How to free up storage in Gmail and increase space in Google drive of the same account?
Google provides 15GB of free storage for a single Google account that is shared across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. As of today, 15GB is nothing for a user who is working online and uses Google Photos for clearing up device storage. After using up 15GB of storage of Google account users cannot get new mails, upload any photos, or open a drive link/document from that account as the free is space is already used up.
To see how much space you have left, on a computer, go to google.com/settings/storage
Having a situation like the above-shown image? here is what you can do to free up space from your Google account by clearing up Gmail space.
How to clear Gmail space?
A user usually uses multiple e-commerce websites like Flipkart, Amazon, beauty websites and etc but while creating those accounts they also check the newsletter/promotions box. By that users get the promotion and newsletters from these websites and fill up their email storage.
Users probably have a lot of messages in their inbox from retailers, mailing lists, and other sources that are no longer useful (or weren’t useful in the first place).
There’s an easy way to check for emails that were sent out automatically. You have to just do a Gmail search for “unsubscribe” with the quotes. This will bring up every message with the word unsubscribe, which mailing lists usually include at the bottom of messages.
By the above search Google sort emails from retailers, mailing lists, and other automated lists into the ‘Promotions’ tab. If you want to include messages that Gmail thinks are promotional emails, add “OR category: promotions” (without quotes) to your search.
After the results are displayed you can check what companies subscriptions or promotions you have applied. Now you can open the mail and scroll at the bottom of the mail to find the unsubscribe option to remove the company from your subscription list. After unsubscribing, you can check the select-multiple option at the top left for selecting all promotional emails and delete them in bulk.
After you’re done wiping them out, open the Trash folder in the Gmail sidebar (you might have to click ‘More’ in the sidebar first), and click ‘Empty trash now.’ Note: Google automatically gets the trash empty after 30 days of deletion of emails.
Now you can again check the space you have left, on a computer, go to google.com/settings/storage. If you still find that your Gmail space is occupying more data then you can find for large attachment files that are sent to you. Emails with large attachments, either sent or received by you, can also be taking up a significant amount of space. Open Gmail on your phone or desktop, and do a search for “size:5m” (without the quotes). This will display all emails that are 5MB or larger in size.
You can also just select all of them and move them to the trash in one scoop, just like with the junk mail, if you’re not worried about losing whatever information is stored in the attachments. Again, make sure to clear your Trash once you’re done.
Done!!! This is how you can free up space of your Google account by deleting unwanted emails. If you find any difficulty while performing this tutorial mention it in the comment section below. We will try to solve the issue ASAP!!! For more news on tech and cybersecurity subscribe to our newsletter from here