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

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

Yolanda Curtis
May 15, 2018

Google is also promising more benefits for Google One users, including "one tap" access to customer service.

Users having a paid Drive storage plan will be automatically upgraded to Google One over the "coming months", with the upgrade starting in the U.S. and then expanding globally. It will replace the paid consumer editions of Google Drive now on offer.

Google says that with Google One, you'll be able to share storage plan with you to five family members.

Access to support teams is set to be included with every Google One subscription.

The logo in the top left has been changed to the Google Drive logo.

Over the next few months, starting in the United States, all paid consumer Google Drive storage plans will become Google One plans, Google announced Monday. Google One will also offer deals on select hotels through Google Search and credits that can be used with Google Play. To accommodate the change, the company is introducing some new storage tiers for those who don't wanna pay that much but need more space for their content. This doesn't apply to business customers using Google Drive as part of G Suite.

What kinds of new services or features should you expect with Google One?

The usual 15GB of free storage is still available for all Google accounts, while the entry level tier still offers 100GB of cloud storage for $1.99 a month.

Google One will be rolling out to users in the US over the coming months and will later be followed by a global expansion. After today's announcement, buying online storage from Google will fall under the Google One moniker.

Google's first presentation of Google One isn't direct about its future aims.

To start with, according to The Verge, Google is slashing the price of their 2TB cloud storage plan from $19.99/month to a mere $9.99/month, and they'll be adding to their low-priced storage options with a $2.99/month 200GB storage plan. Read here if you'd like to know more about the differences in Scheduled Release and Rapid Release Channels.

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