Complete the Google Security Checkup today to add 2 Gigabyte of additional permanent storage to your Google Account.
Google runs a special promotion on Safe Internet Day -- just like it did last year -- that awards Google account owners with an increase of 2 Gigabyte of permanent storage if they complete the company's Security Checkup.
The checkup takes less than a minute to complete and will net you another 2 Gigabyte of storage to your account.
You may remember that Google ran the same promotion last year as well.
Visit the Security Checkup website with a click on the following link: https://security.google.com/settings/security/secureaccount
You are asked to sign in to your Google account if you are not logged in already. The checkup consists of several parts that you go through to verify important account and security related information:
Google informs you about the storage additional directly after you complete the Security Checkup process.
To help celebrate Safer Internet Day 2016, we added 2 GB of free Drive storage to your Google account because you completed the Security Checkup.
Visit Google's Drive Storage page to verify that the 2 Gigabyte of free extra storage has been added to your account.
There you need to hover over the pie chart to display used and total space. Total space includes the current plan, and all permanent or temporary promotions that added extra storage to the account.
The new 2 Gigabyte of storage are listed as 2016 Security Checkup Bonus under total storage.
Since it is usually a good idea to verify security settings regularly anyway, it is probably a good idea to do it today as it nets you an extra 2 Gigabyte of storage. It takes less than a minute to complete the checkup -- provided that you don't need to do any modifications -- and the extra storage is awarded directly to the account without any delay. (via Caschy)
Now You: How much free storage do you have currently?
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