Today is Safer Internet Day and, just like last year, Google is celebrating by offering their users 2GB of additional cloud storage in exchange for running through a security audit and making sure their account permissions are up to date. So not only do you get a free, permanent boost to your online storage, but you’ll be doing something you should be doing anyway.

The security audit will take you through three or four different steps: everyone will go through and update (or ensure it’s updated) recovery information, connected devices, and account permissions, but if your account is connected to any apps that Google feels aren’t secure, you’ll get an extra step to review those, too. The account permissions page was especially handy, as I could cut off permissions to all the apps I don’t use anymore.

This is something we should all be doing anyway, regardless of what reward Google is dangling in front of your face. The entire process takes maybe five minutes, and it will ensure your account is secure. Keep in mind that it may take a bit for your account to reflect your new storage limit. I went through the audit roughly 30 minutes ago, and while my Google storage page reads 17GB (15GB plus the 2GB), my actual Google Drive page still says 15GB.

 

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