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Promoted 02-10-2015 by yuugotserved at 11:52 AM View Original Post
Google is offering an Extra 2GB of Google Drive Storage for Free when you complete a simple security checkup. Thanks Joe Davola

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The security checkup ensures that your account recovery information is current, lets you review recent sign-in activity and confirms the apps and devices that access some account information.

Offer is valid through February 17. According to Google, you will be granted the storage automatically around February 28.

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Edited February 17, 2015 at 08:31 AM by Joe Davola
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Link to Security Checkup [google.com].

You need to do the complete security checkup by February 17 and you should receive the free and permanent 2GB around February 28. You should also receive an email when your 2GB adjustment is complete. Unfortunately I don't believe you receive an e-mail confirming you've completed the steps, but if you get at least the three green checks indicated in the Google link, you should be good to go.

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This Safer Internet Day, we're reminded how important online safety is and hope you'll use this as an opportunity to take 2 minutes to complete a simple Security Checkup. While everything stored in Drive is always encrypted in transit and at rest in Google's custom-built data centers, this checkup ensures you're making the most of the 24/7 protection you already get from Google. As our way of saying thanks for completing the checkup by 17 February 2015, we'll give you a permanent 2 gigabyte bump in your Google Drive storage plan.

It takes just a couple of minutes and, unlike other checkups, it won't leave you feeling guilty about not flossing. Here's what it does:

Ensures your account recovery information is current
If we detect suspicious activity in your account, we use your recovery info to get in touch and make sure no one but you gains access.
Lets you review recent sign-in activity
Reviewing this lets you validate the sign-ins are coming from you and not someone who shouldn't be using your credentials.
Confirms the apps and devices that access some account information
This step lets you monitor this list and remove apps and devices that don't need access to your account any more.

After you've gone through the checkup successfully, you'll see three green checkboxes (see below) that confirm you're eligible for the free storage and, more importantly, that you've taken steps to enhance your online safety. We'll be granting the storage automatically to everyone around 28 February 2015 and we'll send you an email when your adjustment is complete.
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Last Edited by carigis February 10, 2015 at 08:43 AM
UPDATE: Google Apps for Work and Google Apps for Education users are not eligible for the bonus storage but should still consider taking the Security Checkup.

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Yay free!! Whee
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The Google Drive Group on Google+ posted an article this morning about a permanent 2 gigabyte bump in your Google Drive Storage Plan if you update your account security.

Please note - It needs to be completed by February 17, 2015 and it gets posted automatically to your account around Feb. 28, 2015.


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It requires you to put in a recovery phone number to complete it!..
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Thanks could always use more storage for free
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I actually found it useful going through all the short-lived apps I granted access to my account and removed them. nod
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Cool I like
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Any reason to use Google Drive over Dropbox? I use Drive for online Google Docs but use Dropbox for all my general file storage.

I guess I could separate things and use dropbox for certain types of files and Google Drive for other types or something like that. Just never really had a need for it.
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This is really less than a drop in a bucket if you got the 1TB free for 2 years with a Chromebook. But it's permanent so why not.At the rate of Chromebook promos you'll never need to pay google for storage. I initially got 100GB for 2 years, and a few days before the 2 years were up I got a free TB for another 2 years. In a year and a half I expect a free 10TB ... I'm waiting goog!
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Any reason to use Google Drive over Dropbox? I use Drive for online Google Docs but use Dropbox for all my general file storage.

I guess I could separate things and use dropbox for certain types of files and Google Drive for other types or something like that. Just never really had a need for it.
Not really. I find the google drive web interface to be horrific, but it is good to get the storage update anyway just for gmail & other purposes.
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You have to pay for Google Drive space? Oo I always got unlimited for free
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Do you get right away? It didn't seem to add 2gb to my storage.

Nevermind.. They will add around 28th.
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Thanks OP
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This is really less than a drop in a bucket if you got the 1TB free for 2 years with a Chromebook. But it's permanent so why not.At the rate of Chromebook promos you'll never need to pay google for storage. I initially got 100GB for 2 years, and a few days before the 2 years were up I got a free TB for another 2 years. In a year and a half I expect a free 10TB ... I'm waiting goog!
What was the free 1TB for 2 years from?
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