Note that this pertains to the consumer plans for Google's cloud storage locker, and G Suite customers - ie business punters - will remain on their existing plans, which won't change.
Along with the new price structure, Google is touting other Google One features including access to experts for customer support and "extras" like credits for Google Play or deals from partnering hotels in Google Search.
The company will automatically migrate paid Google Drive customers to the new service, Google One, which includes price cuts on some of its plans.
Millions of people use cloud services like Google One to store their data.
Revamping its Google Drive online storage subscription plans, the tech giant has announced to roll out a new, low-priced storage plan called "Google One".
Google's group product manager for Google One named Brandon Badger, told me the team looked at how people use the storage plan. Doesn't matter with the amount of plan, It access to live experts - not some barely functional AI chatbot- it comes with every google one plan, whether a plan of $1.99/month or of $9.99/month. Everyone gets their own private storage space as well as the additional benefits of Google One.
That's pretty much everything covered, although it's worth noting that Google clarified that when folks are moved to the new offering from Google Drive, the fundamental way they use Drive to store files - and to share them - won't change.
Moving on up the ladder, users now on the 1TB plan will automatically be upgraded to 2TB in coming months but the upgrade will be at no extra charge. One of its attractive features is that we can share our storage quota with up to five family member. The rollout of upgrades will be confined to the U.S. initially, expanding globally down the line. And thanks to Google Now, you don't have to pay an arm and a leg for a dependable and secure cloud storage service.
Speaking of updates. Google One now has an official landing page where you can sign up to receive news and updates about the new plans including when they're available in your area. Check out the Google One page for yourself at the link below.
The further good news is that those who now have a 1TB plan will be upgraded to 2TB at no extra charge. New plans are part of the revamp with pricing and storage tiers starting at 100GB going all the way to 30TB of storage.
So there won't be any losers on the cost front, with some folks paying the same, and others getting better value for money - despite the extras on offer. Clearly, Google is trying to differentiate their paid and free services.