Education customers go to Free up or get more storage for your institution.

To free up space in your own Google Account, go here instead.

If you are running out of storage in your organization, you can free up storage or explore your options for getting more storage.


How to free up storage space

Message high-storage users

Email users in your organization who use the most storage and ask them to delete large files they don’t need to store in Google Workspace. You can find your top storage users with the storage management tool.

Delete a shared drive

For shared drives that use a lot of your pooled storage, contact the owner to see if there are alternatives. If you find the storage use is from activity outside of your Acceptable Use Policy, you can delete the shared drive. For details, see Manage shared drive users and activity.

How to get more Google Workspace storage

To get more storage, you can upgrade your subscription to one that includes more storage, buy more storage, or buy Google Workspace licenses for users who don’t have them yet.

Option 1: Upgrade edition (recommended)

Compare how much storage each edition offers in this storage comparison chart. Learn more about the offerings in Switch Google Workspace editions.

To see the upgrade paths available to you:

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.Sign in using an account with super administrator privileges (not your current account [email protected]).
  2. Go to Billing.
  3. Click Add or upgrade a subscription.
  4. Click Switch for the edition you’re interested in, and a page opens that compares your current edition and the upgraded edition.
  5. After you find the plan you want, continue through the order flow.

Option 2: Buy more storage

For most Google Workspace editions, you can buy Workspace Additional Storage add-on subscriptions. Each subscription adds 10 TB to your organization’s pooled storage, and you can add as many as you need. For details, see Buy more Google Workspace storage for your organization.

Note: We’ve been working with our customers to transition them to Google Workspace since it launched in 2020. As of June 2022, the G Suite legacy storage add-ons are no longer available to purchase. If you’re a customer with this add-on, we’ll contact you when it’s time to transition your storage to a Workspace offering.

Option 3: Add more users

To add users who don’t have licenses yet, purchase more user licenses.