It was in November 2020 that the news had a profound impact: Google Photos would stop offering free and unlimited storage. A step which assumed and supposes, a change in the way in which many of us access the photos taken with the mobile, either with Android and to a lesser extent with iOS. However, this expiration is scheduled for Pixel 2 and Pixel 3.
From that point on, doubts about how much space our memories took up in Google Photos or how much was left before that space was exhausted were rife. And of course, alternatives to the Google service also appeared, as often happens. And while, in between, Pixel 2 and Pixel are the first to suffer damage
The beginning of the end
Google has already confirmed that future Pixel-branded phones won’t have unlimited storage in Google Photos. And of those that exist, the term to be able to use this service is running out. January 16 for the Pixel 2 and January 31 for the Pixel 3.
offers offered a possibility that was as attractive as it was attractive: the possibility of backing up your Google photos to each photo and video taken with the mobile and in original quality. This is something that in less than 24 hours will be impossible on the Pixel 2.
This is not something new, because Google has already set its expiration date to quality original copies via Google Photos for pixels and in fact future models will not have this option. And in this case, on January 16, photos taken with the Pixel 2 can no longer be stored indefinitely with original quality. From that moment, they will stop taking up space in Google Drive.
“Photos and videos uploaded in original quality count towards your Google Account storage space. Each account comes with 15 GB of free storage space, and you can purchase more from Google One. “
From that date, Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL owners will need to use “high quality” storage and will state: “Photos or videos will not be edited in high quality if you uploaded them with”
“You get free and unlimited storage in original quality for all photos and videos uploaded to Google Photos from the Pixel 2 until January 16, 2021. Photos and videos uploaded on that date or before will remain free in original quality After January 16, 2021, January 2021, new high quality photos and videos will be uploaded for free. Uploading new photos and videos in original quality will be deducted from your storage quota. “
In the case of the Pixel 3, this date is further extended by a few days, as of January 31, 2021, so you still have time to find an alternative or, if necessary, download all the content from Google Photos.
And is this model the last to access this “offer”, because later models have to be content with high-quality photos. Also remember something that we have seen before and that is that from June the free and unlimited storage ends.
Via | 9to5Google