Google Drive will become Google One, introducing new storage plan pricing
Google has announced that it is introducing a new service that will absorb Google Drive called Google One.
In a Google Blog post announcing the change, Pavni Diwanji, Google's Vice President of the new service, cited the proliferation of mobile devices, high resolution photography, and 4K video as reasons for the expanded storage plan options.
The paid storage options available from Google One range from 100 gigabytes to 30 terabytes. The storage plans include the ability to allow five additional family members to share the allocated storage (with each user getting their own private storage space) as well as the service's additional benefits. As of the announcement, these benefits include access to customer service experts, credit for the Google Play Store, discounts on hotels found via Google Search, and more to be added over time.
In regards to pricing, Google One has lowered the price for the 100 GB, 200 GB, and 2 TB plans in the move from Google Drive. 100 GB will cost $1.99, 200 GB for $2.99, and 2 TB for $9.99 per month (all prices in USD). Pricing outside of the United States, as well as exact plans for when Google One will launch outside of the US, have not been announced.
According to the announcement blog post, the change to Google One will not impact G Suite users.