Google Photos prepares disabling backups for messaging apps due to COVID-19, video autoplay settings, and setting a profile photo

Google Photos is one of the most convenient apps for managing images and galleries. Besides letting you gather all of your images from different devices in one place, Photos also uses Google's machine learning insights to suggest which pictures can be deleted to free up space on local as well as cloud storage. Now, Google...

How a typo broke Google Photos’ unlimited original quality backup for Google Pixels on custom ROMs

One of the perks of buying a Google Pixel smartphone is the free, unlimited original quality photo backup in Google Photos. It's a huge benefit considering the incredible camera quality on the Pixel smartphones thanks in large part to the Google Camera software. If you own a Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2,...

Does Google Photos Backup Even When Uninstalled?

Recently, there's been a flurry of discussion about Google surreptitiously backing your photos up to the cloud without your knowledge, eating through mobile data plans and causing some users to incur overage charges.So, are these assertions true?Sort of... But it's not so much nefarious as it is poor design choice.