Google has announced new Google One cloud storage plans today as part of its Google Drive storage rebrand.
A blog post from vice president of Google One, Pavni Diwanji, outlined the benefits of the program, which will be rolling out to U.S. customers who currently pay for Google Drive storage in the coming months. A global expansion will follow after. You can sign up for updates here.
While Google Drive isn’t going anywhere, the paid storage plans are. Google One is replacing the paid cloud storage plans for consumers, but won’t affect G Suite business customers.
Google One is adding a new 200 GB option and is replacing the 1TB with 2TB. While there is no Canadian pricing yet, the two terabyte option is the same price as one terabyte in the United States. Google is upgrading existing one terabyte plans to two terabyte for free. Pricing should be similar in Canada, with two terabyte taking over the $13.99 price point.
Along with the new storage options, Google is bringing ‘one-tap access’ to experts that can help you out with Google products beyond just Google One. The tech support is just one of the benefits Google is baking into One. Additionally, One users will get benefits using other Google products, like Google Play credit or deals on hotels found in Google search.
Finally, Google is also adding a family option with One. Users can add up to five family members to their plan. Every member gets their own private storage and access to all the benefits of Google One.