Feb 10, 2015

How to get free storage on Google Drive for doing a security check-up?

There is supposed to be some type of promotion that Google will give users extra cloud storage on Google Drive for doing a security check-up on their account. How do I participate and take advantage of this offer?
02/11/2015
Just to add to what David said, be aware that Google will not instantly make the additional 2GB available. It will be added to the accounts of everyone that participate around the end of February, and Google will send you an email confirmation then. A lot of people seem to not read this part of the description and get flustered when the 2GB are not there immediately. Here's the relevant part of Google’s statement:

“After you’ve gone through the checkup successfully, you’ll see three green checkboxes (see below) that confirm you’re eligible for the free storage and, more importantly, that you’ve taken steps to enhance your online safety. We’ll be granting the storage automatically to everyone around 28 February 2015 and we’ll send you an email when your adjustment is complete.”
http://googledrive.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/safer-internet-day-2015.html
02/12/2015
Thanks, I was wondering why my account was still at 15 GB. Google works in mysterious ways sometimes. I guess they have to provision all that storage. And I found some interesting security violations on my account, so I am glad that I went thru the process.
02/11/2015
You have a few days to take advantage of this offer, so act now. If you go to this page (after signing into your Google account), make sure your security questions are correct, you will get your 2 GB of additional storage. Forever. More details here:
http://googledrive.blogspot.com/2015/02/safer-internet-day-2015.html

And here is where you adjust your security settings:
https://security.google.com/settings/security/secureaccount?pli=1

There are other offers for free storage additions, including if you buy certain Motorola Android-based cellphones:
https://support.google.com/drive/answer/3111063?hl=en
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