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 normal Google Account

Every Google Account starts with 15 GB of 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 that you choose. You also get extra member benefits and access to support from Google experts, all of which you can share with your family.

You can sometimes get more storage via special promotions and offers.

How much storage you get with a Google One plan

Your Google One storage is added to the 15 GB of storage space that you already have. If you've previously received 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: Upgrade from free storage to Google One

Before Google One:

65 GB of total storage

  • 15 GB of default storage
  • 50 GB of storage from Chromebook, Safer Internet Day or other promotions*

After upgrading to 100 GB Google One membership:

150 GB of total storage

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

 

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

Example: Upgrade from free storage to a Google One family of three

If you share your Google One storage with three family members:

Before Google One:

15 GB of total storage per person

  • 15 GB of default storage 

After upgrading to 100 GB Google One membership with family sharing:

100 GB of total storage available for all persons

  • 15 GB of default storage, reserved for each person
  • 85 GB of storage from Google One membership, shared by all three family members
Example: Upgrade from paid Drive storage to Google One

Before Google One:

150 GB of total storage

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

After upgrading to 200 GB Google One membership:

250 GB of total storage

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

 

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

What counts as storage space and what doesn't

Not all files count against 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'.
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