As part of Safer Internet Day 2016, users who perform a security check on their Google account will get 2GB of additional free Drive storage. Those who did the promotion a year ago can even do it again and get the added storage.

The security check is remarkably simple and fast. Users need to log into the security check page and go through the recovery information, connected devices, and account permissions section. The recovery information section asks for a phone number and/or email. Google has deprecated security questions as a form of recovery after finding them to be not very secure. Users only have the option to delete their previous one.

The connected devices section shows a list of devices that have recently logged into their account and the option to report suspicious activity. In the account permissions page, users can remove apps and websites that they no longer use. I’ve noticed that the 2GB of extra storage was added immediately after finishing. Like last year, there is probably a limited time to do the security check and get the extra storage, so act fast and share with your friends.

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