Google Photos was launched in 2015 and is a service that can store photos, videos and screenshots from your devices. It’s a strong media backup that’s available to you. It can also free up space on your phone because it is a cloud-based platform.. Moreover, both Android and iOS are working.
In a blog google’s Andy Abramson told that Google announced a change to Google high quality storage policy six Months back that allows them to keep pace with the growing demand for storage.
He further stated they will start rolling out changes from 1st June’21 . Any new photos and videos you back up will count towards the free 15GB of storage that comes with every Google Account or the additional storage you have purchased as a Google One member.
He gave 4 things you should know about google policy change
4 things you should know about the storage policy change.
- You have an estimate of how long your storage will last.
You will get personalized estimate of how long your storage last, but you have to consider how often you back up photos and other files to your account. More than 80% will be able to keep your memories high quality by taking advantage of free 15 gigabytes of storage. You will get an email notification when the storage is close to 15glat, and you will also be followed up in the app.
- Easily manage your storage quota with a new tool.
The Google Photos app will have a new tool that helps you manage your storage quota. It shows photos or videos that can be taken down. You can purchase more storage through the internet. The tool is available on the mobile app.
- Existing high quality photos and videos are not affected.
If you backed up your photos or videos before this change come in to affect on June 1, 2021, they won’t count. These photos and videos are free and exempt from the storage limit.
- Storage options will be easier to understand:
The Storage saver tier is being changed to the high quality tier. While their name is being updated, photographs and videos will be stored with the same great quality.
Source: Google Blog