Starting tomorrow, all photos will be counted

Google has already announced at the end of 2020 that it will not offer free storage on Google Photos as of June 1, 2021. This post is a reminder that the whole thing will be tomorrow.

Good info first, which probably affects only a small number of users: If you use an older Pixel 5 or Pixel 5, your current options for backup quality and other features remain unchanged. As for the high-quality photos and videos that users upload with Pixel 2 to 5, they will continue to have unlimited storage space.


However: Photos and videos backed up in “high quality” by all other devices after June 1, 2021, count toward your Google Account storage.

Old photos are still uncalculated

Important to know: “HD” and “HD” photos and videos that were saved before June 1, 2021 will be saved No Calculated in the storage space in your Google account.

Your photos and videos will still count as “original quality” against your Google account storage. Images saved as “original quality” and compressed to “high quality” after June 1, 2021 will count toward your Google account storage.

If you have reached your storage limit, you can get a Google One subscription to get extra storage space. Alternatively, users can use Storage management tool From Google photos for viewing and deletion.

What happens to my photos if I run out of storage space?

As of June 1, 2021, you will not be able to backup photos and videos if your storage space is full. If your quota is exceeded, you have used more storage than what is available to you. If you exceed your quota for 24 months, it may affect your content.


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