Google Workspace Storage

Storage Limits

Google recently announced new storage limits for Google Workspace for Education (formerly known as G Suite for Education). Currently, Binghamton University Google accounts have unlimited storage for Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos.

The new storage model provides schools and universities with a baseline of 100 TB of pooled storage shared across all users. The model provides enough storage for over 100 million documents, 8 million presentations, or 400,000 hours of video. This model goes into effect across all Google Workspace for Education editions for existing customers in July 2022.

In order to prepare for this change, review your current storage usage and delete any unnecessary files in Drive, Gmail, and Photos. Taking a few minutes to clean out unneeded files now may prevent us from asking you to take action under a deadline later.

  1. To confirm how much storage you’re using, go to
  2. To review and delete large or unnecessary files in Drive, go to
  3. To review and delete large or unnecessary files in shared drives, go to
  4. Consider deleting Drive content that you may have copied to a shared drive. If a file resides in 2 locations, it may be consuming twice the storage space.
  5. To search for and delete unnecessary or large emails, go to Manage files in your Google Drive storage and follow the instructions for Gmail.

More information, including individual storage limits, will be provided later in 2022.


If you would like assistance, please feel free to contact the Binghamton University ITS Help Desk at 607-777-6420 or Submit a Request, and we'll be happy to help.

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