Here’s how you can get 2GB of free Google Drive storage space by running a simple security check online. Google can be generous in a lot of corners especially when it comes to its online services, where the Big G is known to give away stuff either at a mega discount, or in some cases, absolutely free.
It’s highly likely that Google is running this offer to celebrate Safer Internet Day 2016, something which Google celebrated last year as well with the exact same 2GB Drive space giveaway. Last year, the offer came to an end on the 17th of February, so if Google is repeating the exact same thing this year then we can only assume that 17th is the deadline after which we won’t be able to grace ourselves with 2GB of free Drive storage. The free storage space can be used towards anything Drive related, which means you can store documents, photos, videos or a bunch of other files to share with others, or maybe just hold as backup in the cloud. Drive can transform the way you share documents, email files, collect web content, and more. You may love it for its free productivity suite, but Google Drive is first and foremost a cloud storage service.
If youa€™re reading this, youa€™re probably already using Google Drive as your go-to storage option. The ability to insert Google Drive files into your Gmail messages provides a few significant advantages over uploading files as attachments from your hard drive. To insert a file from Google Drive, click the Drive icon at the bottom of your Gmail message and select the file from your Drive account.
To do this, open the folder containing all the files and click the share icon (it looks like a person with plus sign next to it) in the upper right. One of the perks of data collection apps like Evernote and Microsofta€™s OneNote is the ability to easily capture content from the web and save it online. Once youa€™ve installed the extension, click the Drive icon in the Chrome toolbar to save the currently viewed webpage. If you find yourself bumping up against Google Drivea€™s 15GB storage limit, you can always check which of Googlea€™s servicesa€”Drive, Gmail, and Google Photosa€”are eating up the most space by hovering over the usage data in the lower left corner of your Drive page. When you need to audit your storage, Drive lets you know which of Googlea€™s services is consuming the most space. PCWorld helps you navigate the PC ecosystem to find the products you want and the advice you need to get the job done. Celebrating the launch, Google also bumped up Gmail storage from seven and a half gigabytes to ten gigabytes of free space per user, the Gmail team announced in a blog post. The increase will take effect over the next 24 hours. However, as The Verge points out, with these new tiers Google has actually raised storage prices.
When you upgrade to a paid account, your Gmail account storage will also expand to 25 GB of free storage space. A web-based file viewer lets anyone easily browse shared files and open over thirty different file types, such as Photoshop images, Illustrator vector drawings and HD clips. Other features include the ability to add and reply to comments on any media (PDF, image, videotape, etc.) and get notified when other people comment on or wish to share documents with you. Though Google Drive appears to be an enterprise-focused service tied to the Google Apps offering, the company made sure to include a few consumer-centric features. Will you use a Google Drive or does it look like yet another me-too crappy service from Google? As for me, I’m not sure I feel comfortable knowing Google scans and indexes all the files uploaded to Google Drive.
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Both Google Drive and OneDrive are nice ways to store your files, photos, and more, and you can store quite a bit of content using this free storage.
If you utilized Google Drive cloud storing service to store your significant data online, here is good news for you. Ita€™s a best delver for whole Google Drive customers as it doesn't need you to fill any online survey or another significant thing. By default, every user with a Google Applications for Work account has thirty Giga Byte of storage obtainable for uploaded Google Drive files, Google+, Gmail, Photos.
Individual customers can buy more storage space for themselves (if not you turn off the Individual Storage facility for your business). A user can have only single storage license of every type (administrator managed & individual storage).
The total space accessible to a consumer is the total of the Google Drive storage certificates assigned to the consumer and any individual storage. If you don't see these columns, click in the up corner and pick Select columns to add them. If you want 2GB of rxtar cloud storage, here’s how you can perform a simple security checkup, that despite being called out as a 2-minute excersise. Apart from the big cloud storage services like Amazon S3 and CloudDrive, the small services are also doing well in the industry.
Now as per some reports on Internet, Google is planning to launch their own online data storage and sync application, just like Dropbox. Now based on the rumors, I thought we should take a close look on online storage industry competition and see if Google is having any chance to win the game here with Google Drive or GDrive. Google is planning to provide 1 GB of free storage when you will sign-up for the application.
When the industry is over populated, you need to think of the limitations or issues (if any) related to the existing players. Dropbox Security Issue – Few days ago, Dropbox faced a security glitch after releasing an upgrade to their system.
