Google One replaces Google Drive, offers more cloud storage at lower prices

Doris Richards
May 16, 2018

Revamping its Google Drive online storage subscription plans, the tech giant has announced to roll out a new, low-priced storage plan called "Google One".

Millions of people use cloud services like Google One to store their data. With the introduction of new plans by Google One, Google has expanded its limits on the storage subject. Google says it'll also now include "one-tap" customer support for your other Google products - including Google hardware devices such as the Pixel phones and Google Home speakers. The Mountain View company's new cloud service also offers 200GB of storage for $3 per month or 2TB of storage for $10 per month.

Moving on up the ladder, users now on the 1TB plan will automatically be upgraded to 2TB in coming months but the upgrade will be at no extra charge.

Google One will keep providing the same free 15GB of storage with every Google account as Drive did previously, according to the company's blog post. That's right. 2TB of Drive storage for only $9.99/month. Additionally, subscribers might get complimentary credits on Google Play and "select" deals for search queries via Google. And we'll be adding more benefits over time.

One of the greatest features of Google One is free 24-hour access to customer support. Many support channels for Google products lead you down a path to the Google Product Forums which are staffed for the most part with volunteer experts.

Also, the manner in which Google Drive is being used to store and share documents too will continue to be the same.

So, what is Google One exactly? Google One will be replacing the existing Google Drive storage plans in the United States soon, followed by the rest of the world. Some of the prices are listed on the new Google One signup page (see table below). With Google One you'll be able to share that storage plan with up to five family members. Previously, 24-hour customer support was restricted to enterprise users of Google Drive. Google hasn't shared what the pricing structure will be for shared plans but we'll be keeping an eye out for updates. No solid dates have been announced but Google states the new features will be rolling out in stages over the coming months. Check out the Google One page for yourself at the link below.

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