Google Photos completes free unlimited storage in 2021 – so what are your options?

Google did it again. It covers one of the most popular features in its product universe: Google Photography Free unlimited storage. The company has announced that the service will be discontinued from June 1, 2021.

After that date, all uploaded photos will be limited to your free data limit of 15GB. However, all photos uploaded before June 1 next year will be available under the free unlimited storage option.

With over 1 billion users, Google Photos offers free unlimited storage of high quality photos (read: compressed) for users on the site. So with that standard layout the back & sync option is easy to enable and allows you to upload your photos to the cloud without any storage hassle. I have relied on this to backup photos from all the Android and iOS devices I have used for years.

Photos host over 4 trillion pictures and videos, with users uploading 28 billion every week. While media uploads count towards your 15GB free data cap, 80 percent of users will not reach that limit for 10 years.

Compressed images in Google Photos take up about 1-4MB of space. So you can easily squeeze in more than 300 photos per GB. So, with Gmail and Drive storage, there will still be plenty of space for multiple photos. You can check the storage consumption of your current Google Photos Here.