Google One: What You Need to Know

Google One Features: The successor to Google Drive cloud storage explained

Google One Features: The successor to Google Drive cloud storage explained

Google today announced it is revamping its cloud storage and renaming Google Drive to Google One. The new Google One storage plans offer the 200GB plan at the same price point, and the upgrade from 1TB to 2TB is created to bring parity with the iCloud storage plans. 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.

The update makes Google's consumer storage plans more competitive against options like Dropbox and Microsoft's OneDrive.

Online storage in the digital age has become a fact of life for mobile consumers, who are shooting more photos and videos, in higher resolution, than ever before, on devices that max out of room often.

Up until now, Google Drive represented your available storage across your Google account, including Photos, Gmail, and whathaveyou.

As noted, the USA has a new tariff plan to 200 GB for $2.99 per month. Or subscribers can choose a 2TB plan, which is now $9.99 a month.

Google One will keep providing the same free 15GB of storage with every Google account, according to the company's blog post. It should be noted that the change doesn't affect G Suite business customers. That has been replaced by the 2 TB plan, offering twice the storage at the same price. Each of the members will get their own private storage as well as the other standard Google One perks.

Google is also promising more benefits for Google One users, including "one tap" access to customer service.

As Google did when it rolled out its early Chromecasts, One members will also be able to take advantage of discounts, from Google Play credits to hotel deals.

The primary advantages of Google One program are the family sharing and live support. In the very near future, Google One will be to Google what Amazon Prime is to Amazon.