Unlimited Storage Of Photos, Videos On Google Photos End From This Date: What Next?

The unlimited, free high-quality storage starting from June 1 shall change due to changes in Google Photos storage policy.

No More Unlimited Storage

The unlimited storage in Google Photos shall not be allowed and though the feature won’t be paid, users’ high quality images and video will be counted in their Google account storage.

What this means is that the intital backup that you got in the Google Photos shall now be a part of users’ 15GB storage that they will get with the Google account which includes Gmail and Google Drive. The storage space for photos and videos will gradually increase from June 1, is additional space has been purchased or are a Google One member.

Also the company said that your existing high-quality photos and videos are exempt from this change, but that users will be able to store up to 15GB every day till June 1.

However, tech giant says that with more than 15GB free storage, more than 80 percent of the users should still be able to store roughly three more years of memories in high quality. However, as and when the storage shall near 15GB, users shall be notified in the app and then be followed up by email.

Google Photos, Gmail, Google Workspace, G Basic Suite

However, Google Images does not store images in their original size. Saving space, increases the size of real images larger than 16MP to 16MP. This size is good enough to print a large image like 24 x 16 inches.

Earlier this week, the tech giant announced the launch of a new feature that will help Gmail users send photos sent via email from their accounts directly to Google Photos. The feature will be released gradually over the next 15 days, starting on Thursday (India time).

With the ‘Save to Photos’ button, available only on JPEG images, it will reach users of Gmail, Google Workspace, G Suite Basic, and G Suite Business customers in the next few weeks.

Users can now save the attached image sent to Gmail directly to Google Photos with the ‘Save to Photos’ button. This feature will display next to the ‘Apply to Drive’ button in the attachment field.

According to the company, this new feature frees users from downloading photo attachments in Gmail messages to manually restore them to Google Photos. This feature will be turned on automatically.

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