Storage has rarely been a problem with Google. Google offers all users 15GB of data that can be backed up automatically at no additional cost. Now, Google intends to add more security by introducing its virtual private network (VPN) for users. Once the 15GB limit is reached, users can opt for a paid subscription. Users enrolled in plans of 2TB and above can enable the VPN at no cost.
Google also made the One App storage manager and backup tools available to all users at no additional cost in July.
Google is bringing its VPN for Google One subscribers using the 2TB and higher storage plan. It is currently being rolled out in the US for Android users, and Google has said it will also be available on iOS, Windows and Mac, and in other countries in the coming months.
According to Google, the VPN will represent the added layer of online protection for your Android phone and the peace of mind that your data is safe. Eligible Google One users can enable the VPN from their phones with a simple tap. Google highlighted the problem with public WiFis and unsecured networks that put user privacy at risk.
“We’ve already built advanced security into all of our products, and the VPN extends that security to encrypt all your phone’s online traffic, no matter what app or browser you’re using. The VPN is built into the Google One app, so with just one touch, you can be sure that your connection is safe from hackers, ”noted Google.
In India, three subscription plans for monthly backup storage are available at Rs 130, Rs 210 and Rs 650. They provide 100GB, 200GB, and 2TB storage options respectively. These plans can also be purchased with an annual payment of Rs 1300, Rs 2100 and Rs 6500 respectively.
Paid subscriptions also offer additional benefits in sharing the subscription plan with up to five additional family members, real-time customer support from Google, and Google Play credits. They can also enable VPN on their devices at no additional cost.
Initially, the VPN will be available on the Google One app for Android in the US and will expand to more countries for iOS, Windows, and Mac in the coming months, Google noted.
- Google is rolling out its VPN for Google One app subscribers in the US, which is likely to expand to more countries.
- Google One users who subscribe to 2TB plans and above can enable the VPN for free.
- Google made the One App storage manager and backup tools available to all users at no additional cost in July.