Currently, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and other productivity offerings that you use don’t impact your Workspace account’s cloud storage quota. Google, however, stated that it decided to end that benefit to keep pace with the growing demand for its online tools. The company claimed that more than 4.3 million gigabytes were added across Gmail, Drive, and Photos on a daily basis.
It should be noted that the delay in the implementation of Google’s latest storage policy is limited to customers with Google Workspace and G Suite accounts. This means that it won’t be applicable if you’re on a personal Google account. Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, and Jamboard files created by personal Google account users will still be counted toward their 15GB storage limit from June 1. The existing June timeline also applies to Google Photos that will no longer be able to allow high-quality photos to be saved in the cloud storage after exceeding the free 15GB quota.
Google said in the blog that it has delayed the policy for Workspace and G Suite accounts to “empower Google Workspace admins to adapt” to the new model and optimise their storage ahead of February next year. New admin tools will also be introduced to help Enterprise customers identify and manage how storage is used and allocated before the policy gets implemented.