Friday, August 10, 2007

Google Paid Storage

Google is offering paid storage for Picasa Web Album and Gmail and would extend the program to other services such as Google Docs & Spreadsheet soon. The paid storage could be shared among different services. The cheapest plan start at $20/year for 6GB.

Personally, this idea is pretty disappointing as I am expecting Google to offer unlimited storage to its users in the near future but it seems they are not interested in offering free yet ad monetized storage anymore. Gmail's keen competitor, Yahoo Mail, is offering unlimited storage now and I thought this was the trend. Well, don't imagine you can backup everything on your computer in GDrive, you might only get another gigabyte only. Sigh.

Manage your storage usage | Purchase extra storage

P.S. I would be Off to Iceland until 27 August so this would be the last post before I leave.

5 comments:

Design for MySpace said...

hii,
i can only say that i agree with you about the space provided by the google is not sufficient.

Anonymous said...

so if my subscription is expiring soon and I don't renew, what happens to the albums? do you know?

Keith Chan said...

After your plan expires, your storage limits will be set back to the free levels for each product. All of your existing data (photos, emails, uploaded files) will still be accessible, but you won't be able to add anything new for any product over the free storage limit.

Anonymous said...

I want to cancel the photo storage upgrade. I would not like them to charge $5.00 automatically from my credit card every year. Please help me to find out how to cancel the goodle storage fee.

Keith Chan said...

You can manage your Google paid storage settings here: https://www.google.com/settings/storage/ To cancel paid storage, select Downgrade Account and select the Free Account option.

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