Gmail users get Google Fax and 10GB for e-mail

After launching the highly anticipated Google Drive, the search giant now plans to offer its Gmail users an additional 2.5GB storage capacity. Over the years, Google has increased the Gmail storage capacity from 1GB to 7.5GB and this new move will entitle Gmail users to an overall of 10GB storage space. "Today, we're happy to announce that we're increasing everyone's free storage in Gmail from 7.5GB to 10GB (and counting) to celebrate today's launch of Google Drive,” said Nicholas Behrens, software engineer at Google's Gmail team. However, one cannot expect their Google storage to bump up instantly, as it is said to happen gradually.


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The additional storage will be rolled out across the globe in stages, first the space will be increased to 8GB, then 9GB and finally to 10GB. Knowing Google, we know this isn't going to the end off the storage bump and the capacity will further increase in the coming years, keeping in mind the increasing number of people who are moving towards digital content for personal and professional use. Besides, the company maintains that users have the option to buy additional storage that starts at 25GB for $2.49 per month.


According to Seattle Pi, Gmail has the ability to send and receive online fax directly. It is as simple as doing it from a normal fax machine, in fact said to be much simpler. Google is trying to merge fax machine with e-mail for quicker work and enhanced productivity. To use Google fax, a Gmail user would require an online Fax number. It is a virtual phone number that can be used to send and receive faxes. Several online fax companies have added the ability for users to send and receive faxes via web-based email accounts. Fax numbers are available for about $8 per month and businesses still use fax in a big way.

Published Date: May 03, 2012 04:31 pm | Updated Date: May 03, 2012 04:31 pm