On the official Google Docs Blog this week, the company announced it would be rolling out the ability to upload all types of files to Google docs thereby giving users a free one gigabyte of online storage for all of their critical files.

Previously Google doc users could only store files in one of the Google Docs formats (i.e. Google documents, spreadsheets, and presentations).

In addition to unlimited storage for files store in Google doc formats, Google will provide users 1 GB of free storage for files which are not in a Google Doc format.

This means users will be able to upload and store photo, video and a variety of other computer files that previously couldn't be accommodated. Consumers wishing to go beyond their 1GB storage limit, will be able to buy additional storage for $0.25 per GB per year (with a minimum 20GB per year purchase)

The increased capacity is expected to be phased in by the end of the January.

Find out more at docs.google.com