This 5-Minute Google Checkup Will Give You 2 GB of Free Space
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If you use Google Drive, you’re going to love this! Right now, if you complete quick security check that will make sure everything is up to snuff with your Google account, you’ll get an additional 2GB of free storage on your Drive account.

This isn’t temporary storage like Dropbox or OneDrive tend to give out, but this is space that you’ll get to keep!

To get your free space, head to this page. You’ll need to login with your Google account, and then just follow the steps. It shouldn’t take you more than a couple of minutes, and you’ll be checking important things like how you recover your account, connected devices, services with permission to access your account, and 2-step verification settings.


Doing a checkup like this is great even if you weren’t going to get free space, and you really should think about doing it for other services like Facebook. It’s easy to forget what services you’ve given authorization too, and a little cleanup can help keep you much more secure.

Last year, Google offered this same deal, and it ran it for a week in honor of Safer Internet Day, so we’re assuming this will last about the same amount of time. Just to be safe, though, we recommend jumping in and doing at as soon as you have a free minute!

Do you have a lot of services connected to your Google account? Did you disconnect any during the checkup? Share in the comments!

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  1. Anonymous
    February 11, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing ! One more article for "Safer Internet Day" -

    The world’s attention is all about the effective use of the internet, right from browsing for a piece of information to shopping provisions online, internet is all in demand. The inception of Internet though not near holds the fort and has become a reliable part of our day to day activities. We over-rely on the virtual connection that every bit of technology is being crafted to integrate with the Internet.

  2. Ben-El
    February 11, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Mine is sealed!

  3. mohit
    February 10, 2016 at 2:50 am

    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.

    got it ,reflected immediately

  4. Anonymous
    February 9, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Thanks! Got my 2GB and cleaned up a few unused app authorizations in the process!

  5. The Gadgeteer
    February 9, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    I just went through these steps and did not receive any extra space. I'm still at the same amount (15GB). Bummer :(

    • The Gadgeteer
      February 9, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Update to my comment: The extra space showed up in my Gmail account, but not in Google drive...

  6. Anonymous
    February 9, 2016 at 11:24 am

    By **Tweaking** The Safety Features, A Few Months Ago, I Added 2GB To My Initial 15GB.

    The Same Again This Time - 19GB In Total, Now.

    The Fun Part - I Really Did Not Change Anything.

    Thank You Very Much.

  7. Anonymous
    February 9, 2016 at 7:37 am

    BAM! Jumped from 17 to 19 GB in 2 minutes.
    Great article, thanks!