Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View

INTERNATIONAL - Google announced that it will be offering a new, low-cost storage plan and half off the price of its 2 Terabyte(TB) storage option which will be called Google one. 

It does not replace Google Drive but converts all Google Drive paid storage plans to Google One, making it cheaper.  

On Google One, 200GB of storage will cost you $2.99 (R37, 36) a month. 

The 2TB plan, which usually costs $19.99 (R249.85) per month, will now cost $9.99 (R124.86) a month.

Additionally, the 1TB plan that costs $9.99 (R124.86) a month will be removed.

The company added that other plans such as the 10, 20, or 30 TB won’t see any changes.

Google will also offer a family plan, that will be shareable within a family of up to five members, and give users access to live chat support even if you’re on the cheapest plan of $1.99 (R25.11) a month for 100GB.

This will be the first time live support is coming to Google for users who may not have a G Suite business account.

If you want to use Google One without paying at all, the company will still offer Drive’s basic 15GB of free space option. 

The upgrade will arrive first to users who already pay for additional Google Drive storage.

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