Safer Internet Day: Earn yourself an extra 2GB of Google Drive cloud storage for free

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It's hard -- although admittedly not impossible -- to have too much cloud storage space. It's possible that you were hit by the loss of Google Drive bonus storage last year, but now you have a chance to claw back an extra 2GB of space free of charge.

To celebrate, or perhaps promote, Safer Internet Day (what's that? 9 February is devoid of such a reminder in your calendar?!) Google is inviting people to perform a Security Check-up. It takes just a matter of moments, but as a reward for your time, you can bag yourself some extra space.

There are no complicated questions, and you'll complete the check-up faster than you can down a cup of coffee (unless you have an asbestos throat). Head over to the Security Check-Up page, sign into your account and make sure that your account recovery details are correctly configured.

Check your security question, double-check when your password was last updated, and then ensure there are no suspicious-looking devices connected to your Google account. Spend a moment reviewing the apps and websites that have access to your Google account, removing any you no longer use and you're done.

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When you're finished you'll be rewarded with 2GB of free space. There's no mention of an expiry date, so just enjoy the extra capacity!

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