Gmail is a free email service by Google which helps users across the globe to stay connected. Gmail is cost-free, zero maintenance and enables you access your emails from anywhere. Every Gmail user gets 15GB free cloud storage data but if there is a huge volume of attachments one might fall short of this space. To keep your storage free so that you do not have to pay anything extra, the best way is to delete unwanted attachments. The attachments in Gmail can be of different kinds like documents, photos, videos, receipts, PDFs and others. These attachments take up space depending on the category, volume and the size. Gmail also provides you with out of space options wherein you can pay money to get additional space in your account. You can subscribe to additional space according to different options available. However, if you don’t want to shed extra money and utilize the free storage of 15GB which is provided by Google, the easiest way is to delete unwanted attachments to free up space. Here’s a step by step guide on how to delete attachments from gmail?
Open your gmail account and go to search bar to locate attachments. You can search ‘has: attachment’ or if you would like to mention the size search ‘has:attachment:larger than 20MB. You can change the number of the size according to your suitability.
Click on the box of the email and you will notice multiple icons which basically represent different options like Delete, Archive, Mark as Read and Snooze. These options appear on the right corner of your email panel.
Select the email by ticking off the square box on the left side and then click on trash can icon. This will move your email to trash folder.
To permanently delete the email click on Empty trash now. This will free up unnecessary occupied storage in your storage.
To check your available storage, go to storage settings wherein you will be able to access space available in your gmail, google photos, drive, etc. Also, an important point to note is that it is not only the attachments that lead to exhaustion of storage in your Gmail account. Even emails without attachments occupy space so it is essential to delete unwanted email and clean up your Gmail on a regular basis.