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Google Docs Storage Increased From 1GB to 5GB Ahead of Rumored Google Drive Launch

by Killian Bell | April 24, 2012April 24, 2012 6:00 am PDT

Google Docs storage increase

Earlier today, a source “familiar with the matter” claimed Google Drive will make its debut today, April 24, offering each and every user 5GB of free cloud-based storage. Google has now strengthened that claim by increasing Google Docs storage from 1GB to 5GB as standard.

While the increase isn’t apparent to all users just yet (my account still hasn’t been updated, for example), many — including The Verge — are reporting that their storage increased earlier today. It would appear, then, that this is a staggered rollout that will gradually make its way to all users over the course of the next few days.

While we can’t be certain that this increase is indeed linked to the Google Drive service, it’s looking like the two may go hand-in-hand. After all, integrating Google Docs into the Google Drive service seems to make a great deal of sense, and if that happens, you’ll likely be sharing your 5GB worth of storage between the two.

It’s certainly feasible that the increase is happening in preparation for Google Docs. But if this morning’s rumor is correct, we should get confirmation of that from Google itself later today.

Has your Google Docs storage limit been increased yet?

[via The Verge]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...