gmailGoogle is increasing the amount of storage it provides as part of its Gmail service.

Rob Siemborski, an engineer on Google’s webmail service, made the announcement on the company’s official Gmail blog.

Google originally started increasing Gmail’s storage in April 2005 as part of the company’s Infinity+1 storage plan. Siemborski:

At that time, we realised we’d never reach infinity, but we promised to keep giving Gmail users more space as we were able. That said, a few of you are using Gmail so much that you’re running out of space, so to make good on our promise, we are speeding up our counter and giving out more free storage.