Google Drive Renamed to Google One with New Storage Plans

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Google One will soon be the cloud storage system users will visit to monitor and purchase data, replacing Google Drive.

New Google One storage plans were announced today, decreasing the cost of Google Drive storage across the board.

Google Drive offers 15 GB of free storage to all users by default, and has varying levels of prices for expanded storage moving forward.

For anyone who has a paid Drive subscription, you'll notice Google will prompt you to upgrade to One and do all of your billing through the new plan. The company also offers plans of up to 30 TB of space, but those higher tiers won't see any changes in price. It will not affect G Suite customers, though. It's unclear whether or not the company plans to roll out an alternative in the future, but the company's other storage plans - such as their 10TB and 30TB offerings - are largely remaining unchanged. Each user will get his/her own, private storage and the same benefits as the rest of their household.

Google cut the price for 2TB cloud storage plan in half, and created a new 200GB option. Google says that the changes will come "automatically over the coming months".

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The primary advantages of Google One program are the family sharing and live support.

One of those perks is access to experts that will help you with Google's other products.

For everyone else, we're working to bring Google One to you later this year.

Moving forward, you will also have the ability to talk about your storage quota around five relatives. Google also promised to add more benefits over time.

The idea behind Google One seems to simplifying shared storage across Google products, but I'm really not sure why Google couldn't have made all these changes to Drive without adding yet another product to keep track of. Extra benefits like credits on Google Play or deals on select hotels in Google Search are on the way to Google One customers too.

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