The exploded adoption of internet and smartphone has put people surrounded by digital documents almost anytime anywhere— Google has launched a relatively affordable cloud storage options as Google Drive in April 2012—After six years of existence, Google has probably realised that it’s time to shift gears and launched one of the cheap cloud storage options as Google One.
Google has reworked its consumer Google Drive storage plans. As part of this change, Google rebranded the consumer storage plans to “Google One“. Google One was introduced with an objective to make cloud storage more affordable for all the people who are sitting on a hoard of data, and like to carry their digital world with them always—Oddly, the cloud storage itself is still called Google Drive. Anyway, Google One also comes with new features:
You’ll be able to share your storage quota with up to five family members as part of a new “Family Plan”. Another new feature is free one-tap access to live experts for help with any Google consumer product and service (Google already offered 24/7 support to G Suite customers). In the US, support will be available 24/7 over chat, email, and phone. In other countries, support options vary.
Google One plans start as low as $1.99 per month for 100GB of online storage and go up to 2TB for $10 per month. Google One has a new $2.99 per month tier for 200GB of storage, and it dropped the price of the old Google Drive 2TB plan from $19.99 per month to $9.99 per month.
In addition, Google plans to provide subscribers with other benefits over time, including discounts on hotels you find in Google Search, preferred rates for other Google services, or credits on Google Play. “We hope to build those out over time,” Google said in a statement, that it will roll out a new Android app to help users manage their plan – but not their files.