Google Photos Rolling Out New Storage Management Tool

Late last year, Google announced that starting June 1, 2021, any new photos and videos you back up will count toward the free 15GB of storage that comes with every Google Account or the additional storage you’ve purchased as a Google One member.

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Before the upcoming policy goes into effect, Google Photos will be rolling out a new storage management tool to help you easily manage the photos that count toward your storage quota.

The storage management tool surfaces photos or videos you might want to delete — like blurry photos, screenshots and large videos — so you can get the most out of your storage.

Google is also renaming its High quality storage tier to Storage saver, which you’ll start to see soon. In the meantime, your photos and videos will continue to be stored at the same quality. You can learn more about this change in Google’s Help Center.