Google Photos Storage policy changes from 1st June 2021
- Google will begin enforcing your 15GB free storage allowance across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Photos. Yes, photos in High and Express quality will begin to count against the 15GB limit after June 1, 2021.
- From June 1, 2021, all uploads to the cloud-based storage service will be counted under your 15-GB data cap.
As a user what can we do now ? Lets try to find an alternative
First and foremost ,if you have a portable drive ,simply take a backup of your Google photos .
Free alternative :
Degoo Cloud Storage
You can use Degoo Cloud Storage as a free alternative which provides 100 GB of free storage which I think will be more than enough for most of the users .
: You can have Degoo installed on all your devices and view and download files but only the specified number of devices can upload files to your Degoo Cloud Storage.
: Access and manage your files in our web app. https://app.degoo.com
Second option is Mega(Mega.nz) where you can open a free mega account which provides 50 GB of free storage .Mega provides a seem less software experience for all your devices along with reliable storage and fast Transfers.
Microsoft One drive
MediaFire is a file hosting, file synchronization, and cloud storage service.You can sign up for free and it provides 10 GB of free storage .
pCloud is a secure cloud storage. You can store, share and work on all your files. You can access them on any device .
For PC you can download the pcloud drive and upload your files and photos or you can simply logon via browser and upload your files with drag and drag or upload options.
If you want to access your uploaded files via mobile phone you can access it with pcloud mobile app for iOS and Android.
You can get upto 10GB of free Storage .
Microsoft One drive
Another option is Microsoft One drive however you only get 5GB of storage .It can also be an option for many people .
If you have amazon prime membership you also get free 5GB amazon drive storage for free.
If you can mange multiple gmail account .Simply open multiple gmail account :-).So that you can get more storage combining all your gmail accounts.
So we do have multiple options to store our photos ,videos and files .Now its up to you to decide which platform you want to use .
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