Google revealed that starting from June 1, it will not allow unlimited free space for users, as you can no longer save all videos and images in the Google Photos application without worrying about storage, and below we offer answers about everything you need to know about Google's decision and its consequences are as follows:
Will Google Photos be charged after June 1st?
Not true, Google Photos won't get paid after June 1, however, users will no longer get unlimited storage for high-quality photos and videos, after June 1, these will count toward your Google account storage.
What is the biggest change to Google Photos after June 1st?
Currently, Google offers unlimited high-quality storage for free. The biggest change in Google Photos storage policy after June 1 is that photos and videos backed up in high-quality or explicit quality after this date will be counted towards 15GB of storage. Users access it through their Google account, which also includes Gmail and Google Drive.
What if my Google account runs out of storage after June 1st?
If you run out of storage after June 1, 2021, you can't back up any other photos and videos unless you buy additional storage from Google or delete some of your data from Gmail, Google Photos, or Google Drive to make it less than 15GB.
What unsupported video storage policy changed in February 2020?
Unsupported videos uploaded after February 24, 2020 count towards your storage quota.
Can I also save photos in original quality before June 1st?
No, you cannot save photos in original quality until before June 1, saved photos must be of high quality up to 16 megapixels.
What exactly are high-quality photos according to Google Photos?
Saved images are compressed in high quality to save space. If the image is larger than 16 megapixels, it will be resized to 16 megapixels. You can print good 16 megapixels images with sizes up to 24 inches x 16 inches.
How do I find out how much storage I have left?
Google has introduced a new tool that estimates how long your storage might last based on the number of times you backup items to your Google account, the storage management tool also allows you to clean up storage.
Can I change my original high-quality photos to high-quality photos before June 1st?
Yes, you can change the upload size of your photos from original quality to high quality until 1st (June), this will help you clean up your storage space, if you can't change the upload size, you may be out of storage.
Is there a way to detect and delete blurry photos and screenshots in one photo?
Yes, Google has introduced a tool in the Google Photos app that lets you review items that count toward your storage space that you might want to delete, such as blurry photos, screenshots, and large videos.
Can I save photos to my Google Photos account on my computer?
Yes, you can save or transfer all or select photos from your Google Photos account to your computer.
What do you need to backup photos and videos from Google Photos?
You need a good internet connection and file sizes to be backed up.
What file sizes can and cannot be backed up?
Your photos will not be backed up if they are larger than 200MB or 150MP; Videos larger than 10 GB and items smaller than 256 x 256.
What are the supported formats in Google Photos?
Supported image format includes jpg, heic, png, webp, gif, and some RAW files. Live photos can be backed up if you use the Google Photos app on iPhone or iPad, Supported video format includes mpg, mod, mmv, tod, wmv, asf, avi, divx, mov, m4v, 3gp, 3g2, mp4, m2t, m2ts, mts, mkv.
Is the 15GB storage for Google Photos only?
Your Google account storage space is shared across many products such as Google Photos, Google Drive, and Gmail.
What happens to your photos if you exceed the limit?
If you use all your storage space, you will not be able to back up the new files to Drive, after June 1, you will not be able to save any additional photos and videos to your Google Photos account, you will not be able to send or receive messages in Gmail, the messages will be returned. Sent to you by the sender.
Will Google delete all my data if I run out of 15GB of free storage and I don't buy more?
If you exceed the quota, and unless you buy new storage or clean your data to recover storage, you won't be able to use your Google account. If your account has been inactive for two years or more, all your emails, Google Drive files, and all your private photos and videos may be deleted.
What can you do if you run out of 15 GB of free storage for your Google account?
Once you reach your storage limit, you can subscribe to Google One and purchase additional storage. Google One plans can be used across devices - iOS, Android, and Windows.
Can you share the Google One plan with others?
Google allows these Google One plans to be shared with up to 5 members.
Are there any additional benefits in the Google One plan?
Google is giving access to Google experts as an added benefit of buying Google One, from now on, some features of Google Photos may also be available to paid members only.
What is Google's storage policy for Pixel users?
For those who use any of the Pixel 2-5 devices, Google will continue to offer unlimited free storage in high quality, however, photos and videos backed up from other devices in high quality after June 1, 2021, will start counting storage space on your Google account.