Do you have a Google account? How would you like some extra free online storage? Chances are, you’ve answered yes to both questions, and in that case, Google has a little treat in store for you.
In honor of the Safer Internet Day this year (February 10th), Google offers any of its users an easy way to earn 2GBs of extra storage and at the same time increase the security of their account. Taking less than 2 minutes, the checkup (from the official Google blog post):
- Ensures your account recovery information is current
If we detect suspicious activity in your account, we use your recovery info to get in touch and make sure no one but you gains access.
- Lets you review recent sign-in activity
Reviewing this lets you validate the sign-ins are coming from you and not someone who shouldn’t be using your credentials.
- Confirms the apps and devices that access some account information
This step lets you monitor this list and remove apps and devices that don’t need access to your account any more.
Once the checkup is completed, your free storage should be automatically added to your account sometime around the end of February.