Google Increases File Size Limit In Google Docs
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UPDATED 7/21/11 2:30 PDST: Google has increased the maximum storage space size for files that can be stored for free within Google Docs from 1GB to 10GB.  There has been no increase in amount of storage that accompanies the Google Docs accounts however - that amount remains at 1GB. The increased file storage limit is only applicable to users who purchase additional storage space from Google. The change was first reported by Google Docs Product Manager Scott Johnston in a Google Plus post.

In addition to creating documents online, Google Docs allows users to upload word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations from their own computers that can be converted to the Google Docs format for online editing and sharing. Users can also upload other filetypes (e.g., PDF, WMV, EPS, mp3).

Google offers a pre-set amount of free storage space for each of its services as follows:


  • Gmail provides over 7GB for messages.
  • Docs provides 1 GB for uploaded files (documents created in Google Docs and converted files don't count towards this limit).
  • Picasa Web provides 1 GB for photos and videos. (However, Google+ provides unlimited storage for photos. Videos up to 15 minutes in length can also be stored in the Google+ accounts.)


Free storage from one product cannot be used by or transferred to another product. Additional purchased storage space can be shared among Google services.

Google has not yet updated its Help Pages to reflect the increase.


It is unclear if the size limits that have applied to individual filetypes still apply.


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