Feb 12, 2015

Free Extra 2GB From Google Just by Performing a Security Check-Up

Posted Feb 12, 2015
If you're a nerd like me, you might want to take advantage of this freebie: Google is offering to increase your storage by two gigabytes if you perform a security checkup in your account. The offer is open only until Feb 17, 2015.

If you don't it know yet, your Google account has a storage limit and initially you're given a 15GB allowance. This space is consumed by your emails, photos, and files, . 15GB of storage may be huge, but if you're a power user even with just one app, e.g. you send a lot of emails with attachments, or you use Google Drive regularly, then you can use up those free storage very easily. In my case though, I'm only using 2.38GB of my 25GB storage as shown in the above figure. You can check your available storage by visiting: https://www.google.com/settings/storage

How to do a security check-up:

1. Login to https://myaccount.google.com/

2. Click "GET STARTED" under Security checkup section

3. Complete the steps in the security check-up wizard

You're done! Google says the boxes should be all green for you to be eligible for the free upgrade. Once you're done, the additional 2GB will not immediately show in your account, you have to wait until Feb. 28, 2015; you'll also receive an email from Google regarding the adjustment in your storage space.

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