As announced in the last year, Google has ended the unlimited storage space for storing Google Photos (& others). The new Google Storage Policy came into implementation on 1st June 2021. The new policy is introduced to end its unlimited free storage policy for pictures at high resolution and express resolution. The main motive of this new policy is to decrease the storage space, thereby increasing the number of customers using google cloud services by paying the premium.
As per the new google storage policy 2021, Any additional photos and videos uploaded to Google Photos (From 1 June 2021 onwards) will count toward the 15 GB of free storage.
If you are using google space for free till now, you need to worry about the storage and choose an alternative for storage optimization tips.
Google Photos Storage Limit – How to Keep Using for Free
This article explains the procedure to use google photos for free and the storage optimization tips to save google cloud space. In spite of the new google storage limit, you can continue using google photos for free by following simple optimization tips.
Try to get rid of unwanted occupied space
Look for files with the largest size and if not required get rid of them
Make sure that there are no automatic unwanted upload
Continue reading below for detailed explanation.
Try Uploading Photos & Videos in High-Quality on Google Photos
In Google Photos, we can upload, maintain, and store the photos.
However, we should remember that the photo and video quality should be high quality instead of original quality.
For doing this, you should go to your google account and click on the hamburger icon and settings.
Click on the option to enable the High-Quality Option.
Also, Click on the Recover storage button to convert your existing photos and videos to high-quality.
Tips to Optimise Storage to save Google Photos Space
The online users worrying about cloud space can use the following tips to optimize the storage. But, first, let us see the tips to optimize it in detail, as shown below.
Remove Large Attachments From Gmail Account
Most people think that Gmail storage and cloud storage are different.
However, one should remember that both are the same and use the same space.
Yes, all the emails in our inbox will occupy the same storage space in the cloud.
The best tip one can follow to remove the large attachments that consume more space in your Gmail inbox.
Unsubscribe from Emails in Bulk to save Google Photos Storage Space
Usually, a huge percentage of emails in our email account is unwanted emails. If we don’t unsubscribe, the same senders will send more emails in the future and our google cloud storage space will be used. Saving this space will allow us to utilize the space for saving more photos on Google Photos or other stuff like documents in google docs.
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