If you have a paid Drive storage plan, you'll be automatically upgraded to Google One over the coming months.
So, what is Google One exactly?
The new service isn't meant to replace Google Drive; the company will still give 15GB of free storage to each Google account. Taking its place is a new 2 TB plan that will cost $9.99 which is the same as the 1 TB plan but has the storage doubled.More news: Cash-stuffed designer bags seized raids on Malaysia's ex-PM
Moving on up the ladder, users now on the 1TB plan will automatically be upgraded to 2TB in coming months but the upgrade will be at no extra charge. Aside from this nomenclature nuance, however, Google One is being updated with new features and cheaper prices. For $20 a year, you can extend your storage for up to 100 GB of combined Google service data pool. "Google one" is the name given to the storage plans after rebranding it. One of the Google's directors named Larissa Fontaine announces that those will also include discounts on the hotel which you find in google search and preferred rates with also be provided for other Google services or the consumer will get credits on google play. And lots more benefits to come over time. The service is now live in the US but will slowly expand to other regions later this year.
Many details about this tier of support are not yet clear.
Subscribers will also get a number of new advantages like fast access to support for the company's consumer products and services. New plans are part of the revamp with pricing and storage tiers starting at 100GB going all the way to 30TB of storage. The plans are also claimed to be shareable with the family members.More news: Lars Von Trier Film Finds Support in PETA Amid Backlash
Families paying for extra storage will be able to share that capacity with up to five other family members according to an annoucement by Google.
Google is now getting some improvements for its cloud storage for paid customers. Similarly, a monthly payment of $299.99 will let users have access to 30 TB of storage. Google hasn't shared what the pricing structure will be for shared plans but we'll be keeping an eye out for updates. You'll buy storage from Google One and manage it with a Google One app, the company confirmed to CNET. However, the new plans will be now available on a limited basis, that will start with the US.More news: Golden Knights step up for family of Humboldt Broncos coach