Google Photos ending unlimited free storage option

Google Photos will end its limitless free storage strategy for photographs and videos one week from now. After June 1, any new photographs and recordings you transfer will check toward the free 15GB of capacity that accompanies each Google account. In any case, don’t stress. Any photographs or recordings you’ve transferred before that day will not be important for the cap. Furthermore, Google has added another free instrument to assist you with dealing with your capacity amount.

The move, first announced in November, is meant to encourage people to sign up for Google’s storage subscription service, Google One. Google One plans start at $2 a month in the US for 100GB of storage and other features, like Google Store discounts.

What you can do?

Well, make sure your existing photos and videos are backed up in Google Photos before the Tuesday deadline since those will be considered free and exempt from the storage limit. You can check your backup quality in the Photos app by going to Settings > Backup & Sync.

When the change produces results, over 80% of current Google Photos clients should in any case have the option to store around three years of material with that free 15GB. Google will advise you in the application and by email once you draw near to hitting your 15GB breaking point. You can likewise track down a customized gauge for how long your free storage may keep going, in view of how every now and again you back up photographs and recordings to your Google Account.

In May, Google added another device in the Photos application to assist you with dealing with the photographs and recordings you’ve supported up that count toward your 15GB storage standard. It will surface photographs or recordings that you should erase, as photographs that are blurred or screen captures, or recordings that are huge, to all the more likely deal with the capacity you have.

More than 4 trillion photos are stored in Google Photos, the company said in November, “28 billion new photos and videos uploaded each week.” In May, Google also unveiled new Photos features including the ability to remove photos from your Memories and new AI-powered techniques to make your photos come alive. 

Google Photos will end its limitless free storage strategy for photographs and videos from 1st June 2021.