At the end of last year, Google photos had announced that it will stop offering free unlimited backups to its users after a certain date and that the deadline is now less than a month away.
From June 1st Google Photos does not provide unlimited free space for “high quality” photos because the free space is limited to 15 GB. For more storage space, users have to pay a subscription fee.
The good news, however, is that the photos and videos you’ve already uploaded to Google Photos aren’t part of this new storage plan. The best thing you can do now is to back up all of your photos and videos to Google Photos before June 1st.
All google pixel Users, that is, those who own one of the Google Pixel 1-5, will not be affected by this new policy. For them, photos and videos uploaded in high quality from this device will continue to be exempt from this change even after June 1, 2021.
But even for future Pixel users, Google has decided not to offer this free unlimited storage space, so even they will either have to pay for the Google One subscription or find an alternative storage option.
The 15GB of storage used for backing up Google Photos is shared between Drive, Gmail, and Photos, and Google will notify you in the App and follow up by email once you hit that limit.
To view your current storage status and get a personalized estimate of how long your storage will be, go to your Google Photos app> tap the Google account picture> Storage