Google Drive's new plans bring family sharing and more options


Google One has many options ranging from 100GB to 30TB of storage.

The usual 15GB of free storage is still available for all Google accounts, while the entry level tier still offers 100GB of cloud storage for $1.99 a month.

Users having a paid Drive storage plan will be automatically upgraded to Google One over the "coming months", with the upgrade starting in the United States and then expanding globally.

For everyone else, we're working to bring Google One to you later this year. For new customers, you'll be able to join Google One "later this year".

The update is available to all G Suite editions and rolls out imminently. If you pay for space in Google Drive, Gmail, Photos or other apps, you'll do it through Google One. Drive storage members will be automatically upgraded.

Google storage plans apply to multiple services across Google's cloud.

It still offers a 100 GB plan for $1.99/month, as well as higher-end offerings (10 TB for $99/99/month, 20 TB for $199.99/month, and 30 TB for $299.99/month).

The more generous storage options will be handy for people shooting lots of photos and 4K video who want to save the full-quality versions in Photos.

Google One will allow up to five family members to share a One paid plan, with each member receiving their own, private storage space. Users will also gain access to extras from other Google products such as credits on Google Play or deals on select hotels found in Google Search.

Google's first presentation of Google One isn't direct about its future aims. If you're on the latter plan already, you'll see the upgrade to 2TB soon. Google plans to expand this list of perks over time. In addition to this, the company is also offering customers of the new plans "one-tap" access to experts. Google says that the changes will come "automatically over the coming months". That process will start in the U.S. before moving out across the globe.