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PSA: Get 2GB of free Google Drive storage when you perform an account security checkup

Admit it: you can always use more cloud storage. Google is offering you an easy way to score more Drive space and get some extra peace of mind about your account security.

Just as it did last year, Google is honoring Safer Internet Day by giving you 2GB of Google Drive space if you perform an account security check.

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After a quick check-up, two GB of Drive storage will be yours.

It’s a simple walkthrough where you can ensure your recovery information, connected devices, account permissions, app password access, and two-step verification settings are all up to date. Once you check all of these out, you’ll see the free Drive storage added to your account. It only takes a minute or two.

Why this matters: Your Google account is a pretty important hub of your day-to-day computing, so it’s a good practice to take some time and ensure there hasn’t been any unusual sign-ins from other devices and that you have two-step authentication turned on. The bad guys are out there, so being smart about your security is the best way to beat them.

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