Another App Is Bringing Up Your Google One Storage
Your Google One cloud storage is shared across a slew of apps like Gmail, Drive, and Photos — whether it’s a free 15GB by default for all new accounts or you’ve paid to get an extra one, it’s easily diluted could. But for some of us, we sometimes forget that until we can back up another photo or we are urged to delete the email. Now, Google is adding another place where you can keep track of your storage by including a kind of reminder in Gmail.
According to 9to5Google, this new storage indicator is becoming widely available on both Android and iOS mobile apps. You’ll find it by tapping on your account avatar at the top-right corner of the screen. The new storage bar, located just below your active account information at the top of the menu, features a cloud logo with company colors along with your total storage and the percentage you’ve consumed. Tapping the bar opens the storage manager, where you can see exactly which services are taking up your space. You can also free up storage or go to Google One to upgrade it.
Left: Old interface. Middle and Right: new interface
In the past, you had to do an extra tap on Manage your Google Account to access this information. This will take you from Gmail to the Google app where you can navigate to the Payments & Subscriptions tab and scroll down to Account Storage. If this sounds like a real hassle, well, that’s because it is.
Gmail connects to Google Photos, which has its own storage bar, and a somewhat similar Drive in the navigation drawer. It would certainly be a plus if Google expands storage management to other apps such as Docs and Sheets.