Google cripples the Google Drive benefit offered to Local Guides

Google today announced some changes to their benefits offered to Local Guides.

The company has reduced the free storage offer on Google Drive to Local Guides who reach Level 4. Instead of 1TB storage space, they would now be given 100GB storage space

Google cripples the Google Drive benefit offered to Local Guides

Local Guides reaching Level 4 in the next two weeks would be the last batch who would be able to redeem the 1TB upgrade offer on their Google Drive.

The program also now require the Local Guides to avail of the benefit within 30 days of reaching Level 4. This was not required before as the upgrade links offered during the first round are still active (I am yet to utilize the offer on my account).

Google cripples the Google Drive benefit offered to Local Guides

It is however not clear if the 30 days requirement is applicable on all accounts including mine. It is hard to get a clear answer from Google for such queries.

Google however has a useful update for Local Guides. They have made it easier to add multiple photos to businesses from their phones. Google said:

Add Photos to Multiple Places
No more digging through photos and searching for the right business — now we automagically match them for you with Google Photos.
On your Android phone, simply turn on the back up and location features in Google Photos to have your photos of places appear in the Contribute tab of Google Maps, ready for you to share and score points. Coming soon to iOS and desktop.

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