Has anyone heard about the story that Google Photos will not allow free storage after June 1, 2021? Yes, but this might wrongly understand, Google Photos still allows free storage up to 15 GB, but it will stop support free unlimited storage from June 1, 2021.
It’s been around 5 years since Google Photos introduced to the world, the sole purpose to use Google Photos to keep our memories with us always. Google Photo has the policy to use unlimited storage from the beginning, and they have given a policy update proposal by Nov 2020, that the unlimited storage policy will be changed from June 1, 2021.
Effective from 1st June 2021, Google Photos will count the new photos and video towards the 15GB free google storage account that comes with every Google Account or the additional storage you purchased with a Google One Plan.
But the good news is any high-quality photos and videos you have uploaded before June 1,2021, will not count towards your 15GB free usage. As per Google Policy change, those high-quality photos and videos are exempted from the 15GB storage limit and keep as free always.
Note: Google Account Storage will share the spaces across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. So, 15GB of free storage will count the usage across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos
Everyone can manage this storage using this link,
So, here I’m summarizing,
- Google Photos stopped using free unlimited storage from June 1, 2021.
- Everyone is eligible to use Google Storage Account for up to 15GB for free.
- Images and videos uploaded to Google Photos will count to 15GB of free storage along with other items like Gmail, Google Drive.
- High-Quality Photos and videos uploaded earlier than June 1st, 2021 will consider free forever and will not be counted on 15GB free storage.
Now, what if you are looking for storage higher than 15GB, you should have purchased the Google One Plan that is available for 100GB which costs 130 Indian rupees per month.
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