Effective methods to quickly free up space in your Gmail (Google) account


If you've been using Gmail for a long time without deleting unnecessary emails, then you've probably occupied a lot of Google's cloud storage space. Check out this guide on how to clean up your Cloud Storage provided by Google.

The Gmail service is widely used by thousands of people around the globe. Google provides the service, which can be used for both personal and professional purposes. There are several services offered by the software giant, including a free 15GB of cloud storage space that is shared among all the services. The 15GB can be filled very easily if you are using an Android phone. The majority of the space is taken up by Google Photos and Google Drive. You must have taken up a lot of cloud storage space if you haven't deleted unnecessary emails from Gmail for a long time. You can see how much storage space each Google service consumes and the company even provides a tool to immediately free up that space. In its latest update, Google added a storage management tool to Gmail. Google has made it easier to access this feature, which was previously hidden inside the settings section.

There are a lot of Google forums filled with questions about storage full issues, and two answers are repeated repeatedly. In the first case, you'll need to buy additional cloud storage from Google for Rs 130 per month for 100GB, and in the second case, you'll have to clean up some space to accommodate new emails.

If you want some digital breathing room, there are a few things you can do. The best part is that each trick only takes a few minutes and can be repeated whenever you need to free up more space.

Let Google Help


The first thing you need to do is determine how much space you have. You can find this out if you go to one.google.com and check out the Storage box. Also, you'll notice a section called "Clean up space." You can see how much space you can clear from your various Google products by clicking that. It should be noted that Google Drive and Google Photos share space with Gmail.
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In the "Large items" section, you can view emails with large attachments, large files in your Google Drive account, and large photos and videos in Google Photos. Click through each one and delete anything you no longer need. In just a few minutes, you may be surprised how much you can safely purge.

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If you want to free up more space in your Gmail inbox, just batch-delete everything. You can delete all messages by checking the box in the top left corner of your Promotions tab, or by clicking Social. The trash can-shaped button is the one you need. This method doesn't work well if you want to keep some messages. The receipts you receive for online purchases, for example, are important to keep. There are a couple of easy ways to sort through the mess and just keep what you need.

You can curate your bulk deletions by email address. Spam messages often come from a different email address than receipts or order information, even if they come from the same company. PayPal, for instance, sends receipts from service@paypal.com but sends marketing messages from paypal@mail.paypal.com. When you determine which email addresses can be safely relegated, you can delete every email from each of them without having to purge the stuff you want to keep. You can batch-delete everything that pops up after copying and pasting the offending email address into the search bar.

Manually Delete Old and, Large Emails


When you use the large attachment trick above, you only see your most space-hogging emails, and they're only the ones with attachments. In general, it's easy to search for large emails-with or without attachments-and, you're able to isolate messages from long ago that you probably don't need anymore. Go to Gmail to get started. Three parameters should be entered in the search box: an email size threshold, a beginning date, and an ending date.

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In the search box, for instance, I have entered "larger:6M after:2006 before:2016"-you can copy and paste that without the quotes into your own Gmail search bar. It will filter all emails that are larger than 6 MB between the years 2006 and 2016. To select all emails, click the checkbox just above the top email message on the list in the upper-left corner. From there, you can uncheck emails you don't want to save. Select what you want to delete, then click the garbage can icon to remove the rest.

Garbage Day


Despite deleting thousands of emails, you may notice that your storage hasn't changed. The trash bin needs to be emptied after you have thrown everything into it. In Gmail, if you leave an email in the trash for 30 days, it will be deleted automatically. It's best to take out the trash right now if your goal is to free up space. Also, you get the chance to double-check that nothing important got erased by mistake.

You can expand your mail folders in Gmail by clicking "More" on the left sidebar. Our old friend, Trash, is what you're looking for. After viewing the trash, click "Empty trash now" to delete everything. You can finally enjoy all the new space you now have.

Drive Angry


Still don't have enough space? The Google Suite contains more than just Gmail. If you upload images or other files in their full quality, Google Drive and Google Photos can fill up quickly. Make sure your upload quality is set to High Quality rather than Original if you use Photos. Contrary to popular belief, High Quality means the images are compressed into Google's high-resolution image format, while Original means they stay in the (usually better) quality you shot them at. Google Photos allows you to store unlimited high-quality images, but saving Originals will use up your allotted space.

The storage you have on Google Drive can be monitored. Click the "Storage used" link on the right to filter files by size. It might also be helpful to check your "Shared with me" folder. There is no way to know when someone might share 4 GB of important photos with you.
Drive Storage

It may be necessary to pay for more storage if you cannot or will not sacrifice image quality, or if you just have too much dang stuff. You will have to continue paying rent on the storage space if you want to keep your emails, photos, documents, and uploads forever.

Other ways to clean up Gmail storage space


Users can manually delete documents and photos from the Google Drive or Google Photos apps to free up storage space for Gmail emails. Also, you can delete some of the videos so that you can make more space faster.


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