When you create a Google account, you get 15GB of free cloud storage. While this may seem like a lot to starters, the storage quota is shared between Google Drive, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Photos, and other services.
Therefore, you may be wondering how much storage space you have left in your Google account. Here's how to check the storage space in your Google account.
How Google Matters Storage
Starting June 1, 2021, Google made some radical changes to its cloud storage policy. While the free cloud storage quota of 15GB per user has remained the same, the company has changed what matters to the allocated storage quota.
In Google's new cloud storage policy, the “high quality” photos you upload to Google Photos and any documents, spreadsheets, slides, drawings, forms, or documents you create now count towards your free storage.
How to check your free remaining Google storage
With that in mind, it's helpful to know how much storage is left. To check how much storage is left, follow these steps.
- Go up .
- Log in to your Google account by entering your email and password.
- Once you're in, Google will give you a breakdown of the amount of storage used across Gmail, Google Photos, and Google Drive.
If you are already logged into your Google account, you will see these statistics without further action.