Few days ago, Google in a blog post announced that it is going to add 2 GB of free Google drive storage to users who check their Google account security settings.
Google drive offers 15 GB of free storage space, and by performing a few security checks, users can bump their free storage space to 17 GB. The offer runs until Feb 17, 2015, and the storage space will be credited by the end of this month.
Here is what you need to do:
- Visit the security settings page of your Google account.
- You will be asked to review your recovery information. The recovery info helps you to recover your account if you have lost access to it. You can add an email address and phone number. Google may verify the email and phone number by sending a link or code.
- After you have completed reviewing your recovery information, Google will ask you to review your recent sign in activity. If you notice anything unusual, you should hit on “Something looks wrong”. Google will ask to you change your account password. If everything looks all right, hit “Looks good”.
- You will then be asked to review devices, apps, and websites that are connected to your account. You can revoke access of any of the listed services by clicking on “Remove”. Hit “Done” to complete the review process.
According to Google: “You will see three green check boxes (see below) that confirm you are eligible for the free storage and, more importantly, that you have taken steps to enhance your online safety”.