Google Drive is Google’s answer to cloud storage. Google bundles free storage to users, but there are also paid tiers should users desire more space. However this can admittedly be slightly confusing, which is why earlier this year Google announced Google One which is a paid cloud storage service.
Its availability was a bit limited at the start, but in an announcement on their blog, Google One is now open to more users in the US. According to Google, “Recently, we introduced Google One, a plan that gives you expanded storage and helps you get more out of Google. Over the past few months, people with Google Drive paid plans have been upgraded to Google One. And starting today, people in the U.S. can choose to upgrade to Google One.”
There will be various storage options for users to choose from, where at 100GB they can expect to pay $1.99 a month, 200GB for $2.99 a month, and there is also a 2TB option at $9.99 a month. This storage can be used across a variety of Google products and services, such as Google Drive, Gmail, and Photos.
In addition to being just a cloud storage service, Google is touting 24/7 support where users can get in touch with support staff to help them retrieve files that were accidentally deleted, answer questions, and more. There will also be credit given on Google Play, deals for hotels, and more. For those who are interested, head on over to Google One’s website for the details on how to sign up.