Google Workspace has a lot more room, as Individual plans have expanded storage caps up to 1 TB.
Previous storage caps for this plan were just 15GB, so that's a massive increase, and a big reason why business owners that depend on data storage might be interested in the workplace software.
It's just the latest in a bumper crop of Workspace product updates aimed at capturing the attention of a growing number of remote-first businesses by streamlining core needs like conference calls.
In a Remote-First Workspace, Data Storage Is Key
Before this update, anyone with the Individual Workspace plan got 15GB — the same amount that a free Gmail user has access to. Another 2 TB of storage could be added through Google One for a few bucks a month.
Now, Google explained, in a new blog post, that entrepreneurs and small business owners using Individual won't have to spring for the expansion pack, as they'll be able to upload up to 1 TB without trouble.
It's a relatively small change compared to Google's recent AI-powered updates for auto-transcribing meetings or chats, but it's an acknowledgement that data storage is more important than ever in today's interconnected and incredibly online world.
Is Google Workspace the Collaboration Tool for You?
More hybrid businesses means more work software and documentation must be hosted online in order to be accessible to all who need it.
Google Workspace wants nothing if not to make remote businesses' daily activities easier. Recent updates to the service include AI-powered summaries of work chats and a location-tracking feature to encourage more connections between hybrid workers who aren't always in the physical office.
Google Workspace will have to fight a few giants in the collaboration and communication software space, Slack and Microsoft Teams. Google's strong focus on remote work makes sense as a way to get a leg up on the competition, and services like Google Drive and Gmail have a reputation for strong security.
Ultimately, if you just need a web conferencing service, we have a few other recommendations that rate higher than Google's offering, with Zoho Meeting available starting at just a few dollars a month.
But if you want a holistic business collaboration service for your remote business, Google Workspace's Individual plan has all the storage you'll need.