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Google: Hey kids, dump all your files over here with us!

Chocolate Factory promises unlimited storage for students

Google said that it will be offering unlimited storage for students on its Apps for Education service.

The Chocolate Factory announced via blog post that it would be rolling out a series of updates to the Apps for Education platform that will include unlimited storage for students with accounts on the service.

The company said that in the coming weeks it will introduce Drive for Education. The service will offer both the unlimited storage option with an individual file size limit of 5TB on all Apps for Education accounts.

Additionally, the company plans to add tools for teachers and administrators. Google said that it would be upgrading the service's auditing API and, by the end of the year, it will be rolling out a free version of the Google Apps Vault email search and compliance tool.

"We want educators and students who use Google Apps for Education to be able to focus on the learning experience—not the technology that supports it," wrote Google Apps for Education product manager Ben Schrom.

"With Drive for Education, users can put an end to worries about storage limits and more easily maintain a safe, effective and compliant learning environment."

Google rolled out a similar update in June to its Drive for Work service. The company priced that upgrade at $10 per month. The company said that all of today's Apps for Education upgrades will be free, though schools will need to register an institution account with the service before teachers and students can activate their accounts. ®

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