Just like last year, Google are giving away an extra 2GB of free cloud storage on top of the 15GB that you get for just having a Google account, for completing their Safer Internet Day 2016 Security Check-up.
All-in-all this should on take you a few (although you should pay attention to the information it’s telling you, just-in-case) seconds to complete, after which you will get a, ‘Nicely done, you’re all set‘, message along with the 2GB of free storage promised. The 2GB is for the life of your account, as I still have the 2GB from last years Security Check-up.
To start the check-up simply go to this link, enter your password (it’s part of Google Security) and start the process.
Next, just start going through the checkups to make sure that your security for your account is good. This includes making sure that you have an alternate email address for recovery purposes, a mobile number, (same reason) back-up codes so that you can access your account should you lose you password and phone. Backup codes are also a must if you have 2FA (2 Step-Verification enabled) enabled on your account. If you don’t have 2FA enabled, then you really should look into making your Google account more secure by enabling it.
You will also be able to check which devices are connected to your account as well as any apps that you may have granted certain permissions for regarding your Google account.
Once you have finished, you will see the following screen congratulating you and letting you know that you now have an extra 2GB of Google Drive storage.