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Google Drive to quietly morph into Google One over next few months

16 May 18

Google Drive will soon become a thing of the past as the global tech giant gets ready to upgrade all paid consumer Google Drive storage plans to Google One over the coming months.

Why?

As Pavni Diwanji explains on Google’s blog, “Thanks to mobile phones, and new file formats like 4K video and high-res photography, people are storing more than ever before. That’s why we’re introducing Google One, a simple plan for expanded storage that includes extra benefits to help you get more out of Google.”

If you have a paid Drive storage plan, you’ll be upgraded to Google One automatically over the coming months, starting in the U.S. and then expanding globally.

The way you use Drive to store and share files doesn’t change, however a lot of other aspects have. Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know about Google One:

More space, smarter options

According to Diwanji, Google One comes with more storage space ranging from 100GBs all the way to 30TB.

Access to Google experts, and more…

Diwanji says people who use a lot of storage tend to use a lot of other Google products, too.

“With Google One you get one-tap access to experts for help with our consumer products and services.”

“Plus, you’ll gain access to extras from other Google products, like credits on Google Play or deals on select hotels found in Google Search. And we’ll be adding more benefits over time.”

Easy to share with your family

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

“With Google One, you can add up to five family members to your plan and simplify storage under one bill. Everyone gets their own private storage space as well as the additional benefits of Google One,” adds Diwanji.

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