Unlimited Free Google Photos Storage to End Tomorrow

As announced by Google last year, the unlimited photos and videos storage tier is ending for Google Photos users, starting tomorrow (via Engadget). Exceptions to this change are Google Pixel smartphones from Pixel 1-5.

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“All your existing photos and videos backed up in High quality and any new content you back up in High quality before June 1, 2021 are exempt from this change and will not count toward your Google Account storage,” says the company.

To make this transition easier, Google also announced a new storage management tool last week to help users easily manage the photos that count towards their 15GB 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.

If you want more storage, you’ll need to subscribe to a Google One plan, which starts from $2.79 CAD per month for 100GB, or $27.99 annually (save 16%).