THE free unlimited storage option on Google Photos will end in 2021 meaning you may need to act quickly to save your images.
From June 1, 2021, all images you save to Google Photos will count against your 15GB free data limit on the app.
Plans for more storage start at £1.59/$1.99Credit: Google
The good news is if you upload photos before this time then they can still be stored free of charge and won’t eat into your new data limit.
More than 1billion people are said to use Google Photos for high quality storage of their snaps.
Many people have the sync option turned on meaning any photo they take is uploaded to the storage place via the cloud.
Over 4trillion pictures are stored on Google Photos with a whopping 28 billion uploaded every week.
You have till June 2021 to save as many photos as you wantCredit: Google
Google has stressed that it would still take 80% of its users 10 years to reach the 15GB free data cap.
How to check storage use on Google Photos
You can find out how much storage you have left very easilyCredit: Google
Click here to be taken to the Google One website and see how much storage you’ve got left on Google Photos.
How to upgrade storage on Google Photos
You can pay for extra storage via Google One subscription.
Plans start from £1.59/$1.99 a month for 100GB of storage.
You can get up to 2TB of space on a personal plan.
How to save images on Google Photos
If you’ve got pictures on your Google Photos app that aren’t saved to a specific device then it’s very easy to rectify this.
Open the app on your phone or tablet and select the image or video you want to save.
Then tap the three horizontal dots icon and the click download.
If you already have the image or video on your device then the option won’t appear.
In other news, Google has just released a new Chrome update to fix two security vulnerabilities that were being exploited by hackers.
TikTok has warned it faces a US ban today and accused President Donald Trump of forgetting it exists.
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