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Google Photos’ ending unlimited free subscription benefit on June 2021

3 months ago

Google launched Google Photos in 2015 so that people can save their memories. Now Google is updating the Google Photos unlimited high-quality storage policy.

In a blog, Google mentioned that Google Photos is ending its free unlimited storage benefit starting June 1, 2021. Thus after that any new photos and videos uploaded will count toward the free 15 GB of storage that comes with every Google Account or the additional storage purchased as a Google One member. Any photos or videos uploaded in High quality before June 1, 2021, will not count towards 15GB of free storage. The photos and videos backed up before June 1, 2021, will still be considered free and exempt from the storage limit.

If photos and videos are backed up in Original quality, these changes do not affect the user. Original quality photos and videos will continue to count toward 15 GB of free storage across Google Account. 

This updating feature is not going to affect for another six months, so a user doesn’t need to do anything right now. But from June 1, 2021, as the user storage nears 15 GB, Google will notify.

Google photo is a great platform to store photos and videos as Google mentioned that more than 4 trillion photos are stored in Google Photos, and every week 28 billion new photos and videos are uploaded. 

Seema Jain

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