No Free Uploads on Google Photos

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  • Nov 19,2024
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Google Photos, one of the most used photos saving service, is now going to deduct upload data or quota from 15GB Gmail Space. Initially, this space is not used for saving pictures and videos in HIGH Quality. But from next year JUNE 2021, Google is going to count upload space in this Gmail quota. Hence no free photos uploads on Google Photos.

At present this space is counted towards "ORIGINAL QUALITY" uploads option only. And the HIGH QUALITY, compression upload method is free to use, you can upload unlimited photos and videos up to 1080p. This is the KEY feature of the Google Photos but sadly it would be taken away from us next year's JUNE month.

Starting June 1, any files uploaded to Google Photos will be counted towards the 15GB default storage that you get with every new Google account. If you have a Google One subscription, then it will be counted towards that.

Till the date you can upload all upload your all photos and videos in HIGH QUALITY for free, this new rule will apply to data uploaded after JUNE 2021 and will be counted towards 15GB Gmail Space Quota. This doesn't mean you will be required to pay immediately on June 1, 2021. If you are not using your full free 15GB that comes with every Google account, you can keep uploading till that gets filled up. Once, you have used 15GB space, you should buy Google One subscription for your Google Account. This change is mandated for all users such as Desktop, Laptop, Android and iOS.

There is a relaxing for Pixel users if you are one you will get some free uploads for some extra time. Moreover. Google will be offering a tool in June 2021 that will let you manage your backed up photos and videos and pick what you want to keep and what you want to delete. The tool will automatically highlight content such as dark or blurry photos or large videos that you may not want to keep.

Have a more clear read here on Google Official Page : Google Photos No Free Uploads

#NOTE: Users having Google One subscriptions, the quota will continue to be counted from their subscription

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