Google One, first announced at Google I/O 2018, is Google’s new all-in-one subscription package for Drive storage, online support for services, and other handy perks. After a few months in an invite-only beta, it’s now open to all.
Google One is publicly available starting today in the United States, and other countries around the world should see availability eventually.
When will Google One be available?
Google announced the new service back in May, but it is yet to see the light of day. The official Google One site states that the product is ‘coming soon’ and you can sign up for updates on when the service will be available.
Google One pricing?
Google One plans will start at 100 GB for $1.99, 200 GB for $2.99, and 2 TB for $9.99 per month, while pricing for plans larger than 2TB will remain the same. (Existing 1 TB Drive plans will be upgraded to 2 TB at no extra cost.)
What are the other benefits?
24/7 live support for Google
Google One subscribers also get 24/7 live support for Google’s products — from Google Calendar to Gmail to Google Docs. Users have long been stuck digging through Google’s support site for help with those products, but now that’s changing. There’s an option to get help from ‘Google experts’ by using the one-tap help button. All included in the price.
Share plan with family & friends
Now you can share your plan with up to 5 family members, giving everyone more storage plus access to extra benefits.
Is Google Drive going away?
The answer is NO. If you use the free version of Google Drive, which currently offers 15GB of storage, then you’ll continue to do so with no changes. Google One is only for paid storage options. If you’re already a Google Drive paid user, chances are that you might get an email confirming your upgrade to Google One.
Note: Google One is for consumers. If you’re using a business account, the G-Suite services will continue as they are on your existing plan.