Google Drive is now 'Google One.' What's the difference?

Isaac Cain
May 15, 2018

As a part of this procedure, all the paid plans for the users of Google Drive storage will be upgraded to Google One in the coming months.

Now those paid storage plans are covered under a new "Google One" moniker, with more flexible pricing. The user can also share their storage with four family members.

The new plans give users more options for every budget, but you're also getting more for your money.

In a blog post on Monday, the company wrote: "One of the most common requests we've received is for storage plans to be sharable within a family".

Google One will roll out in the USA over the next few months. If you are running out of storage because you've been using those services for years, paying Google $2/mo may help ease some storage stress. However, a new 200GB plan is slotting in at $2.99 per month. Google also promised to add more benefits over time.

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Lastly, Google Drive isn't going anywhere.

Lastly, customers who need more than 100 Gigabytes of space but way less than 2 Terabyte can subscribe to the new 200 Gigabyte plan for $2.99 per month.

Google already offers 15GB of Drive storage for free, along with a gigabyte here and there if you participated in some earlier promotions. Google is removing the 1TB option, while the 10/20/30TB plans will remain unchanged. According to Pavni, "Everyone gets their own private storage space as well as the additional benefits of Google One". Director Google One Larissa Fontaine said they may include discounts on hotels that you will find in a Google search, preferred rates for other Google services or credits in Google Play. USA customers will be the first to see the changes, with a global expansion occurring afterwards.

Customers will receive an email message that informs them about the change and the benefits of the new Google One service. The tech support is just one of the benefits Google is baking into One. However, this change doesn't affect G Suite business customers.

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