Google One, Google’s cloud storage subscription service, has reportedly announced a new 5TB storage plan that would fill the gap between its existing storage solutions.
The new storage plan comes between the current 2TB and 10TB storage tiers. The former costs $9.99 for a month, while the latter costs $49.99 per month.
The plan is introduced after Google Photos’ unlimited storage option was withdrawn earlier this year. Google now gives up to 15GB of free storage across all of its products, including Gmail, Drive, Photos, Docs, Sheets, and many others.
According to reports, the new 5TB storage plan has been secretly offered for Google One users. For $24.99 per month, users can choose a 5TB storage plan. Users may also purchase the storage plan on a yearly basis for $249.99, which offers a 17 percent discount.
The 5TB plan is said to have the same features as Google One’s 2TB storage plan. These include access to Google experts, the option to add family, extra member benefits, 10 percent back on Google Store purchases, and a VPN for Android smartphones. It’s unknown when the option was added and which parts of the world will benefit from the expanded storage plans.
Previously, Google One only offered plans with 100 GB, 200 GB, 2 TB, 10 TB, 20 TB, and 30 TB of storage. However, it now offers a 5TB package, which is a good compromise for individuals who require more than 2TB but not quite as much as 10 and don’t want to pay $50 per month on cloud storage.
In May 2018, Google introduced Google One as its new official platform for storage purchase, restoring Google Drive to its original place as a storage service. Google had announced that it would no longer be offering unlimited free storage to “high quality” and express quality photos from June 2021. This means that high-quality and express-quality photos will now count toward the user’s 15 GB Google Account Storages.