Google Delays its Policy for Free File Storage Limit Until February 2022

Google has deferred its proposal forcing Workspace customers to count Google Docs, Cards, Slides, Sketches, Shapes, and Jamboard data against the general storage limit until February 1, 2022. The latest move removes the search giant’s November decision, in which it revealed a 15GB capacity limit for all Google Workspace (previously known as G Suite) and Google Photos customers beginning June 1.

The wait will only apply to Google Docs and other productivity tools, and it will not be extended to Google Images. This means that users using Google Photos would not be able to store high-quality pictures for free. “Storage will be added to all newly developed Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, or Jamboard images.

Existing files in these items will not be counted against storage until they are changed on or after February 1, 2022, according to Google. Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and other productivity tools that you use right now have little effect on your Workspace account’s cloud storage limit.

google delays its policy for free file storage limit until february 2022

Google, on the other hand, stated that it decided to end the benefit in order to keep up with the and demand for its online tools. Every day, the company claims that more than 4.3 million gigabytes are added to Gmail, Drive, and Photos. It should be noted that customers with Google Workspace and G Suite accounts will experience a pause in the rollout of Google’s latest storage policy.

This means that if you’re using a personal Google account, it won’t be applicable. From June 1, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, and Jamboard data generated by private Google account users will also be counted against their 15GB capacity limit. The current June timeline also extends to Google Photos, which will no longer be able to store high-quality photographs inside the cloud storage after exhausting the free 15GB limit.

Google stated on its blog that the policy for Workspace and G Suite accounts has been postponed to “empower Google Workspace administrators to adapt” to the latest model and optimise their storage ahead of February next year. Before the policy is implemented, new admin instruments will be released to assist Enterprise customers decide and manage how storage is used and allotted.

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