Google Photos is one of the best online storage to gather photos and videos for free. Certified by Google’s security, here we can upload unlimited digital photos and videos following certain conditions. For example, a photo must not be larger than 16MP and a video must not be higher than 1080p resolution.
Now, making a change in how Google Photos operate in future, In a blog post, Google announced starting June next year, Google Photos is going to end the free Unlimited Storage on Google Photos.
Most of you know that, right now, Google is giving 15GB of total space to a Google Account User. Also, creating a google account by default let the user to avail other core google applications like Gmail, Google Photos, Google Drive and more. These applications and their files all count towards the 15GB of free space. However, so far, Google Photos was not part of these applications. I mean so far if a user follows certain conditions then they can upload unlimited photos and videos on Google Photos which might be in combination exceeds the 15GB of size. However, starting June next year, Google any photo or video a user upload on Google Photos counts towards the 15GB of free storage space.
In order to give the users some relief, Google has said that, Photos uploaded on Google Photos earlier than June 1, 2021 will be out of this new condition. I mean, photos uploaded earlier than June 1, 2021 do not count towards the 15GB of free storage space.
Note: Even after June next year, Photos and videos uploaded on Google Photos by Pixel 1-5 device will not be counted towards the 15GB of Google Account Storage Space.
Now, I know some of you are using Google Photos as a data center for your digital photos and you may want to use it even after June next year. Well, in that case, the only option remaining vacant for you is to take any of the Google One storage plans that come in different storage limits.
New Tool to Manage Google Photos and Videos
In addition to limiting the storage space, the same day Google Photos is also going to introduce a new tool to manage the storage space. This tool will let the user identify the photos and videos that are dark, blurry, and large. Also, users will be able to select such photos together to delete them.
Google Photos stores more than 4 Trillion Photos
In the same blog post, Shimrit Ben-Yair, Vice President, Google Photos also mentioned, right now, Google photos has more than 4 trillion photos and 28 billion new photos and videos are being uploaded every week. To maintain the resource allocation it seems like Google Photos has taken the decision to end support for free unlimited storage.