Type of site
|Cloud storage service|
|Launched||August 15, 2018|
Google One is a subscription service developed by Google that offers expanded cloud storage and is intended for the consumer market. Google One paid plans offer cloud storage starting at 100 gigabytes, up to a maximum of 30 terabytes, an expansion from the free Google Account storage space of 15 gigabytes, which is shared across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. Google One replaced the paid services of Google Drive to emphasize the fact that the program is used by multiple Google Services. The program's raw storage is not accessible by users, but emails, files, and pictures can be added and removed through Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Photos.
Google One was announced in May 2018. The 1 terabyte plan for Google Drive would be upgraded to 2 terabytes, while the 2 terabytes plan's price would be the same price as Google Drive's 1 terabyte plan (US$9.99). Google also announced that 24/7 support would be available with all Google One plans. From May to August 2018, Google began upgrading Google Drive users to Google One, with Google Drive's 1 terabyte plan being upgraded to 2 terabytes. On August 15, 2018, Google announced that all users could get access to Google One in the United States for free, but would not receive any member benefits or upgraded storage.
Users with a paid plan are able to get:
The storage managed by Google One is used by Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Photos. The plans are slightly cheaper than the historical Google Drive plans. Google also removed their 1 terabyte plan and added a 200 gigabyte plan during the changeover, as well as reduced the price of the 2 terabyte plan from $19.99 per month to $9.99 per month.
There is regional pricing, meaning some countries can get storage plans for cheaper, and some more expensive. Pricing and exchange rates on 1 May 2022 shows that plans paid with Turkish lira are 80% cheaper than USD.
The storage plans offered by Google are:
|Plan||USD (on 15 August 2018)||GBP (on 29 December 2020)||EUR (on 18 December 2022)||INR (on 12 October 2018)||TRY (on 1 May 2022)||SEK (on 1 May 2022)|
|Per month||Per year||Per month||Per year||Per month||Per year||Per month||Per year||Per month||Per year||Per month||Per year|
|100 GB||$1.99||$19.99||£1.59||£15.99||€1.99||€19.99||₹130||₹1300||₺5,79||₺57,99||kr 19||kr 190|
|200 GB||$2.99||$29.99||£2.49||£24.99||€2.99||€29.99||₹210||₹2100||₺11,59||₺115,99||kr 29||kr 290|
|2 TB||$9.99||$99.99||£7.99||£79.99||€9.99||€99.99||₹650||₹6500||₺28,99||₺289,99||kr 99||kr 999|
Storage purchases renew automatically at the end of the subscription period. Users can upgrade their storage plan anytime, with the new storage tier taking effect immediately. Storage can also be shared with up to 5 additional family members, with each person getting the default 15 gigabytes. Files count towards the free default storage before counting towards shared storage. Many items do not take up any space: Shared files or files in "Shared with me" only use up the owner's quota. Google Pixel phones up to the Pixel 5 allow users to back up an unlimited number of videos and photos that don't count towards the quota. Users of the Google One service also see an addition to their account's avatar icon of a four-color circular surround made up of the company's blue-red-yellow-green color, scheme to denote their status.
On November 11, 2020, Google announced it would phase out unlimited storage from the "High quality" and "Express quality" settings in Google Photos and Google Docs Editors file formats (except for Google Keep and Sites). These changes took effect on June 1, 2021. Photos, videos and Docs Editors files uploaded before June 1 remain unaffected, while newer ones will count towards the user's storage quota.
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