Secure Your Google Account And Get 2GB Extra Google Drive Storage For Free

Author James Mash 11.2.2015. | 23:14

10th February is the Safer Internet Day, so Google is giving everyone 2 GB of extra Drive storage to do something that everyone should be doing anyway: secure their Google accounts. Take 2 minutes to complete a simple Security Checkup.

Google-Account-Security-Checkup

The Security Checkup is available here.

The following checks are performed:

  • 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.

So, complete the Security Checkup by February 17 and two gigs of storage will be added to your Drive account on February 28. Furthermore, Google will email you when your storage adjustment is complete.

Last but not least, the two-gigabyte bump in your Google Drive storage plan is permanent, not temporary.

remark: 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.

Author James Mash 11.2.2015. | 23:14
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