Google announced Monday that it has combined its free storage options across multiple apps, making it easier to manage how much space you’re using in Google Drive, Gmail, and Google+. Previously users had to separately track the 10GB of free space allotted for Gmail and the 5GB of free space allotted for Drive. Now, they have 15GB of unified space to use among all the Google apps, and any additional storage they purchase can be used wherever it is most needed.
To put these changes in perspective, Google offered a clear example:
Maybe you’re a heavy Gmail user but light on photos, or perhaps you were bumping up against your Drive storage limit but were only using 2 GB in Gmail. Now it doesn’t matter, because you can use your storage the way you want.
Check out a screenshot of the new storage management tool and soon-to-come storage option changes below: