Do you have a Gmail account? If you do then you should learn how to check your Gmail data storage online. Some Gmail account holders already know how to check theirs and are therefore mindful so as not to get their storage space filled up in little time.
However, a host of Gmail account holders do not know about this. Personally, I never knew about this until I reached my limit and then I had to free up some space. And you know before I could do that I had to first check up my data storage space.
How To Check Your Gmail Data Storage Online
Normally Google allows account holders a whopping 15GB free storage space per account. While many users may see this amount as much and generous, you might be surprised how fast it can be exhausted. Yes, 15GB seems to be a lot, but do you know that old messages, documents, and a host of other items might take up your free space quickly than you can ever imagine? This is so true.
Your Google data quota of 15 GB consists of your Gmail account, Google Drive, and your Google photos. In this article, however, I will be focusing mainly on the Gmail aspect of things although they are all interconnected in one way or the other.
Do you know that each mail on your Gmail account has a small data footprint? Yes and one thing that is common among Gmail account holders is that they have these footprints stored in their accounts. Some messages you have also stored May also have attachments that will be taking up additional space. All these factors over time will add up and take a huge chunk of your data space. With the way the Gmail platform is built, it is easier to actually archive emails than to delete them.
As a user, you might be shocked to see that a message you thought you deleted is still very much around and taking up space. To check your Gmail data storage online, go to Google Storage. On the Google storage page, the amount of storage you have used up will be displayed to you and you will also see the storage details. You can also check the data stored on your Gmail account directly by;
- Login to your Gmail account.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the Gmail account page.
- Towards the bottom of the page, on the left column, you will find the current online storage usage.
How To Increase Gmail Storage Space Free
If your Gmail storage space is running low, do you know that you can increase it? Well it is either you buy a storage plan or you can free space by deleting old files and emails. If anyone has ever told you you can get more space for free without deleting or clearing up space or purchasing a plan, please disregard it as the information is false. To permanently delete files on Gmail;
- Login to your Gmail account.
- Type or enter has attachment larger:10M in the search box.
- Click on the search tab or icon. You can replace ‘10’ with a higher number to delete larger files.
- From the search results, select the emails that you don’t need and click delete. Click the menu tab or icon on the left side of the page and then click on trash.
- Click empty trash now at the top of the page.
To permanently delete emails in spam;
- Click on the Spam folder on the left side of the Gmail page.
- You can select specific files or emails you want to delete or click on delete all spam messages now to delete everything. Click on delete forever.
That’s how you increase Gmail storage space for free.
Gmail Storage Plans
Google gives you 15GB of storage space for free. But if on the other hand, the free storage space is not enough for you, you can upgrade to a Google one plan. The plans are as follows;
- Current plan – 15GB storage for free.
- 100GB plan – $1.2 monthly.
- 200GB plan – $2.4 monthly.
- 2TB plan – 5.2 monthly.
These are the storage plans on the platform. you can choose the plan that best suits you and your budget and subscribe to it. The plans listed here are on a monthly basis. You can however choose to subscribe for an annual subscription.