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15 GB for everything: New Google storage plan

Google is now offering its users 15 gigabytes of combined free storage space for emails, pictures and files. Up till now the figure was 10 GB for Gmail and 5 GB for Google Drive and Google+ photos.

In future there will be a common quota of 15 GB combining Gmail, Drive and the photos on the company’s social network, Google+. Extra capacity can be purchased. The cost of 100 gigabytes is 4.99 dollars a month while 200 GB can be bought for 9.99 dollars per month.

The new scheme is being rolled out gradually for all Google accounts.