It’s a dreadful day for Google Photos users. Today, May 31st, is the last day you can enjoy unlimited free high-quality storage in Google Photos from tomorrow, June 1. High-quality photos and instant quality. Your total will count towards your free 15GB Google account storage.
Once the 15GB limit is reached, you’ll need to start deleting some photos or other content in Google Drive to free up space, or purchase a Google One plan to increase your Google Account storage up to 2TB.
If you’re a Google Photos user who will be impacted by the new storage policy. Here are some frequently asked questions that you may need answers to before the June 1deadline.
Google Photos Storage Changes: Frequently Asked Questions
What will happen to my photos and videos that were backed up before June 1st?
The good news is that your high-quality, quick photos and videos backed up before June 1, 2021 don’t count toward your 15GB of storage in your Google account. Now it’s time to do it.
How about storage for photos and videos of original quality?
Original quality photos and videos will still take up storage in your Google account. Photos backed up in original quality and compressed to high quality after June 1, 2021 will also use storage in your Google account.
How do I know how much storage I have left in my Google account?
You can use Google’s storage manager to see how much storage is left. Clear Storage Remove blurry pictures and screenshots. and increase storage space
How much does the Google One plan cost if I need to upgrade my Google account storage?
The price of the Google One plan varies by region. If you’re in the US, Google One plans start at $1.99/month for 100GB of storage, you also have the option to get 200GB of storage for $2.99/month or 2TB of storage for $9.99/month.
What are the best Google Photos alternatives?
There are many good options if you are planning on hopping on a boat. Here is a list of the best Google Photos alternatives you can get.
I own a Pixel, will the change to Google Photos storage affect me?
If you have a Google Pixel 5 or earlier device You’ll still get unlimited free storage for photos and videos backed up from your Pixel device. Pixel 3 owners can still upload unlimited original quality photos to Google Photos until January 31, 2022, when they switch to Google Photos. Unlimited High Quality Photos Pixel 2 owners have made the switch to unlimited high quality uploads on January 16, 2021. Original Pixel owners will be able to continue uploading in original quality unlimitedly.
What will happen to my photos if I exceed the limit?
If you exceed 15GB of storage quota, you are using more storage than you have available. Google says that if you exceed 24 months of quota, your content may be affected.