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May152018

‘Google One’ An Upgrade to Google Drive Paid Cloud Storage Service

Google already provides a 15 GB of free space with every Google Account to its users to create, store and share files online in an easy and secure ways—-now revamping its cloud storage service, today announced ‘Google One,’ an upgrade to Google Drive paid customers.

Google One, a simple plan with extended storage for lower costs and extra benefits will upgrade all paid users of Google Drive in the next few months. “In the next few months, all paid consumer Google Drive storage plans will be upgraded to Google One,” stated Google.

This change doesn’t affect G Suite business customers.

Here are the details for the new Google Drive plans:

Smart Storage Options
With Google One, the storage options available to choose ranging from 100GB to 30TB and let your store Gmail and original quality photos and videos in Google Photos. The lowest-tier paid plan starts at $1.99 a month for 100GB, while the Higher plans, include $2.99 per month for 200GB and $9.99 per month for 2TB.

However, there are no changes in pricing for plans beyond 2TB. And, the 1TB plan that the company previously offered for $9.99 will be discontinued, and customers of that plan will automatically get upgraded to the new 2TB plan “at no extra cost.”

Plan Sharing With Family
Google One will also let users share their plan with up to five family members, providing everyone with a private storage including additional benefits on Google One. “One of the most common requests we’ve received is for storage plans to be sharable within a family,” Google said.

Google Experts Help And Extra Benefits
In addition Google is also offering a ‘one-tap’ access to experts with new Google One plans, who wil provide them help with company’s consumer products and services. Google adds, that people will also gain extra benefits, including access to company’s other products, like credits on Google Pay or deals on select hotel found in Google Search. Google adds, it’ll be adding more benefits over time.

Google One will be available initially in the U.S. before expanding to global users. Since, all existing paid Drive storage plan customers will get an upgrade to Google One automatically, they’ll get an email when their accounts are upgraded over the coming months, the company said.

For those, who live outside the U.S. and are interested in the Google One service can sign up here to be notified when it becomes available in your country.

Also, starting today, the new Gmail will now remind ‘nudge’ you to respond to emails that you may have missed and to follow up on emails for which you haven’t received a response. Nudging is on by default for users with the new Gmail enabled.

But, you can turn it off from the Gmail settings menu.

A screen shot below shows nudging in new Gmail:

Nudging in new Google Gmail

Here is a nudging notification in new Gmail:

Nudging notification in new Gmail

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