No official Android App for SkyDrive – Microsoft is integrating SkyDrive with Windows 8 operating system and they have done a great job on that.


If Google addresses these issues in its own application and comes up with better features than these existing players, it may see success.
Some people are saying that Google may release GDrive on April 1, as that is the release date of Gmail as well.
Update – Here comes the very first screenshot of Google Drive (may be) posted on TalkAndroid. Editing documents in the Google Drive Android app requires ongoing syncs to update your documents, which can increase your bandwidth usage.
If Google Drive is going to have the capability to view and edit the stored document on mobile platforms like Android, then what would happen to Google Docs. Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. Google Drive received an update allowing your Google documents to load faster and have quicker editing support.
148Apps is an independent publication of Steel Media Ventures that has not been authorized, sponsored, or approved by Apple Inc. Like us, tweet to us or +1 us, to keep up with our round the clock updates, reviews, guides and more. As the nexus of Googlea€™s other services, its 15GB of free space can be leveraged to improve almost any productivity task. You can streamline this process by making it the default save location for all your documents on your PC. Normally if you send a collaborative document to multiple people, youa€™ll be returned a separate version of that document from each recipient, from which youa€™ll have to compile feedback into a master doc. When you attach a local file to an email, therea€™s nothing to prevent a recipient from forwarding it on to unauthorized viewers. But if you need to distribute many files to the same group of people, ita€™s better to compile all the files into a folder and then share it. Enter the email addresses for each person you want to share the folder with and select the type of access for thema€”for folders you can give them either viewing or editing privileges. You can do much the same in Google Drive with the help of the Save to Google Drive extension for the Chrome browser. You can save it as a screenshot (the whole page or just the visible portion), a web archive, or HTML by configuring the extension options. And now, Google has just beefed up its own cloud storage by launching the brand new Google Drive service, as rumored. They quickly removed the original post, but not before Gerwin Sturm saved a copy and posted a translated version on his Google+ profile.
Desktop apps detect whatever gets thrown inside the Google Drive folder on your machine and sync files with the cloud, mobile apps and the web version of Google Drive, also automatically syncing any changes made to the files inside the special folder.
The storage upgrade page is available here, providing a handy overview of your use of Drive, Gmail and Picasa storage. It also features image recognition and Google’s trademark search capabilities are deeply integrated into its bowels.
The company notes that this technology is still in its early stages, but they expect it to get better over time.
You can attach photos from Drive to posts in Google+, and soon you’ll be able to attach stuff from Drive directly to emails in Gmail.
Note that Google is still offering paid upgrades for your cloud storage shared across Gmail, Picasa Web Albums and Docs. Currently, these paid tiers are available in 20 GB, 80 GB, 200 GB, 400 GB or 1 TB flavors, priced at $5, $20, $50, $100 or $256 per year, respectively. The checkup involves you making sure that your Google account info is up-to-date, reviewing your recent sign-in activity, and then confirming the apps and devices that’ve accessed your account information. Unlike Google’s offer, your free OneDrive storage will only last for two years, but you are getting substantially more storage. Neither process takes much time, so if you want some free cloud storage, hit up the links below and get to work!
You just want to complete a little and significant security checkup and Google will automatically upsurge your free storage plan in Google Drive with two Giga Byte. You just want to perform an automated security checkup which is really beneficial for you as it confirms that your Google account is secure. After finishing the checkup, you will see a successful memorandum with green checkboxes that approves that you have positively completed the security checkup. The Mountain View giant’s security measures are pretty potent as it is and the idea is to simply make sure that you are actually making your accounts safer with use of all tricks that you have at your displosal. Eventhough, Google Drive already gives a 15GB of cloud based storage from the get go, and everything on your drive is safer though, given that the data in transition is encrypted, where later it resides in the so far safe Google servers. Detailing the most recent activity relating to your Google account, along with the location of access.
Apart from the local storage, we need cloud storage to take online backup of important files like documents, pictures and in some cases media files like videos and music.
For example, Dropbox (an amazing service for online data storage and sync) is really good if you want to have important files accessible from anywhere.
Rumors are also flooded about the free storage that Google is going to provide with the application. It may be an increasing space just like Gmail space which keeps increasing daily by small amount. I don’t think Google can take a lead by just offering some free space (that even less than leaders like Dropbox).
