From June 1, Google Docs, Sheets or Slides files will be deducted from the free 15 GB of Google One. Once this level is exceeded, it will be necessary to proceed to the cash register.
This Wednesday, Google took stock of the upcoming news for its online storage offer. In addition to ending free hosting for high-quality snapshots on Google Photos, the company also announced that Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides files will now be deducted from your storage starting next year.
In a blog post, the firm announced that from June 1, 2021, all new documents created on Google Drive would be deducted from the hosting offered by Google. This was not the case until now, since users had to pay for files uploaded to Google’s cloud platform, but files created directly from Google tools were not included in this limit. .
Starting June 1, all new Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, and Jamboard files will be counted against your free allocated storage of 15 GB or your storage provided through Google One. Files already created on these products will not be counted from storage, unless they are changed on or after June 1.
All files will be counted
On a dedicated support page, Google goes a little further in specifying the files that will be deducted from storage on Google Drive. Until now, the company only counted the external files that were hosted there, such as PDFs, images or videos. From now on, this will be the case for all “files created or modified in collaborative creation applications ».
If the quota is exceeded, users will therefore have to delete Google Drive files, or subscribe to a paid storage offer on Google One. It is possible to upgrade to 100 GB (19.99 euros per year), 200 GB (29.99 euros per year) or 2 TB (99.99 euros per year).