Learn About Google Photos


We launched Google Photos more than five sầu years ago with the mission of being the trang chủ for your memories. What started as an tiện ích to manage your photos và videos has evolved into a place to reflect on meaningful moments in your life. Today, more than 4 trillion photos are stored in Google Photos, & every week 28 billion new photos và videos are uploaded. 

Since so many of you rely on Google Photos lớn store your memories, it’s important that it’s not just a great product, but also continues khổng lồ meet your needs over the long haul. In order to lớn welcome even more of your memories & build Google Photos for the future, we are changing our unlimited High chất lượng storage policy. 

Starting June 1, 2021, any new photos và videos you upload will count toward the không tính phí 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 sầu, Gmail và Photos. This change also allows us lớn 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.

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We know this is a big shift and may come as a surprise, so we wanted to let you know well in advance & give you resources khổng lồ make this easier. 

Existing High unique photos and videos are exempt from this change 

Any photos or videos you’ve uploaded in High chất lượng before June 1, 2021 will not count toward your 15GB of miễn phí storage. This means that photos and videos backed up before June 1, 2021 will still be considered miễn phí và exempt from the storage limit. You can verify your backup unique at any time in the Photos ứng dụng by going lớn bachồng up và sync in Settings.

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If you bachồng up your photos và videos in Original unique, these changes vị not affect you. As always, your Original quality photos & videos will continue to lớn count toward your 15 GB of miễn phí storage across your Google Account. 

If you have a Pixel 1-5, photos uploaded from that device won’t be impacted. Photos và videos uploaded in High unique from that device will continue to lớn be exempt from this change, even after June 1, 2021. 

There’s no action you need lớn take today

This change does not take effect for another six months, so you don’t need to lớn bởi vì anything right now. And once this change does take effect on June 1, 2021, over 80 percent of you should still be able to store roughly three more years worth of memories with your không lấy phí 15 GB of storage. As your storage nears 15 GB, we will notify you in the app & follow up by tin nhắn. 

Underst& và manage your quota

To understand how this impacts you, you can see a personalized estimate for how long your storage may last. This estimate takes inkhổng lồ account how frequently you bachồng up photos, videos & other content khổng lồ your Google Account.