Internet search giant Google has extended the timeline for the changes in its storage policy for Google Workspace account holders.
High quality photos will count towards Drive quota beginning June 1, 2021 as there is no change to this timeline. However, any newly created Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, or Jamboard files will count toward storage after February 1, 2022. Existing files within these products will not count toward storage, unless they’re modified on or after February 1, 2022, said Google in a post on Workspace updates.
To recall, in November 2020, Google had said that starting June 1, 2021 Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, and Jamboard files will count toward “your free 15 GB of allotted storage or any additional storage provided through Google One.”
“People are uploading more content than ever before—in fact, more than 4.3 million GB are added across Gmail, Drive, and Photos every day. These changes to our storage policy are necessary to provide our users with a great experience and to keep pace with the growing demand,” said the company.
Readers must note that there is no change in the storage policy timeline for personal Google accounts. These changes will apply to all customers with Google Workspace and G Suite licenses.