New for Google Drive: Cheaper Storage and Family Sharing with Google One

Matthew Guay
Matthew Guay / May 16, 2018

Google One

Google Drive—along with Gmail, Google Docs, Google Photos, and the rest of your Google apps—come with 15GB of storage for free. That's plenty at first, but it's easy to fill it up with documents, photos, and email attachments.

For years, you needed to upgrade your Google Drive to a paid plan if you want more storage in Gmail, Google Photos, or any other Google app, as all your Google tools share the same storage. Google's simplified things with new Google One plans that add additional storage to all of your Google apps together. Google One plans also let you share your storage with up to 5 family members, each with separate, private storage from your plan. And, if you need help, you can now get personal support for Google's apps and products

Google One plans are launching over the next few months, and you can signup now for updates when it launches. Here are the plans you'll be able to pick from—with the same free and 100GB plans, a new 200GB plan, and doubled storage with the new 2TB plan—or, if you already have a paid Google Drive account, you'll be upgraded to a similar Google One plan automatically:

  • Free for 15GB
  • $1.99/month for 100GB
  • $2.99/month for 200GB
  • $9.99/month for 2TB
  • from $99/month for 10TB

If you use a G Suite plan for your work, your plan will stay the same, with 30GB of storage with the $5/month per user Basic plan or unlimited storage with the $10/month per user Business plan. But if you need more storage for your personal account, too, the new Google One plans make that more affordable.

Header image via the Google One launch post.