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Tricks to save money on Google Drive, Photos and Gmail storage

Since Google limited the free storage capacity of files began the problems for the millions and millions of users who use cell phones with Android, operating system owned by this company. Is that now there is a 15GB limit for everything used with Google services, i.e. Google Photos, Drive and Gmail. That is to say, very little space.

The thing is, that capacity gets taken up too soon, and the company threatens a scary red warning stripe across all of its services, while also offering to enlarge personal cloud shelves to 100 GB for “modical” 2 dollars per month (850 pesos dollar card) for what used to be free.

All in all, those who can and want to pay for Google’s premium service will only have to click on “More storage”, and the credit card will do the rest. But for those who prefer to continue without paying there are also solutions.

Falls ripe. What you have to do is delete all unnecessary photos, texts and especially video. As? The good thing is that what should be done It is very simple.

Here are a series of techniques to free up space in Google Photos, Drive and Gmail and not have to pay for storage. But first a clarification.

It’s best to perform these tricks on PC, where interacting with these services is much easier than on the phone. Even if you feel that you are more familiar with the mobile version of Google Photos, simply because you take the photos with your cell phone, when it comes to maintaining an account, it becomes much easier to do it from a computer.

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Once the chosen photos and videos have been deleted, do not forget to delete the contents of the Trash.

To access the service on the PC, browsing with Google Chrome, you have to click on the nine dots that are at the top right, where the Google programs are grouped. Once there, you have to click on Photos and enter.

Most likely this is the service that is taking up the most space. It is that the photos weigh much more than the mails, and the videos, not to mention.

Google Photos does not provide the option to sort files by weight. It does it by date or by albums. But before selecting which ones to delete, two things: keep in mind that videos are infinitely larger than photos and pay attention to those photos that were taken repeatedly at the same time. Who does not have dozens of almost identical photos?

It is more comfortable for us to delete by ordering the images in albums, but this may not be the case for everyone.

-The first thing to do on the PC version is to hover your mouse over the photos and videos to be deleted and click on the gray check mark icon located in the upper left corner of the photo or video.

-Then you have to go to the Trash, in the upper right corner of the screen and select the option move to trash. Another option given by the system is Delete from Album, which will delete the file from the album but not from the system. In other words, it will remain in the cloud and no space will be gained.

-Finally, You have to go to the Trash and empty it. If it is not emptied, the photos and videos you have deleted will be automatically deleted after 60 days.

Google Drive

The Drive page orders the files from largest to smallest weight

The Drive page orders the files from largest to smallest weight

-In the Google Drive account you have to go to the Storage tab in the menu on the left side of the screen.

-The Storage page Sort your files from largest to smallest weightif not, you can configure it on the right side of the menu.

-Then you have to choose the files you want to delete and then Click on the Trash located at the top right of the screen. It must be remembered that, for our purpose, the first files, that is, the largest, have more value.

-Finally, go to the Trash, empty it, and when you update Drive, you will notice more available space.


The emails saved with heavy attachments are the ones that complicate.

The emails saved with heavy attachments are the ones that complicate.

-Access to the Gmail account and write in the search engine “has:attachment larger:10MB”. This will show you emails with attachments larger than 10MB in order from largest to smallest.

-Then you have to check the boxes to the left of each email you want to delete, and then click the Trash icon in the upper right corner of the screen.

-As in the two previous cases, we then go to the Trash menu and empty it so that these files disappear permanently.


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