Google One, the service that enhances the storage capacity of Drive, Gmail, and Photos, has successfully reached over 100 million subscriptions. This achievement is something the tech giant is planning to fortify and surpass with the introduction of a new plan centered on artificial intelligence (AI) which includes a trial of Gemini Advanced.
In late January, Google CEO Sundar Pichai hinted that Google One was on the brink of hitting 100 million subscribers. The company aimed to boost this number with the integration of more AI-powered features.
The service that extends cloud storage space has indeed crossed the 100 million user mark, as revealed by Pichai on his Twitter account. This milestone was achieved shortly after a new subscription plan was announced.
“We just crossed 100M Google One subscribers! Looking forward to building on that momentum with our new AI Premium Plan (launched yesterday) offering AI features like Gemini Advanced, plus Gemini in Gmail, Docs + more coming soon,” Pichai tweeted.
Specifically, the Google One AI Premium plan consolidates Google’s AI capabilities, which include their most advanced and powerful large language model, Gemini Advanced, previously known as Ultra, and the Gemini assistant in Gmail and Docs.
Google One was launched in May 2018 as a paid cloud storage service meant to extend the available space in services like Gmail, Drive, and Photos. It also offers additional features for photo editing or for collaborative work in Workspace.