Google Gives Free 2GB Drive Space For A Check Up

Google Gives Free 2GB Drive Space For A Check Up
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Good news, Google Drive users! The tech giants is offering 2GB free storage to everyone who takes the time reviewing its account security settings. This is the second time that the search engine firm has offered free space for performing the security audit on promoting “Safer Internet Day” reports Forbes.


The information itself was tweeted by the California based firm stating that “It’s #SaferInternetDay. Get 2GB of free Drive storage when you take your Security Check up today.” Along with the message is a link which lead them directly to the site where they can do the security check up.

According to the message posted on the Google Drive Blog, it takes just 2 minutes to complete the simple Security Check up. The blog explains that while everything stored in Drive is always encrypted in transit at rest in Google’s  custom built data center, the check-up ensures that its users is making the most of the 24/7 protection that the tech firm offers.

Along with doing the check-up, the American tech company is giving the said free space as a way of thanks to the cooperation of the users. The check up should be done by Feb. 17 in order to be viable to receive the additional permanent 2 gigabyte storage space.

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The check up, which can be done in a few minutes, does at least this three steps; One ensure the user’s account recovery information is current. Two, lets the user review their recent sign in activity. And lastly, confirms the apps and devices that access some account information.

It is also explained that after completing all the steps in the security check up, there will be three green checkboxes seen. This boxes confirms that the user is eligible to receive free storage space. The free storage space is expected to roll out by Feb. 28. Users will be notified through email that they have already received the free permanent space.

So what are you waiting for? Check the link above and do the security check. Better hurry as you only have about 6 days left to be able to get the free 2GB. All are eligible to receive it except for those users who have “Google Apps for Work” and “Google Apps for Education.” But they can still recommended to do the check up to ensure security for their accounts.