What’s New at Google?

Google can give just as much as it can take away. That’s what avid Google product users are learning once again today.

Just days after Google shocked some by shuttering its SMS search, Google announced on Monday that it is combining its free storage options across multiple apps.

“Life gets a bit easier when your Google products work well together—whether that’s inserting a Drive file into an email or sharing a photo from Drive on Google+,” Google posted on its official Gmail blog. “As this experience becomes more seamless, separate storage doesn’t make as much sense anymore. So instead of having 10 GB for Gmail and another 5 GB for Drive and Google+ Photos, you’ll now get 15 GB of unified storage for free to use as you like between Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos.”

With this new combined storage space, you won’t have to worry about how much you’re storing and where. For example, maybe you’re a heavy Gmail user but light on photos, or perhaps you were bumping up against your Drive storage limit but were only using 2 GB in Gmail. Now it doesn’t matter, because you can use your storage the way you want.

To read the full announcement, which has pleasantly surprised no shortage of Google loyalists today, click here.