Google Storage Limits

In January 2023, Google will begin limiting data storage for education accounts. These limits will be for all data in Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. In preparation for these changes, we’ll be reviewing storage limits across all accounts to ensure our available storage is shared equitably.

St. Vrain’s Current Standard Google Storage Limits

  • Students: 10 GB
  • Teachers and Staff: TBD this Fall (Currently unlimited)

In cases where storage limits are surpassed, we will be assigning scaled limits so learning is not interrupted and affected people have time to review and delete unnecessary files. We will be reaching out to schools to help identify and assist any affected students. 

  • To review how much storage is used and delete large or unnecessary files in Drive, go to Google Drive and click Storage. 

After January 1, if an account runs out of storage, these services will be affected until the person frees up more space.

  • Drive – They won’t be able to sync or upload new files. They will not be able to create new files in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, and Jamboard. Until they reduce the amount of storage they use, no one can edit or copy their shared files. 
  • Photos – They won’t be able to add more or back up existing photos or videos.
  • Gmail (unaffected) – They will still be able to send and receive email.