Unlimited high-quality storage backups to Google Photos are coming to an end. Byte the end of May, all of the pictures and videos you upload will count towards your Google storage limit.
Announced in November of last year, the end date of June 2021 for unlimited backups in Photos seemed far away, but here we are. On June 1st, Google is ending its free storage solution for the world’s photo collections.
Users must decide if staying with Google Photos and adding storage by signing up for a Google One account or take it to another service might work better.
With your Google account, users get 15GB of space to use across their services. From now on, the new photos and videos you upload to Google Photos will count towards that storage capacity. Your old stuff won’t, but from June 1 and onward, the new stuff will. For some people, the 15GB could last for a while but once the users fill the cap it will need to ad space, others are too close and will need a solution right away.
Google One plans will give you extra storage and allow you to keep using Google Photos, plans start at $2.99/mo for 200GB of storage and go up from there. You can jump to 2TB of storage for $9.99/mo or go as high as 30TB for $149.99/mo.
Other Google options include Amazon Prime, where members get unlimited full-resolution photo storage plus 5GB for video at no extra cost.
If you own a Google Pixel phone, you will keep unlimited storage.