Like it or not, the moment is almost here: Google Photos is ending their free unlimited storage on June 1st. From now on, any photos you upload (including photos with “storage savings” included) will account for your Google Drive storage limit unless a Pixel phone. If you need more space, you will have to pay Google One plans starting at $ 2 per month for 100GB of Drive space and scaling to 2TB for $ 10 per month.
Any photos uploaded before June 1st won’t count towards the cap, so you can get one last backup if you can. Google has also made it easier delete unwanted photos through a tool that finds blurred snapshots, screenshots and other items that you can usually delete.
Google he explained the move last November as a necessary step to “keep up” with stock demand. It wasn’t expected that 80 percent of Photos users would hit the cap for another three years, although it’s more of a problem for people that the free Drive space was already loaded with other content.
You won’t be completely blocked if you rely on Google Photos as a backup for your image library. If you need a free service, you can use the free levels for services like Dropbox or Flickr if you have a modest harvest. And there’s a real likelihood that another paid service you use could offer its own cloud storage. An Amazon Prime subscription provides unlimited free photo storage (plus 5 GB of video), while a Microsoft 365 subscription offers 1 TB of OneDrive space per person. Apple’s iCloud can help even if you’re an iOS or Mac user, even if it’s more of a sync service than full storage.
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