To avoid paying additional Google fees, all Gmail users should check their inbox RIGHT NOW.
Last month, Google added a new tax, and looking through your Gmail account could help you avoid paying it.
Google made a major change to its Photos service early last month, removing the option to keep an unlimited number of photographs for free. That all changed on June 1st, when each image uploaded to Google’s servers was now counted toward a 15GB limit.
When things get too crowded, Google will urge customers to start paying for more RAM, which can cost up to £7.99 per month. You might be wondering what this has to do with your Gmail account and why checking your inbox is a good idea.
The storage limit is set across a number of Google services, including Photos, Gmail, and Drive, and it applies to all Google accounts.
That means your Gmail inbox and Google Drive are also counting against your 15GB limit.
“Any new photographs and videos you post starting June 1, 2021, will count against the free 15 GB of storage that comes with every Google Account or the additional storage you’ve paid as a Google One member,” Google writes. Google Drive, Gmail, and Photos all share your Google Account storage.”
Despite the fact that an email is plainly not the same size as a snapshot taken with your smartphone, thousands of messages can quickly mount up and put a dint in your budget.
Friends and family can clutter up your Gmail by sending you endless videos, PDFs, images, and other things, pushing you closer to the 15GB limit.
Years of not checking an inbox can lead to massive amounts of data being stored there, so it may be time to spend a few hours cleaning it out.
It’s simple to see how much space your Gmail and Drive accounts consume.
All you have to do is go to Google’s storage page, which has a simple chart that shows how much space each service is taking up and how much space you have remaining.
If you’re approaching the limit and there’s nothing else you can delete, you’ll have to start paying a monthly cost through Google One.
Extra space costs £1.59 per month for 100GB, £2.49 for 200GB, and £7.99 for 500GB. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”