Google will end its unlimited free storage policy on June 1st.
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Google Photos ends its unlimited free photo and video storage policy next week. After June 1st, all newly uploaded photos and videos will count towards the 15GB of free storage that comes with every Google Account. But don’t worry: photos or videos you uploaded before that day are not part of the cap. And Google added a new free tool that you can use to manage your storage quota.
The move, first announced in November, is designed to encourage users to sign up for Google’s storage subscription service.. Google One plans start at $ 2 a month in the US for 100GB of storage and other features like Google Store discounts.
Make sure your existing photos and videos are backed upbefore Tuesday, as these are considered free and excluded from the storage limit. You can check your backup quality in the Photos app by going to Settings> Back up and sync.
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Once the change takes effect, more than 80% of current Google Photos users should still be able to store content with that free 15GB for about three years. Google will notify you in the app and by email once you’ve reached your 15GB limit. You can also find a personalized estimate for the length of your free storage based on how often you back up photos and videos to your Google account.
In May, Google added a new tool to the Photos app that lets you manage the backed up photos and videos that count towards your 15GB storage quota. It shows photos or videos that you might want to delete, such as B. blurry photos or screenshots or large videos to better manage your storage space.
More than 4 trillion photos are stored in Google Photos, the company said in November, with 28 billion new photos and videos uploaded every week. In May, Google introduced new features for photos, including theand new .
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