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Google Offers Free 2GB Storage Upon Account Security Check

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Google has just announced an attractive offer that prompts users to ensure that their Google account is safe and secure. In celebration of Safer Internet Day, Google wants you to take the Security Checkup and tighten the security of your account which is already heavily secure thanks to industry standard technology being used by Google.

According to a blog post published on Google Drive official blog, users have until February 17, 2015 to run the Security Checkup which shouldn’t take longer than 2 minutes to complete. Google doesn’t want you to do the security checkup just to make sure your security and recovery information are up to date, it also wants to reward you for running the checkup on your account. The reward? Permanent 2 GB storage on your Google account.

By default, every Google account holder gets access to 15GB of cloud storage spread across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google+ photos that are larger than 2048 pixels on the longest edge. There are options to upgrade your Google account to buy more storage, but Google sometimes gives you free storage for limited period of time. For example, the company offers 100 GB of free storage with every purchase of Chromebook. But the storage expires after two years.

However, Google stayed away from such tiers and made an honest reward to its users. The 2 GB free storage that it will give you is permanent. That means once you do the security checkup by February 17, your account will receive 2 extra GB of storage for life.

Google said you will have to make sure that at the end of your Security Checkup, all checkboxes are green, which is a sign that you’re eligible for the free storage and your account is secure. If you’ve done so within February 17, you’ll receive the extra 2 GB storage on your account starting February 28, 2015.

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and run the Security Checkup right away to make sure your account’s security and recovery information is up to date and that you get your reward!

Source: Google Drive Blog

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