This afternoon, Google announced an improved way for expanded storage options across Google services. Called Google One, the new service aims to provide “a simple plan for expanded storage that includes extra benefits.”
Over the next few months, all people who are paying for a paid Google Drive plan will get automatically upgraded to Google One. G Suite customers won’t be affected by this change. Google One paid storage options will allow you to have more storage across all Google services that currently use Drive storage. This includes Gmail, any device backups, and Google Photos. Storage options will range from 100GB to 30TB.
What’s more, Google is introducing the option to share your storage with your family. You’ll be able to share your storage with up to five family members and manage it all under one bill. The good news is that each family member gets their own private storage!
Now, about those so-called “extra benefits.” Right now, there aren’t a ton of details. What Google is saying now is that it includes one-tap access for help with consumer products and services, Google Play credits, and deals on hotels via Google Search. More benefits are coming soon.
To be clear, Google One isn’t replacing Google Drive by any means. It’s simply rebranding the billing of storage and offering a few goodies. Google One will be rolling out to United States customers in the coming months and customers in other countries will get it after that.
If you’re an existing Google Drive paying customer, then you can keep your eyes out for an email coming from Google confirming the upgrade to Google One, as well as details on managing your storage options and benefits.
Google One will be priced as follows:
- 100 GB for $1.99/month
- 200 GB for $2.99/month
- 2 TB for $9.99/month*
- 10 TB for $99.99/month
- 20 TB for $199.99/month
- 30 TB for $299.99/month
*Note: existing 1 TB Drive plans are getting upgraded to 2TB at no extra cost.
What do you think about this new Google brand? Do you think this will simplify Google’s consumer storage system? Let us know in the comments.Source: The Keyword