Get extra 2GB of Google Drive storage with a simple checkup


In conjunction with Safer Internet Day 2016, Google is dishing out 2GB of extra cloud storage to all users worldwide. All you need to do is to perform a simple security check up and it probably won’t take you more than 2 minutes of your time.


To redeem your free storage, just head over here to get started. You’ll be asked if you’ve set your secondary email, mobile number, check a list of connected devices and permission settings. If there are any signs of possible security risk, you’ll be recommended to change your password with a stronger one.


The 2GB redemption is instant and it will stay with your Google account indefinitely. Google had offered 2GB extra Drive storage last year for doing a simple check up. This is just a friendly reminder to ensure that all your Google login credentials are in proper order. We recommend that you take a good look at the “connected devices” list to ensure that nobody else has access to your account. Who knows, it could be one of your old devices that you’ve forgotten to log out.

If you haven’t done so, redeem your extra storage here and don’t forget to spread the word around. This promotion ends on 11th February 2016 and it doesn’t apply for Google Apps for Work and Education accounts.


Alexander Wong