Google Photos is Cutting Back Storage Space Beginning next June

Google Photos is set to start charging for storage following five years of unlimited free “high quality” photo backups. The changes will occur after a user surpasses 15 GB of space used on the platform. This change is set to occur on June 1st, 2021 and it also will be in tandem with similar policy changes made to Google Drive. The search giant is also adding a new policy where data from inactive accounts will be deleted if users have not logged in for a two year period.

Another key thing to note about this shift in policy is that any photos and documents that are uploaded prior to June 1st does not count against the cap of 15 GB. This gives users a bit of time to figure out if they want to keep using the Google’s service or use a different cloud storage provider. After that June 1st date, the cap will start.

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