I've tried searching for the answer but couldn't find it. Do the notes stored in Google Keep use space from the Google storage? Or is it free and unlimited like a Google doc in Google Drive?

EDIT: that's too good to believe they would give unlimited storage for pictures and audio recordings.

Any update?

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    FYI The official help doesn't go into any detail in terms of what "syncs with google" means. Jun 15, 2015 at 17:25
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    From everything I can gather (no official word) - google keep operates outside of google drive. You don't need a google drive account to have google keep. I can't imagine it would count against your drive quota, yet - but I can't find anything about any limits at all for keep. Additionally, I don't see Keep in my google dashboard or data explorer. Jun 15, 2015 at 17:33
  • Any updates? With the loss of unlimited high quality photo storage I wonder if Google Keep will also be restricted soon. May 3, 2022 at 14:58

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Tested this a minute ago: 19,999 characters is the upper limit for text in each Google Keep note, not including the title or any images. additionally, 999 characters maximum are allowed in the title. I was able to upload 7 images totaling 3.0MB to the same note after the above text limits were reached. I assume more images can be attached to the same note, but I stopped at 7.

  • it's much more than seven. can someone find the upper bound?
    – Nick
    Sep 2, 2018 at 19:26
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    Additional note (pun intended): I found that a checkbox list in Keep has a limit of 999 total items (including the checked items). Feb 15, 2019 at 21:34

It seems there is no limit for Google Keep storage according to this article.

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    Keep in mind that, although Google Keep might offer unlimited storage of pictures and audio recordings, each individual text note is limited to about 10,000 characters (which is about 2,000 words). Even if you want to store more than that in a single note, you can't. You'll have to split the note into two or more shorter notes. For more information, try a Web search for [ google keep character limit ]. Apr 14, 2016 at 16:37
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    Thanks for your info. I still don't understand why Keep has limit characters in note.
    – anticafe
    Jul 5, 2016 at 9:09
  • @unforgettableid then how can I avert the situation when I want to save all in a single note?
    – Learner
    Aug 16, 2018 at 5:36
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    wait, can i attach movie files (1 to 25 GB files) to notes on keep?
    – Nick
    Sep 2, 2018 at 19:27

As per the Google Product forum answer no data attached to Google Drive account.

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    Can you summarize what's at the link, please.
    – jonsca
    Jul 16, 2017 at 1:51

There is a limit for the number of items in a Google Keep list. By my estimate, that limit is 1,000.

Google Keep list items left


All the Google Keep data is stored in your android phone in main memory. The Default size appears to be 2 GB on my phone. When I used up the 2GB, it prompted me to give it more space, but by then the phone was almost full. I have not found the place where the settings are to change it yet. Seems Like a space hog. Wish I could just put it on the SD card.

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    Do you have any reference for this? How do you know it used up "2GB"? How much memory in total does your phone have?
    – MrWhite
    Sep 2, 2018 at 19:14
  • It's hard to tell if this is a comment on another answer or whether it's meant to stand on its own. Could you clarify?
    – jonsca
    Sep 2, 2018 at 21:53
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    I don't think Google Keep storage is kept on the device, because I have 3 devices using Keep and the data is identical on each.
    – Jhford
    Sep 2, 2019 at 15:08

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