Google Once Again Offering Free Extra Google Drive Storage

free extra google drive storageTo celebrate World Safer Internet Day, Google are once again offering free extra Google drive storage. To qualify for your 2GB, yip 2 Gigabytes of free extra Google drive storage, all you have to do is complete the Account Security Update. Its as simple as that! If you use Google drive, this is a great way to get extra free storage, but you need to act fast, it lasts until Thursday only!

Update: The 2GB free offer is available until Thursday 11th February.

Please note: To receive this offer, you must successfully complete the Security Checkup by 11 February 2016.  This bonus storage offer does not apply to Google Apps for Work or Google Apps for Education accounts. 

Step 1

You’ll need to verify your backup information, including phone number, recovery email address and backup security question. These fields must be filled out for this portion of the security check-up to be considered complete. Now you’ll be able to check your connected devices that have recently signed-in to your account. If you have any mobile devices attached to your Google account, you will see them in this list. If something looks wrong, you’ll be prompted to change the password on your account to make sure the device in question can no longer connect.

Step 2

This next section might be a long one if you’ve used Google to log in to many devices or websites. Each device and site will be listed with a Remove button to the right, allowing you to cancel access right now. You can always come back to this at a later time if you change devices or no longer want to use a specific website/service. This is the end of the security check-up if you are not using two-step authentication. If you are using two-step authentication on your account, you may notice that some devices do not support the authentication code. For these, you would have used an application-specific password. This section allows you to revoke any of the devices you no longer want on your account.

Step 3

The final section of the security checkup includes your 2-step verification settings, which should include a backup phone number and backup codes. The phone number will help you work out access to your account with Google if you lose other methods of logging in, and the backup codes serve as one-use passwords if you lose the authenticator. After finishing, you’ll see a “Nicely done” page load, with the message that 2 GB of Drive space will be awarded to your account to celebrate Safer Internet Day. So hurry, and avail of your 2 GB free extra Google Drive storage now!

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Hat Tip – C|net