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Google Photos is ending unlimited free storage Tuesday. Here's everything you need to do

Starting June 1, Google Photos will cap free storage at 15GB, encouraging people to sign up for its Google One storage subscription service.

Google Photos will end its unlimited free storage policy for photos and videos on Tuesday, June 1. After that, any new photos and videos you upload will count toward the free 15GB of storage that comes with every Google account. But don't worry: Any photos or videos you've uploaded before that day won't be part of the cap. And Google has added a new free tool to help you manage your storage quota.

The move, announced in November, is meant to encourage people to sign up for Google's storage subscription service, Google One. Google One plans start at $2 a month in the US for 100GB of storage and other features, like Google Store discounts.

It's a good idea to make sure your existing photos and videos are backed up in Google Photos before the Tuesday deadline, since those will be considered free and exempt from the storage limit. You can check your backup quality in the Photos app by going to Settings > Back up & sync.

Source: cnet


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