Google One is basically the paid version of Google Drive. It provides you additional storage to use across Drive, Gmail, and Photos, and allows you to share that storage with up to 5 members of the family. You can see the plans & prices below.

If you’re still on a free Google account and don’t want to switch yet, you can go to the Google One page to take advantage of a tool that may help you free up some extra storage space, although you’ll have to withstand the strong urgings to buy into Google One.

If you wish to share your storage, you have to create a shared family group, Go to Google’s family page and click on on “Get started.”

you can invite up to five family members, as long as they have Google accounts. There will be some suggestions listed, but you can type in a name or an email. The person you invited will be sent an email and the invitation will expire in two weeks. You’ll be emailed when they accept the invitation. Once you’ve set up your family account, you can then set up your shared storage:

  • In your Google One account, click on the settings icon on the left side.
  • Look for “Share Google One with family” under the “Manage Family Settings” drop-down and toggle it on.

Now members of your family will share the storage with you. What this implies is that, when they spend their free 15GB, they’re going to gain access to the extra storage that your account provides them. If you want to see how much of your storage each family member is using, go to your Google One account, click on “Storage” on the left side, and select the down arrow next to “Family Storage.”