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

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: Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Sites, and files in "Shared with me." These files only take up space in the owner's Google Drive.
  • Google Photos: Photos and videos stored in "High quality."
If you run out of space

All of your current files will remain, but you won't be able to add new files. For example:

  • Google Drive: You won't be able to sync or upload new files. Syncing between your computer's Google Drive folder and My Drive will stop. You can still create Google documents because they don't take up any storage space.
  • Google Photos: If you store photos in Original quality and run out of storage space, you can buy more storage, back up in High quality (lower resolution), or turn off back up.
  • Gmail: You won't be able to send or receive messages.
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