With their developer conference over with for another year, Google isn’t done announcing new things, this morning announcing Google One, a new paid storage service to replace the Google Drive Storage you may or not being paying for.
Google One will add storage to your Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos, with the option to share the additional storage you’re paying for with up to five family members with one simple bill.
Google users currently get 15GB of free storage for their accounts, with Google One there will be new tiers available with Google advising 100GB plans will start at $1.99USD, with 200GB costing $2.99USD and 2TB will be available for $9.99USD per month. Google will offer storage up to 30TB and Google says that users with an existing 1 TB Drive plans will be upgraded to 2 TB at no extra cost.
The new service is set to supplant the old paid Drive Storage model, with users being transitioned to the new Google One Service in ‘the coming months’. Google will begin transitioning users in the US, before expanding to the rest of the world – they’re asking interested people to sign up here.
More than just storage, Google intends to add on additional ‘benefits’ that will include ‘one-tap access to experts for help with our consumer products and services’ as well as offering ‘credits on Google Play or deals on select hotels found in Google Search’. Google intends to add on more benefits over time as well.
It’s not a bad model, $2USD per month for an additional 100GB is pretty decent, and the new family sharing plan is interesting as well. We’ll hold final judgement till it goes live here and we see what additional ‘benefits’ we get outside the US.
Are you using additional Google Drive Storage?