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Apr 25, 2012 at 01:41pm IST

10 GB for your emails: Google adds 2.5 GB to your Gmail storage

New Delhi: Google launched Gmail as an invitation-only beta on April 1, 2004 and it has gradually over a span of eight years increased the storage from 1 GB to 7.5 GB.

Now to celebrate the launch of its much anticipated Google Drive cloud storage and sync product Google has announced that it is giving Gmail users 2.5 GB of additional storage.

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In a post on the official Gmail blog, Nicholas Behrens, software engineer at Google's Gmail team, said, "Today, we're happy to announce that we're increasing everyone's free storage in Gmail from 7.5 GB to 10 GB (and counting) to celebrate today's launch of Google Drive."

Google adds 2.5 GB to your Gmail storage

To celebrate the launch Google Drive Google is giving Gmail users 2.5 GB of additional storage.

Your Gmail storage counter will not immediately jump up by two-and-a-half gigs but is expected to happen gradually.

ALSO SEE Google launches 'Google Drive' cloud storage

Gmail storage is not fixed and keeps gradually increasing. On its first anniversary Gmail had announced that it would "keep giving people more space forever." This means that your 10 GB will also also keep increasing, albeit at a slow pace.

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