Google just made its cloud storage more affordable (and confusing)

Google just made its cloud storage more affordable (and confusing)

Google One is the new way to store your data online with Google, taking over from the company's previous Google Drive storage plans.

Overall, the move from Google Drive to Google One seems to be a solid one on all fronts - offering users more choice and flexibility and adding in a number of new features. "With Google One you get one-tap access to experts for help with our consumer products and services".

With the rebrand to Google One, you'll also be able to share your cloud storage with family members.

Are you using additional Google Drive Storage? The cloud storage service will retain its present name for all other purposes, but the user experience is set to change in a big way.

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Now those paid storage plans are covered under a new "Google One" moniker, with more flexible pricing. The change in plans does not affect G Suite business customers.

After the Gmail revamp, Google Drive has been given the same treatment.

Google Drive is becoming Google One.

One of the most common requests we've received is for storage plans to be sharable within a family.

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If you're an avid Google Drive user, the company has some interesting news for you.

For instance, for $2.99 per month, you'll get 200GB of storage. Every member gets their own private storage and access to all the benefits of Google One.

For now, Google is moving slowly, rolling out Google One in the USA over the next few months, and globally after that. The blog post says you can expect deals on hotels booked through Google search and discounts in Google Play.

Consumer Google accounts come with 15 GB of free space, but as Google notes, people are using more and more storage thanks to mobile phone use and the rise of 4K video and high-resolution photography. The company states that it will add more benefits over time. You'll be able to live without paying, but you could live so much better if you pay a monthly fee!

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