Google to Launch Google One, the paid Cloud Storage Service

Search Engine Gaint Google announced that it is revamping its cloud storage plans to be better suited for the 4K and high-resolution photography mobile world of today. Google One is the moniker of the new initiative, and under it, users will be able to get more cloud storage for less money, as well as 24/7 technical support over the phone, chat, or email in eligible countries. Previously, these were called the “Google Drive storage plans”. There are new storage plans in place. Initially, Google is rolling out the One to select users in the US, with a global rollout sometime over the next few months.

The new storage plans offer between 100GB and 30TB of space. The new pricing suggests that 100GB will be priced at $1.99 per month, 200GB will cost $2.99 per month, and 2TB will be priced at $9.99 per month. At present, the 100GB plan is priced at Rs130 per month already. The new addition will be the 200GB plan when we do get that as an option in our Google accounts. The other change will be that the current 1TB plan, priced at Rs650 per month will instead be replaced by the new 2TB storage plan at a similar price point.

This New Storage is aimed at providing cheaper cloud storage to regular customers, instead of businesses, as evident by the price changes in the lower storage tiers, and there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, it’s great! If you’ve been having problems maxing out your 100GBs of Google Drive storage, you can now double it for just a dollar more.

The other advantage with Google One will be that users can add up to five family members to their plan and simplify storage under one bill. Everyone will still get their own private storage space on this family storage, even if the bill is common. Google has said it will notify when other countries are eligible for the One cloud storage.

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