Google Photos..the end of free, unlimited storage
The cloud image storage service terminates a company Google Photos unlimited free storage today.
And if you use Google Photos, you might have to start paying to store your photos and videos.
From now on, any photo you upload (including ‘save storage’ zip images) will count towards your Google Drive storage limit unless it comes from a Pixel phone.
As of today, you’ll only have 15GB of storage free to use.
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And if you need more space, you must pay for Google One plans that start at $ 2 per month for 100GB of Google Drive and expand to 2 TB for $ 10 per month.
Any photos you upload before the 1st of June will not count towards the cap.
And Google has also made it easy to delete unwanted photos with a tool that finds blurry shots, screenshots, and other elements that you can usually remove.
And theExplained Google made the move last November as a necessary step to keep up with the demand for storage.
More than 4 trillion photos are stored within the image storage service, with 28 billion new photos uploaded every week, she said.
Google estimates that more than 80 percent of Google Photos users should be able to store nearly three more years of memories with 15GB of free storage.
Although, it’s a bigger problem for people whose free Google Drive space is now full of other content.
Alternatives Google Photos:
If you rely on Google Photos as a backup for your photo library and you need a free service, you can use the free tier for services like Dropbox or Flickr.
And the Amazon Prime subscription offers unlimited free storage for photos (plus 5GB of video).
While a Microsoft 365 membership provides 1 TB of OneDrive for everyone.
Apple’s iCloud service can also help if you are an iOS or Mac user. Although, this is more of a sync service than a full-fledged storage space.
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