Google photo expires in Next tuesday (first) Unlimited storage for high definition photos and videos. The change affects how the service calculates the space consumed by each user.
The platform provides 15 GB of free storage. Some users may have an additional 2 GB free because they have done security checks recommended by the company.
In November 2020, when it announced the changes, Google It is estimated that, at the current rate, around 80% of users will continue to place in the free plan for the next three years.
What changes in Google Photos?
Google Photos settings allow you to store your files in two ways: in Core quality, Which keeps the images at the resolution at which they were taken, or at high definition, Which reduces the quality slightly so they take up less space.
The platform already considers photos and videos in original quality for storage limits. With the change, The count will also include high-definition images in the service..
But there is an explanation: Google Photos will only count high-definition files saved until June 1. Displays will be made for available space in the account stored before this date.
How much does the extra space cost?
In addition to the content stored in Google Photos, Space is also used by Gmail email and Google Drive files.
More than the end of unlimited storage for high definition images on Google Photos, users should go beyond the free space offered by the company.
If this happens, it is possible to subscribe to one of the plans that offer more space. Prices range between R $ 6.99 per month (100 GB) and R $ 34.99 per month (2 TB).
The company justified the decision to increase service usage. “This change allows us to keep up with the increasing demand for storage,” argued Google.
Google Photos Options
In addition to Google tools, other photo and video storage services are available. Options also offer free plans and, depending on a certain amount of space, there are paid plans.
For example, Microsoft offers 5 GB of free storage on OneDrive. The service has paid options ranging from R $ 9 monthly (100 GB) to R $ 35 monthly (6 TB) in the family plan.
Apple also offers 5 GB free on iCloud. The company has plans paid between R $ 3.50 per month (50 GB) and R $ 34.90 per month (2 TB).