Hey, free Google Drive storage from Google! It’s only 2GB, but eventually it all adds up considering you automatically get 15GB. Google is providing you with 2GB of Google Drive storage for free after going through a quick account checkup since yesterday was Safer Internet Day.
Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.
Google had the same offer last year by giving out 2GB for this simple task and with Google Drive already being encrypted as it is, you can keep your mind at peace knowing it’ll be difficult for someone or something to get information from your Drive storage.
The steps to receive the extra storage are pretty simple: just log in to the Security Checkup page with your Google account information, which then will make sure your recovery info is correct, such as phone number and an extra email address. Second step will show you devices you have used your Google account on. Your list may be long if you sign in everywhere, but just about everyone’s will be different. Third step shows you account permission such as applications or other devices that you’ve used your account with. Other than my phones showing up prior, this section showed me my Chromecast, Chromebook, Google Glass, and a bunch of applications. Final step here is checking the 2-step verification settings if you have it set up. Once all that is good, you’ll receive 2GB of Drive storage. Pretty easy right?
It doesn’t look like there’s an expiration date as to when you’ll lose the 2GB, so better get to it and check you account real quick. Have you already received your 2GB for free? Let us know by leaving a comment down below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.[button link=”https://security.google.com/settings/intro/security/secureaccount?utm_source=drive-blog&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=safer-internet-day” icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: Google[/button]
Last Updated on February 10, 2016.