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Google Photos adds a storage management tool ahead of unlimited backup changes

That dreaded day is about to arrive. Unlimited backup storage for Google Photos will be gone soon. Google has offered users free, high-quality backups for all photos and videos for probably as long as we can remember. And that was precisely one of the biggest selling points of the platform. Google even went so far...

What will you do once Google Photos ends unlimited backups?

Google Photos has been one of Google's most popular services as it lets users back up their photos online for free. But starting next month, Google will no longer offer free unlimited backups to users – other than those who already own a Pixel smartphone. Instead, the company will count photo uploads against their Google...

PSA: Google Photos’ unlimited free storage offer expires this month

In November last year, Google announced that it would no longer offer unlimited free storage for "high quality" photos on Google Photos starting June 1, 2021. At the time, the company had revealed that it would limit free storage on Google Photos to 15GB, and users would have to pay for a monthly Google One...

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.