Google Photos to End Free Unlimited Storage
Google is all set to change its unlimited high-quality storage policy. The company has announced that those using Google Photos won’t get free uploads starting June 1, 2021.
Google on Wednesday, November 11 asserted in a blog post that to “welcome even more of your memories,” the company needs to change its policy.
Starting June 1, 2021, all your photos or videos will be counted toward the free 15GB of storage that comes
with every Google account. If the provided storage gets full, users will have to buy the Google One subscription to get more storage.
The basic subscription of Google One offers you 100GB storage space for Rs 130 per month or Rs 1,300 on a yearly basis.
Google noted that all the existing high-quality content will remain exempted from the storage quota.
This also means that if you upload new photos and videos in high quality before June 1, 2021, then those won’t be counted toward your Google account storage.
Currently, Google is offering the unlimited backup option for “high quality” photos and videos. However, the pictures are automatically compressed to 16MP and videos to high definition.