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