Earlier in the year, Google introduced a new service called Google One. The company’s subscription service gives users increased storage, as well as a number of other benefits across all its other services. The service has been available in preview before, but it’s now available to everyone in the United States.
With Google One, users can purchase (cheaper) storage for their Google Account. You can get 100GB of storage for $1.99 a month, 200GB for $2.99 a month, or 2TB for $9.99 a month. The $2.99 plan is new, but the $9.99 plan has been upgraded to offer 2TB storage instead of 1TB, just like Dropbox. The service also lets you share the benefits included as part of your subscription with others in your family — this means you can add up to 5 family members to your account, and let them use your storage as well as other benefits.
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Talking about the other benefits of Google One, there isn’t a lot at this moment. Google will provide One members with 24/7 access to experts which is essentially a premium customer service option. The company is going to provide other benefits across its service, too — for example, users are getting free credits on the Google Play store, as well as deals for hotels found in Google Search. Going forward, the company hopes to provide users with benefits for Google Store and Google Express.
Google One seems like a really good deal for users who live in the Google ecosystem. If you use Gmail, store your photos on Google Photos, use Google Drive for cloud storage, or have an Android phone, this is definitely something you should get right away. If you are interested, you can get it here.
<blockquote><em><a href="#301978">In reply to Daekar:</a></em></blockquote><p>To answer your question/concern about Drive if you already pay for storage, here's what it says on the Google One site:</p><p><span style="color: rgb(95, 99, 104);">If you have a paid Drive storage plan, you’ll be automatically upgraded to Google One over the coming months.</span></p><p><br></p><p>The rest (photo storage, Gmail, Android backups, etc.) I would assume will be stored here as well when they transition your account. </p><p><br></p><p>The article does seem a bit premature because the phone app and the site both still say "Coming Soon" and trying to enter the url: one.google.com redirects to one.google.com/getupdates which is what it has done for a while now. </p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;">Although if their track record is any indication, they will implement One now and keep Drive around. Then in a few months they will say that One is for </span><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); background-color: transparent;">“great product for users with specific workflows,” </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;">and they will update Drive with a special new interface – say nothing further about it and the two will co-exist confusingly a'la Gmail/Inbox. HA!</span></p><p><br></p><p><em style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;">UPDATE: I got an email from Google telling me I was ready to upgrade, but the link still points to the 'coming soon' page. Looks like this is a work in progress today.</em></p>