Google One Revamps Cloud Storage With New Pricing Tiers And Family Sharing

Google One Features: The successor to Google Drive cloud storage explained

Google One Features: The successor to Google Drive cloud storage explained

Google says that One subscribers will also have access to "Google experts" for instant one-on-one tech support for all Google products and services.

For anyone who has a paid Drive subscription, you'll notice Google will prompt you to upgrade to One and do all of your billing through the new plan. With Google One you'll be able to share your storage plan with up to five family members.

It's not a bad model, $2USD per month for an additional 100GB is pretty decent, and the new family sharing plan is interesting as well. Every member gets their own private storage and access to all the benefits of Google One.

With their developer conference over with for another year, Google isn't done announcing new things, this morning announcing Google One, a new paid storage service to replace the Google Drive Storage you may or not being paying for. Customers also get perks like credits on Google Play or deals on certain hotels found via Google Search.

Google (GOOG +0.5%, GOOGL +0.7%) is shifting its consumer storage pricing, slashing the price of a high-volume plan and adding a new lower-end tier.

Google One plans will begin at $1.99 per month for 100GB, $2.99 for 200GB or $9.99 per month for 2TB. The actual storage and synchronization service will still be called Google Drive - confused yet? Cloud storage providers such as Dropbox, Google, Apple, and Microsoft have led the way in providing a limited amount of free cloud storage.

"We're making some updates to the look and feel of Google Drive on the web".

The upgrade, which the technology giant previewed today, is set to launch under the brand Google One. "This change doesn't affect G Suite business customers". If you're on the latter plan already, you'll see the upgrade to 2TB soon. Unlike many online publications, we don't have a paywall or run banner advertising, because we want to keep our journalism open, without influence or the need to chase traffic. For more information, you can sign up here to find out when it's available for you.

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