Google Drive paid consumer storage plans become Google One

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Users will receive an email confirming the upgrade, and it will lead you to manage the storage plan and the benefits. The new service has six different paid storage plans - from $1.99/month for 100 GB to $299.99/month for 30 TB. Up to five members can be added to a family plan, and each will have their own private storage, though you'll be drawing from the same total storage allotment. If you have a paid Drive storage plan, you'll be automatically upgraded to Google One over the coming months.

Google is retooling and rebranding its consumer cloud storage plans.

In a blog post on Monday, the company wrote: "One of the most common requests we've received is for storage plans to be sharable within a family".

Google is also promising more benefits for Google One users, including "one tap" access to customer service. However to differentiate the paid storage and free storage, Google has since announced what they are calling Google One. After changing the UI of Gmail last month, the tech giant gave a surprising makeover to Google Drive last week. Google also slashed of prices of other storage plans. Google also promised to add more benefits over time.

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Google One will offer cloud storage from Google at lower prices. If you simply want online storage, Google's Drive plans are the better bet, comparatively.

"More and more, we rely on the internet for ways to safely store the things that matter-making life simpler and less cluttered".

Google One is a consumer service, and the change won't affect G Suite customers. Presently, Google provides free 15GB of storage to all customers with every account. First launching in the United States, global expansion is scheduled to occur throughout the year.

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.

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