Google photos will end free unlimited storage, but still offers you more than Apple

Google photo will end free unlimited storage, but still offers you more than Apple

Google announced on Wednesday that it has ended the free unlimited storage for Google Photos.

According to Google, any photo that will be uploaded on June 1, 2021, to Google Photos will count toward the free 15GB of storage it gives with each Google account.

This comes as a massive jump from when Google Photos was announced in 2015 when the company promised free unlimited high-quality photos and video uploads.

Many are of the view that this is a way Google is trying to push people to purchase Google One plans, which start at $1.99 per month for 100GB of storage.


This change will affect a lot of people, especially those who have already exceeded 15GB free storage that will be provided by Google.

Google announced the storage limit doesn’t apply to photos uploaded from its Pixel phones. Pixel phones will still get unlimited high-quality uploads for free.

Google furthermore stated that 80 percent of its users should get about three more years of storage before they even hit the 15GB mark.

Even with the cutoffs, Google still offers a better package compared to Apple One. You have to pay a minimum of $0.99 a month for 50GB.