Gmail and Picasa Storage Can Be Used for Any File

By: Chris Crum - January 15, 2010

Google recently announced that it was launching a new feature for Google Docs, which would allow users to upload and store any kind of file. What may not have been clear, however, is that this new storage from Google isn’t limited to just Google Docs.

The company is saying that Gmail and Picasa storage can also be used. Google Docs Product Marketing Manager Peter Harbison writes:

Each account will get 1 GB of free storage in Google Docs (in addition to the 1 GB of free storage in Picasa Web Albums and over 7 GB of free storage in Gmail) and will be able to upload any file up to 250 MB. If you’ve already purchased additional storage for Picasa Web Albums and Gmail, that storage is now shared with Google Docs as well, giving you more ways to use your online storage space. As we announced in November, additional storage is only $0.25 per GB per year. And because of the enthusiastic response, the Google Photos team has extended the special offer with Eye-Fi: users in the US or Canada who purchase 200 GB of extra storage for $50 will receive a free wifi-enabled SD card from Eye-Fi.

Picasa Storage

Google says the feature will be rolled out over the next couple of weeks. There will be a notification bubble when you sign into Google Docs.

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  • Sandeep Verma

    This may be a question in coming time how reliable the storage is when every person will use the storage, will it be available free always and will be available after century too.

  • Andi Haerul

    I very happy to meet this article too many info to me. thanks

  • Brent Haeseker

    Google’s Picasa is both an excellent app and web service – what I prefer to use for managing my personal photo collection. But their storage pricing was just not competitive to Flickr’s low flat rate for unlimited storage. Google’s updated pricing may lure me back to using Picasa.

  • Bdd

    Warning! Before paying for 80 or 200GB or any amount of storage from Google, READ the user forums and complaints! Their service is great if you have just a few photos, but once you want to upload your data “to the cloud” you’re met with tons of limits and restrictions, often contrary to what they advertise!