Google Docs to offer files storage in the cloud

GOOGLE has announced that over the next few weeks it will be rolling out a new feature: the ability to upload, store and organize any type of file in Google Docs.

Users will be able to upload to Google Docs any file up to 250 MB and access it from any computer with internet connection. 1 GB of free storage will be available but an additional storage space can be bought for $0.25 per GB per year, which is quiet competitive.

Google pointed out that this makes it easy for users to backup more important files online, from large graphics and raw photos to unedited home videos taken on smartphones. It added that users might even be able to replace the USB flash drive reserved for those files that are too big to send over email that only allows small sized attachments.

This feature will be enabled over the next couple of weeks — just look for the bubble notification when you sign in to Google Docs.