Google has increased the files storage capacity by as much as thrice of what it used to be. The company said on Monday that file storage utility is set to increase from 5GB to 15GB across all its services namely Google+, Drive, and Gmail.
Google has made the announcement right before the Google I/O developers conference is set to begin this week. The changes announced by Google will “roll out over the next couple of weeks,” said Google in its blog post. In case of businesses using Google Apps their storage capacity shall be increased across Google Drive, Google+, and Gmail from 25GB to 30GB.
The new storage space offered to people using Google services is the most generous storage capacity extended by any player in the free online-storage category. Competitors such as Dropbox offers only 2GB to free subscribers, as Microsoft SkyDrive users get 7GB free space. Apple iCloud, Amazon Cloud Storage, and SugarSync however only offer 5GB free space to subscribers. After the announcement was made, a Google Drive update was also announced last week allowing users to save files from the Web to Drive directly.