Gmail Storage

Google allows its users to store up to 15GB of data. It's shared across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Photos. 

Check your Google storage

To see how much storage you're using:

  1. Go to
  2. In the Total storage section, click View details to see the detail information.

How to check your Google storage

Buy a storage plan

If you're reaching your storage limit, you can buy more storage. Your upgraded plan will be your new total storage limit. For example, if you upgrade to 1TB, your storage limit is 1TB (not 1TB + 15GB of free storage).

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Items that count toward your storage limit

  1. Gmail: All messages and attachments in your Gmail, including those in your Spam and Trash folders.
  2. Google Drive: Files up to 5 TB that you’ve stored in Drive including PDFs, images, and videos. Anything you’ve made with Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, Sites and Slides doesn’t count toward your storage limit.
  3. Google Photos: If you choose "Original" in your Google Photos upload settings, your photos will count towards your storage limit.

Items that don't count toward your storage limit

  1. Google Drive: Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, and files in "Shared with me."
  2. Google Photos: Photos and videos stored using the "High Quality" size.
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