Google has always been one to promote security and for Safer Internet Day, the search engine giant is once again running its promotion: get 2GB of free Google Drive storage in just a couple of steps.
The process is relatively easy. All you have to do complete is a simple security checkup rundown by going to Google’s security website. Google will start with your recovery information that includes your recovery phone and your recovery email. Afterwards, you’ll see a list of devices that have been connected to your Google account and then last is a pretty expansive list of apps, websites, and devices that are tied to your Google account. The last list may seem pretty daunting, especially if you’re one to download several apps and move on to another in quick succession. The name of the app or service is indicated, so you’ll find it easier to check if it’s a legitimate one or not.
After the security checkup is done, Google will give its “simple thanks” by adding 2GB of Drive storage on top of the 15GB standard. However, do take note that the changes aren’t applied immediately once you finish the process, so let it take a moment until it kicks in.
Last year, Mountain View also made a similar promotion to commemorate Safer Internet Day, giving users 2GB of free Google Drive storage space. If you’ve been part of last year’s promotion and you’re worried that you won’t be able to participate in the current one, don’t fear. You can still claim another 2GB to add up to your already expanded storage.
Google notes that its Drive storage is always encrypted in transit and at rest in the company’s data centers. The checkup ensures that users are taking advantage of Google’s around-the-clock protection, and the company extends it with a premium storage bump on your Google Drive account. It only takes a couple of minutes, and you’ll get to setup your security further while getting more out of it.