By Sam Frizell
February 11, 2015

Google is awarding 2GB of extra space on Google Drive to users who complete a Security Checkup within the next week as part of a broader push to secure customer accounts.

The security checkup, announced on Tuesday as part of Safer Internet Day, ensures that account recovery information is current in case Google detects suspicious activity on a user’s account.

It also helps users review sign-in activity to make sure only the right people are using an account, and confirms the apps that can access a particular Google account. As long as users complete the checkup by Feb. 17, they’ll get a permanent extra 2 GB in their Google Drive storage plan by the end of the month.

Google wants to encourage users to revisit the checkup “every so often,” the company said in a blog post.

Don’t expect the extra storage space next time, though.

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