Google One introduces cheaper cloud storage plans

Google introduces new name for its paid cloud storage service, and with it cheaper plans and other features.

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Google is making a number of significant changes to its cloud storage service. According to the company, its paid storage service is now called “Google One,” but you’ll still continue to see the “Google Drive” name for the free plan of the service.

And perhaps more importantly, the company is also introducing changes to its cloud storage plans, which includes a low-cost tier, and significantly cheaper 2TB plan.

You can now get 200GB of Google One for just $2.99 a month. If you have a lot of photos and videos, you can opt for the 2TB storage option, which now cost only $9.99 (previously, it was $19.99). In addition, with this change Google is also fading out the $9.99 1TB storage plan.

You’ll continue to see the 10TB, 20TB, and 30TB plans, and there are no changes in prices for those options.

Furthermore, you can share your Google One storage with up to five family members, and Google is even throwing live chat support at not extra cost, even for its $1.99 plan, which gets you 100GB of cloud storage.

If you don’t want to pay, you can still use Google Drive, which offers the basic 15GB of free storage.

The company says that is slowly rolling out these changes to existing users, and then, it’ll arrive to new customers — you can get notified when it becomes available using this Google form.