Google policies aiming at counting Google sheets, docs, slides, forms and files have been delayed till 1 February 2022. Google claimed that about 4.3 million gigabytes of files are added across Gmail, Drive and Photos daily.
This delay in its storage policy is made for the workspace and this change is not available now for Google photos, it is found that personal account users will also not receive the new changes made by Google.
Earlier the announcement regarding the storage policy was made in November in which Google announced a 15GB storage for both the G suit and Google photos users from June 1. This new change is an update on the previous announcement and only limited to the docs and other tools related to productivity, this update will not be extended to Google photos. As a result, users will not be able to store high-quality photos for free from June 1 on Google photos.
In one of its blog post, Google said "Any newly created Google Docs, sheets, slides, drawings, forms, or jam board files will count towards storage. Existing files within these products will not count toward storage, unless they're modified on or after February 1, 2022."
The productive offerings like Google Docs, sheets, slides, and many more that are used by the users do not create an impact on the workspace account's cloud storage quota. But the users will not be able to gain this benefit further, as Google stated that it has decided to end these offerings and pay more attention to keep pace with the growing demand for its online tools. Along with this Google also claimed that on daily basis more than 4.3 million gigabytes were added from the drive, photos, gmails.
The change in the storage policies is not applicable to the personal Google accounts, this delay is implemented only on Google workspace and G Suit accounts. For the personal account users the Google docs, sheets, drawings, slides, jam board files, and forms will still remain counting on the personal storage that is 15GB from June 1. In addition to the storage policy of the June timeline, the users will not be able to store high-quality photos on the cloud storage once the 15 GB quota is exceeded.
In one of its blogs, Google added that the delayed policy is for the workspace and G Suit users so that they can adapt to the changes. Google announced that New admin tools will also be added and introduced to the users to help them understand how to maintain and allocate the storage before the policy is implemented..