Here’s how to get 2 GB Google Drive storage for free

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No, the engineers at Google
aren’t giving everyone something
for Valentines, there is a catch.
Today (as of the time of writing:
Tuesday February 10th) is Safer
Internet Day and the folks at
Mountain View want everyone
who uses the internet to know
how to be safe online by taking
several steps. Successfully
complete these steps and you’ll
have a cool 2 GB extra storage
added to your Google Drive (on
top of your current 25 GB if you
are a free user). Cool isn’t it?

For a quick comparison, Google
Drive’s competitor, Dropbox,
gives you just 2 GB cloud storage
before you embark on a
painstaking process of convincing
your friends to accept your
referrals so that you can milk 0.5
GB from each of those efforts or
you’re cornered to pay for it.

How do you get the 2 GB?

Easy. Take Google’s Security
Checkup . In the checkup process,
you’ll be taken through your
account recovery information e.g.
your set mobile phone number,
your chosen security question
etc. You’ll also be taken through
your recent account activity i.e.
which devices you’ve used to
access your Google account and
when that was; you’ll also get to
review permissions you’ve
granted to various applications
e.g. if you’re a chronic FIFA 14
addict then you’re likely to see it
in your permissions as you have
granted the application access to
your Google account through
Google Play Games.

How soon do you get your 2
GB?

On the 28th of this month, 2 GB
will be automatically added to
your Google Drive. You’ll be
notified via email as soon as that
happens.
Remember you have between
today and 17th February to
complete the Security Checkup
process and qualify for this extra
storage.

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