Google One: Photo Features, Storage Plans, VPN Service, All Details

Google One is a paid subscription storage model offered by Google. With the unlimited free space on Google Photos running out, users need to know more about it. It was first introduced in the United States in 2018 and later brought to many other countries including India. Essentially, the tech giant’s counter for Apple’s iCloud, Google One offers features like additional storage, family sharing, and more. Google also recently rolled out new features for premium Google One members, including a VPN service for Android users in the US.

Here’s a guide to what Google One has to offer, all the new features that have been introduced, and everything you need to know about them.

Google One Storage Plans Award in India, USA

There are Google One membership plans in India priced at Rs. 130 per month (Rs. 1,300 for a year) for 100 GB of storage, Rs. 210 per month (Rs. 2,100 for a year) for 200 GB of storage, Rs. 650 per month (Rs. 6,500 for a year) for 2 TB storage, Rs. 3,250 per month for 10 TB storage, Rs. 6,500 per month for 20 TB storage and Rs. 9,750 per month for 30 TB storage. The Google One app provides a comprehensive breakdown of your storage and the space used. Users get 15 GB of free data. After that, they need to buy a Google One subscription to continue storing data in the cloud.

In the US, Google One membership is $ 1.99 per month ($ 19.99 per year) for 100GB of storage, $ 2.99 per month ($ 29.99 per year) for 200GB, $ 9.99 per month ($ 99.99 per year) for 2TB, $ 99.99 per month for 10TB. and $ 199.99 per month for 20TB and $ 299.99 for 30TB of storage.

Storage level

India price

US price

100 GB

Rs. 130 per month

Rs. 1.00 per year

$ 1.99 per month

$ 19.99 per year

200 GB

Rs. 210 per month

Rs. 2,100 per year

$ 2.99 per month

$ 29.99 per year

2 TB

Rs. 650 per month

Rs. 6,500 per year

$ 9.99 per month

$ 99.99 per year

10 TB

Rs. 3,250 per month

$ 99.99 per month

20 TB

Rs. 6,500 per month

$ 199.99 per month

30 TB

Rs. 9,750 per month

$ 299.99 per month

Main features of Google One membership

Google One is a paid membership plan that gives users expanded storage benefits – including Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. It also offers the ability to automatically backup your phone to make switching handsets easier, and it helps to easily connect with experts to better handle complaints. It also provides access to Google Store Rewards and Google Play Credits. Users can share their Google One plan with up to five family members and get extended free trials for services like YouTube Premium.

Unlimited Google Photos storage until 2021

Recently, Google announced that it would end the free unlimited storage benefit in Google Photos and charge the storage space your photos and videos use for the 15GB quota. The new change will take effect on June 1, 2021. This move is meant to help convince more people to get a paid Google One subscription.

The company mentions that photos or videos that you uploaded in “high quality” (not original quality) before June 1st do not count towards the 15GB limit. Thus, the change will take effect for uploads that take place after June 1st. In addition, old Pixel phone users will be exempt from the latest change and will still be able to upload their photos and videos in “high quality” from their devices after June 1st. However, unlike in the past, they cannot access unlimited storage space for their content in the original file size either. It has been confirmed that future Pixel phones will not offer unlimited storage benefits.

Google One offers paid editing tools in Google Photos

In Photos, Google is also reportedly adding several paid editing tools for Google One paid subscribers. For example, it offers Google One members a paid color pop feature that allows them to apply the filter to any photo – even without depth information. Currently, the feature is only available for free for photos with depth information.

VPN service for Google One premium subscribers

Last month, Google also launched a VPN service for certain Google One subscribers. Google One’s VPN is only available on plans 2TB and above. A virtual private network (VPN) is designed for safe Internet use and is used by individuals to access blocked websites. With its VPN app, Google adds secure encryption to a phone’s online traffic, regardless of which app or browser the user is using. The service was originally launched for Android users in the US, but is set to expand to other countries as well as iOS, Windows and macOS in the coming months.

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