You might remember our article back in November 2020 where we sadly informed you that Google would end their unlimited photo uploads feature starting in June of this year.
For those of you that might not recall, we reported from Google’s own blog:
“Starting June 1, 2021, any new photos and videos you upload will count toward the free 15 GB of storage that comes with every Google Account or the additional storage you’ve purchased as a Google One member. Your Google Account storage is shared across Drive, Gmail and Photos. This change also allows us to keep pace with the growing demand for storage. And, as always, we uphold our commitment to not use information in Google Photos for advertising purposes. We know this is a big shift and may come as a surprise, so we wanted to let you know well in advance and give you resources to make this easier.”
So what can users do now? You basically have to buy more storage – a not too uncommon move these days across platforms like this.
Like we reported back in November 2020, users still get 15GB free. Beyond that, 100GB is $USD 1.99 per month, 200GB is $USD 2.99 per month, and 2TB is $USD 9.99 per month. Those rates really aren’t that bad and, of course, you get a discount for taking the annual subscription route.
Do you use Google Photos? What are your opinions of the program’s changes? Let us know your thoughts on Google Photos in the comments below.
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