Google has quietly added a new 2TB storage tier to Google Drive. The new storage level is $19.99 per month and fills the wide gap that was between the 1TB and the 10TB offering Drive offer previously. The new tier can be added to your account via the Drive Android app or on the website. If you already pay for Google Drive storage, you can upgrade your account via the app or web and you will be partially charged for the remaining time on your billing cycle. The access to the extra storage however goes into immediate effect. The new tier is available now and you should see it on both the app and the site to sign up.
The addition of the new tier will certainly help those users who need more than 1TB but not the massive – and expensive – 10TB option. Price wise, the 2TB plan is competitive with other cloud storage solutions and, of course, since Drive ties in nicely with other Google apps, it is convenient.
Remember that if you store Google G Suite files (Docs, Sheets and Slides) and uses High Quality on your Google Photos uploads, those don’t count against your storage quota. Things like Gmail attachments, PDFs and Microsoft files do count against it.