Over the last six months a wonderful thing has happened; this service has broken even for the first time in two years. Not only has it broken even, but it's starting to make a tiny profit of a few dollars a month. While it's a little premature to quit the day job and dedicate the daylight hours to making this service better1, the time has come to do something nice and expand everyone's storage … for free!
Here's the breakdown:
- Free Accounts go from 250 MB to 1 GB2
- Basic Accounts go from 5 GB to 15 GB
- Standard Accounts go from 15 GB to 25 GB
- Premium & Crazysauce Accounts go from 50 GB to 75 GB
Why so much storage, you ask? Are people really using this much? Not at all. A quick check of the Statistics page in the Transparency dashboard will show that there is about 10 GB of audio and images that have been uploaded by people over the last year, not including the thumbnails for large images3. That said, I'm hoping that people will want to use this storage pretty soon when the Photos API is fully opened up.
These updated limits are active as of now, and will also be applied to any new accounts that are created as people are invited to join the service. Have any questions? Get in touch on Social!
I would love to do this at some point, though
1 GB is 1024 MB, not 1000.
I don't count thumbnails towards people's storage quota, so it's not included in any of the tallies.