Google photos .. free unlimited storage end
Google photos .. free unlimited storage end

Today's cloud-based photo storage service for Google Photos has ended its free and unlimited storage.

If you use Google Photos, you may need to start paying to save the photos and videos.

Unless you're using a Pixel phone, from now on, all photos you upload (including zip images to save storage) will count toward your Google Drive storage limit.

So far, you only have 15GB of free space.

And if you need more storage, you'll have to pay for the Google One plan, which starts at $ 2 per month on Google Drive for $ 100 and goes up to 2 TB at $ 10 per month.

Photos uploaded before June 1 do not count towards this limit.

Google also uses a tool that can easily delete unwanted photos. This tool can find blurry photos, screenshots, and other items that can usually be deleted.

Google said in November that the move was a necessary step to meet storage demand.

It said more than 4 trillion photos are stored in the image storage service and 28 billion new photos are uploaded every week.

Google estimates that with 15GB of free space, more than 80% of Google Photos users should be able to store nearly three years of space.

However, this is a bigger problem for people whose Google Drive free space now contains different content.

Google photos alternatives:

If you rely on Google Photos to back up your photo library and need a free service, you can use the free tier for services like Dropbox or Flickr.

Plus, an Amazon Prime subscription provides free and unlimited storage for photos (plus 5GB of videos).

A Microsoft 365 subscription brings 1 TB of OneDrive to everyone.

If you use iOS or Mac, Apple's iCloud service can also help. However, it feels more like a sync service than full disk space.

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