Changes to Google Photos

Have you heard about the new changes Google are making to their policy for photos? No, neither had we! They have kept it very quiet that any photos you backup will now account towards 15GB free storage space. Anything that goes over that storage amount will need to be paid for. Google normally offer a very generous free and unlimited storage on their servers to use as you please. However they’re not going to be as generous anymore with a small 15GB space.

This could cause a lot of problems with users, all different types of people use Google and trust them. However, not many people are going to be able to extend their budget to keep some valuable photos.

The new prices range from £1.59 – £7.99 a month. According to the company, more than 4 trillion photos are stored in Google Photos, and every week 28 billion new photos and videos are uploaded. So it is a good business move to create some more profit in the company for a small price as a customer. For the security they provide we definitely recommend sticking with Google and paying the fee.

Any photos or videos uploaded to google before June 1st will not account to the free 15GB storage, so if you’ve been planning on transferring a load over now is your chance! We recommend everyone makes sure all their data is backed up and secure. With web development we come across a lot of people not having backups of photos, documents or videos and potentially loosing their work and personal data. This is a big issue in this industry and a quote we like to use is “if it’s not backed up at least three times, it’s not backed up at all”. Happy Googling!

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