Google today announced it's making the cloud storage services it offers a lot simpler by placing them under one name: Google One. Similarly, users who are now using the 1TB plan will be upgraded to 2TB storage plan at no additional cost, but new customers opting for a 2TB plan will have to shell out $9.99 per month. Google One consumers will also get family sharing option that can be leveraged to share a paid plan with up to five family members. The company plans to upgrade paid Drive accounts to Google One subscriptions over the coming months, and the company added that it was working to bring Google One to everyone else later this year. Existing tiers are still hanging around and range from 100GB for $2 per month to a hefty 30TB for $300 per month.
Additionally, you will have access to "Google experts" for customer support, for any Google One paid tier.
Google One will be rolling out to users in the USA over the coming months and will later be followed by a global expansion. If you've been having problems maxing out your 100GBs of Google Drive storage, you can now double it for just a dollar more. However, a new 200GB plan is slotting in at $2.99 per month. Google Drive's basic 15GB free option is still available.
Lastly, Google Drive isn't going anywhere. Interestingly, Google also dropped the price of its 2TB plan from US$ 19.99 to US$ 9.99.More news: Ryan Reynolds Surprises 'King of Mask Singer' Panelists With Unexpected Appearance
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While the attention of the modern Announcement is about storage, it is hard not to examine this brand new offering Google promises. The change in plans does not affect G Suite business customers. Now, Google has offering attractive prices to boost the storage capacity of your Drive. To make this deal more attractive, Google is also offering credits for Google Play store, which can be redeemed to buy apps, books, and movies. The search giant adds that it will be adding more benefits to its other products over time.
Google says Google One will roll out to those in the U.S. first and expand globally in the future.
What this means for you: Essentially, Google One represents a soft expansion of Google's services, using the honey of support and freebies to secure a long-term commitment to the ecosystem.