Update Your Google Security Settings Today, Get 2GB of Free Cloud Storage Forever
Today, on Safer Internet Day (a day dedicated to raising awareness of issues like cyberbullying and identity theft), Google is giving users 2GB of Drive storage space — for free. All you have to do is fill out a quick questionnaire that also acts as a security update. The questionnaire will have you update your account’s recovery information, confirm your connected devices, and review the apps, websites and devices connected to your Google Account. If all is well, it literally takes 30 seconds. Maybe less.
Once filled out, Google will give users a permanent 2GB bump to their Google Drive storage plan. Those who filled out the questionnaire last year (2015 was the first year Google did this) can get an additional 2GB on top of that. 2GB is enough room to house roughly 400 high-res photos (5MB each), so it’s not a ton of space. Many people, and companies, will already be on purchased plans: 100GB for $1.99/month or 1TB for $9.99/month. But for those who aren’t avid photographers or Gmail power users, this 2GB giveaway is an easy way to roll in a bit more data for the storage bank.