And if you can come up with a bug free solution or respond with an application which is better than others, you may have chance to succeed. Everyone’s Dropbox account was open for accessing their files and other stored data without their own password.
But the online storage system is not available officially for Android platform where Dropbox is doing great with its application.


Till than you can share your favorite online storage place through comments and let us know why that platform is your favorite one. You can see that the shared screenshot of Google Drive is showing free online storage of 2GB. Whether Google will merge these two products so that one can create documents and store them and access the synced ones from anywhere.
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If you feel something is wrong, please feel free to make the changes, after all, you’re going through a security checkup, something which we rarely go through on a regular basis. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available on the Terms and Conditions page. But because Google Drivea€™s productivity appsa€”Docs, Sheets, and Slidesa€”make each collaboratora€™s comments and changes visible in real time to everyone that file is shared with, therea€™s no need to pass several versions of the same document, spreadsheet, or presentation back and forth. But because Drivea€™s sharing feature lets you designate who can access a filea€”and change those sharing settings at any timea€”youa€™ll have more peace of mind when emailing sensitive material. You can also save any documents, images, links, or HTML5 audio and video by right clicking on the object and selecting Save to Google Drive from the drop-down menu.
Shortly thereafter, Google officially published the post as it formally launched Google Drive. Drive is also an open platform, so we’re working with many third-party developers so you can do things like send faxes, edit videos and create website mockups directly from Drive. The whole process takes a minute or so, and if you complete it by February 17, you’ll get a permanent 2GB increase in your Google Drive storage plan around February 28. Wait for some days and Google will start yielding the free 2GB storage automatically to everybody nearby 28 February, 2015.
It is not yet a confirmed news but as per these reports, Google may launch the service with name as GDrive in the very first weeks of April, 2012.
Google offers to all users 15 GB space which can be used across various Google services like Gmail, Google Plus, Google Drive etc. But if you insert a file direct from Google Drive, you can send a file up to 15GBa€”and up to 1TB if you have a paid plan. To install these apps, visit the Chrome Web Store—and look out for even more useful apps in the future.
Once the added 2GB of free storage is additional to your Google Drive account, you'll obtain a confirmation mail from Google. Other benefit of these services is to have access to stored files from anywhere using any device.
Kindly note that the GDrive rumor started on web in year 2006 and still there is no such service launched yet by Google.
Mobile devices are now having HD cameras and we use 3G or even 4G connections to upload those pictures or captured videos to social networking sites and then take backup of them on online storage sites. So, you can use the full 15 GB as cloud storage space on Google Drive only if you do not use any other Google service.The 15 GB gets used up pretty quickly if you use services like Gmail extensively and this drastically reduces the available cloud storage space on your Google Drive. Once youa€™ve shared a folder, any files you add to it will be shared with the same access rights. Microsoft SkyDrive is a great place for storing documents specially Microsoft Office documents or PDFs and is currently offering 25GB of free storage. Google generally offers additional free cloud storage space to promote its products, but there are a few exceptions to this.
Microsoft is also having Office 365 where you can actually have complete Office package online. If Google wants to have a piece of cake with GDrive, it will have to come up with an easy to operate applications for different devices.
So, if your whole tech life is centered around Google, you could easily snap extra free cloud storage space from Google. Google itself is offering 1GB of free storage with Google Docs where you can upload different formats of files. You could always buy additional storage and Google Drive is one of the cheapest cloud storage service out there. Chromebook: Google offers 100 GB more free Google Drive cloud storage space on almost all Google Chromebooks. HTC One (M8): If you own a HTC One (M8) you get an additional 50 GB free cloud storage on Google Drive for two years. Moto X and Moto G: Google, the brief owner of Motorola is showering an extra 50 GB free cloud storage space on any one who buys a Moto X or Moto G. The free storage is active for two years.Previously, Google has given away an additional 10 GB Google Drive cloud storage to anyone who links their Google account to Quickoffice. So, lookout for similar offers in the future to get more free Google Drive cloud storage space.
I’ve been doing this for a long time and am able to access all the accounts from either my cell or PC.
Reply Link Eric Anderson August 1, 2016, 11:03Omg I just reread my comment and caught the mistakes. Ooops Reply Link Dan August 3, 2016, 20:08It is a nightmare for large files and there is a blacklist of competitors.




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