Almost one in four inhabitants of the Earth: more than 1.8 billion. users – using a Google account, according to research firm Statista. Google users get 15GB of free space, which is mainly used by the main products, Gmail email. email, Google Drive for document and photo storage. Storage space fills up easily, so in a message to the media, Bitės Profai shares 3 tips on how to free up space.
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“By actively using a Google account, your space is quickly filled with a variety of photos, newsletters, or other documents. You will not be able to receive emails that exceed 15GB of free data. Email or store important documents on Google Drive Deleting multiple documents can take a long time, but you will do this job much faster if you know a few tricks, “says Bitė Profė Agnė Adomaitytė.
A quick way to delete old emails
If you have been using your Google account for many years, you can easily free it up by simply deleting your old email. For example, type – old_than: 1y in the search box to delete emails older than one year. You can enter another number of years instead of a unit, depending on the age of the messages you want to delete. You can also delete messages that are months old, for example, by typing “older than: 3m”.
“When old emails appear, mark them all and delete them. Deleted messages travel to the Trash, where they can be recovered for another 30 days. After a month, they are automatically deleted with no possibility of recovery. Messages in the trash still take up space on your Google account. To free it now, permanently delete your mail from Trash as well. Don’t forget to delete promotional emails or newsletters that are no longer relevant today. You can do it with just a few clicks of a button through the CleanFox app (Android and iOS), ”explains Bee Profe.
Mail with attachments (photos, documents, or even videos) can take up a lot of space in your Google account. For example, enter “has: largest attachment: 10m” in the search box to view emails that take up more than 10 megabytes of space.
Delete the “most difficult” documents
A variety of documents in your Google Drive storage take up much more space in your Google account. Click the “Storage” button on the left side to see a list of all stored documents. It begins by taking up most of the space; on the right you will see the size of each document. You might be surprised at how much memory it uses, such as videos that may no longer be relevant to you.
“To delete a file, highlight it and click the trash button on the right (above). You can delete more than one document at a time. If you are using a Windows computer, hold down the CTRL key while marking bookmarks, and you must hold down the CMD key on your Mac. These buttons are especially useful for faster data deletion. In addition, deleted documents initially travel to the Trash, so you will only free up space by removing everything from it, ”says the technology expert.
Optimize photo size
When you receive notifications to free up space in your Google account, be sure to check your photos in the Google Photos repository. If the e. It is easier to delete emails and various files in Google Drive storage on your computer, and it is easier to free Google Photos on your smartphone. In the library of this gadget and useful tools, you will see suggestions for blurry or poor quality photos.
“If you opened Google Photos from a computer browser, click settings and you will see a section where you can choose the upload size for your photos and videos. We recommend that you choose Storage Saver instead of Original Quality to lower the quality of your photos or videos. Although you will no longer have photos in their original size, it will retain a good enough quality and will free up a lot of space in your Google account, “advises A. Adomaitytė.
A smart device expert encourages you to take advantage of the excellent search capabilities of Google Photos. All you have to do here is enter a screenshot, for example, to see all your screenshots, or enter the name of the month and year, such as March 2000, to see all the photos from that period. A. Adomaitytė adds that it makes no sense to search for multiple identical photos or videos. Google Photos always identifies such files by their date, time, and size, so it only saves one at a time.
If you don’t plan to delete existing documents, you can always purchase more additional space in your account that we can even share with family members. 100 GB costs 1.99 euros, 200 GB – 2.99 euros and 2 TB – 9.99 euros.
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