Google LLC announcement today that Google One users will have access to more premium products Google workspace features that were previously only available to those who subscribed to the latter service.
Google One is a subscription plan aimed at consumers that gives them access to additional storage beyond the standard 15 gigabytes of space that comes with each Google Account. It offers users up to 2 terabytes of storage to use with Gmail, Google Photos, and Google Drive.
The service also bundles additional benefits, including a tool used to back up files on mobile devices, a built-in virtual private network for Android and iOS devices, and 10% cash back rewards on Google Play Store purchases.
In a bid to make Google One even more appealing, the company said subscribers will also have access to enhanced video calling features in Google Meet. Google is eliminating the pesky one-hour time limit on group video calls, allowing users to talk continuously for up to 24 hours instead. Additionally, Google One users will have access to premium Google Meet features, such as filters for background noises such as barking dogs and construction workers.
Users will also be able to securely record and store their calls on Google Drive, so they can share special moments such as virtual birthday celebrations, the company said in a blog post.
Additional features for Google One users are now available in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan and Mexico, with more countries coming soon, Google said. The company has promised that Google One members will also have access to additional premium Google Workspace features in the near future, though it didn’t say what or when.
What’s clear is that Google seems determined to take steps to make Google One a more attractive offering overall.