Google announces 'Google One' as a new paid cloud storage service

Alonzo Simpson
May 15, 2018

Google is also promising more benefits for Google One users, including "one tap" access to customer service. The 1TB plan that was previously offered for $9.99 will be discontinued and customers on that plan will be automatically upgraded to the 2TB plan at no extra cost. However, Microsoft does not provide the option to modify storage and does not include plans for over 1TB of storage. Users can add up to five family members to their plan and simplify storage under one bill.

A benefit for families is that these new plans can be shared. You can check and/or change your channel!

Google notes that thanks to mobile phones and features such as 4K video recording and high-resolution photography, users are storing "more than ever before". Each family member will get their own storage silo within your pool of paid Google One storage.

Google has announced new Google One cloud storage plans today as part of its Google Drive storage rebrand.

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Now those paid storage plans are covered under a new "Google One" moniker, with more flexible pricing.

Google One will be available initially in the USA, with customers from the paid Drive storage plans upgrading automatically. One plans will still start at $1.99/month for 100GB, but the company is also adding a new 200GB plan for $2.99/month.

What do you think of Google One? There's no change in functionality, but some icons and buttons have moved, and there's a range of visual tweaks to align with Google's latest material design principles.

You can sign-up for updates on Google One right here. Google is upgrading existing one terabyte plans to two terabyte for free. 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. Read here if you'd like to know more about the differences in Scheduled Release and Rapid Release Channels.

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