There is not much time left to respond to the ultimatum given by Google Photos to its users, but not everyone will suffer from the loss of unlimited storage in media content: those who have a G Suite account, and have not yet switched to Google Workspace, have unlimited space in Photos and also in Drive. A huge advantage which in a week will be even greater.
The end of unlimited space in Google Photos is approaching, there is just over a week left for apps subtract storage from the account with whatever they sync including photos compressed by Photos itself. Of course, there is a die-hard group of users whose account can not only do backups without worrying about space, but they also have unlimited storage on Google Drive. I am one of them. And I’ll tell you about my experience.
Without space worries, you live much better
The outcry that arose in 2020 around Google Photos is about to reach its announced end: in June the platform will deduct the weight of the photos from the space each user has in their account. By default, they are free of 15 GB, a sufficient size for those who don’t like filling their phone with photos and videos very much. The problem comes from all those who, as it happens to me, accumulate tons of content for leisure and also for work. There is no doubt that losing Google’s high quality of service, no matter how much content is processed before it gets saved, is a big inconvenience.
In my case, I chose Google Photos years ago as my backup of choice for its ability to back up content. Since I do a lot of mobile analyzes, and am more ignorant than someone who even forgets to breathe, more than once it has happened to me that I returned a phone to the brand without remembering it before taking the photos and videos for analysis. For years, I switched from Microsoft OneDrive to Google Photos, which was not happening to me anymore.
For me, the big advantage of Google Photos isn’t the storage itself, what I like the most is its ease of background copying (except on the iPhone, Apple stuff), the ability to have my content accessible from anywhere (web browser included) and the added functions that Google is adding to its platform; like image recognition: searching for something concrete in my gigantic synchronized gallery is a matter of seconds, AI is (threatening) efficient.
It is a great pleasure to see how the available space is not reduced even if you download all the copies at their original size; with the added peace of mind that space will not be reduced from June
Okay, space isn’t what I value the most, but that doesn’t mean that I stop enjoying the limitless possibilities that Google has given me. Since I don’t have to worry about what I’m saving, at least as long as I keep paying for GSuite (which probably will be for a while), I use Google Photos for synchronize the coils of my personal mobiles to their original size
15 GB is not that little space if it is only used for Google Photos
It is true that Google’s decision will affect the majority of users who have made backup copies in their cloud, but it is also true that, with a little restraint, The 15 GB the company gives to each account should be enough to protect a gallery of phones. Even for parents who add a mountain of photos and videos of their kids every week (I attest). The problem, yes, is that the amount offered by Google is not just for photos, but also Drive, Gmail and other services built into the account. And the mailbox also tends to consume a lot of storage (Gmail stops working if the account fills up, be careful with that).
I came to GSuite looking for transfer my professional mailbox to Gmail to benefit from the advantages of “push”, it was my motivation to get started in a paid account. From there I discovered the unlimited benefits of Drive and Photos, with this feature Google conquered me. And I have a remarkable amount of added tools, such as the massive GSuite management center (half of which I don’t understand, I have to be honest) or the advanced features of Google Meet.
The bad news is that currently You can no longer purchase a G Suite account like the one I have: Google migrated the services to Workspace ending with unlimited benefits (except in “the enterprise”, which are worth a fortune and not suitable for everyone).
I currently pay 9.36 dollars per month and get the professional Gmail mailbox for my private domain, unlimited storage in Drive and Photos, full Google Meet and device control tools. These are the features that I take advantage of
My advice is maximum space is released before the arrival of June to check how much is actively in use for Google Photos. And, if the 15GB is very tight, Google One offers an extension for a very cheap cost. That’s just as long as Photos’s features are enjoyed, as there are plenty of other clouds to store the reel copies (like Amazon Photos if Prime is paid). Keep trying until you find the perfect replacement for Google Photos.