storage from any promotional deals*
  • 85 GB storage from Google One membership

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150 GB of total storage
 
*If the promotions end, participation will no longer be available.

Example: Storage upgrade with family sharing

Your free account starts with free storage:

  • 15 GB of free storage per person

 Each member in your family also gets the same free storage:

  • 15 GB free storage 

With a 100GB storage upgrade via Google One, all members of your family share 100 GB: 

  • 15 GB free storage for each person
  • 85 GB storage from Google One membership, shared by all 3 family members
Example upgrade from paid Drive storage to Google One

Before Google One:

150 GB of total storage

  • 100 GB paid Drive storage
  • 50 GB storage from Chromebook, Safer Internet Day, or other promotions*

After upgrade to 200 GB Google One membership:

250 GB of total storage

  • 15 GB default storage
  • 50 GB storage from Chromebook, Safer Internet Day, or other promotions*
  • 185 GB storage from Google One membership

 

* If the promotions end, participation will no longer be available.

What uses your storage space

Not all files use your storage. If you're running low, learn how to clear storage space.

These items take up space
  • Google Drive:
    • Most files in your "My Drive," including PDFs, images, and videos.
    • Items in your Trash. Learn how to empty your trash.
    • Starting June 1, 2021, any newly created Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, or Jamboard files will count toward storage. Existing files will not count toward storage, unless they're modified on or after June 1.
  • Gmail: Messages and attachments, such as items in your Spam and Trash folders
  • Google Photos:

Remove hidden data from apps in Google Drive

  1. On your computer, go to drive.google.com.
  2. Click Settings Settings and then Settings.
  3. On the left, click Manage apps.
  4. If there's hidden data, you can find the amount under the app's description.
  5. To delete this data, click Options and then Delete hidden app data.
These items don't take up space

Google Drive: 

  • Files in "Shared with me" and shared drives. These files only take up space in the owner's Google Drive. 
  • Google Sites. 
  • Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Jamboard, and Drawings files you create before June 1, 2021, and don't edit after that date. 

Google Photos: Photos and videos backed up in High quality or Express quality before June 1, 2021. 

What happens if you run out of space
  • Gmail: You won't be able to send or receive messages. Messages sent to you will be returned to the sender.
    • Starting June 1, 2021: If you remain inactive or go over your storage quota for 2 years or longer, all of your emails may be deleted.
  • Google Drive: You won't be able to sync or upload new files. You won't be able to create new files in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, and Jamboard. Until you reduce your storage usage, neither you nor anyone else can edit or copy your affected files. Syncs between your computer's Google Drive folder and My Drive will stop. 
    • Starting June 1, 2021: If you remain inactive or go over your storage quota for 2 years or longer, your content within the affected product(s) may be deleted.
  • Google Photos: You won't be able to upload photos and videos in Original quality. If you want to add any more photos and videos, you can either upload or back up in High quality (lower resolution), or turn off Back up & sync.
    • Starting June 1, 2021: You also won't be able to upload photos and videos in High quality or Express quality if you are out of storage. And if you remain inactive or go over your storage quota for 2 years or longer, all of your photos and videos may be deleted.
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