Google Photos will soon no longer offer free unlimited storage to its users. As of June 1, if your 15GB of Google storage is full and you’ve uploaded photos with the high-quality option, you’ll need to purchase the Google One subscription to store more photos or videos. . All existing high quality content will be exempt from the storage fee.
You have approximately six days to use the free storage feature, as all previous charges will not be counted in your account storage. If you have Google Pixel 5 or earlier, this new storage policy will not affect you. Pixel phone users will continue to receive unlimited free storage option.
Google Photos – How to quickly clean up your storage space?
Google Photos has added a new storage management tool to help you quickly clean up your storage space. With this tool, you can delete blurry photos, screenshots, large videos, and other photos you might not want to take.
You can access this tool by visiting Google Photos Account Settings> Backup and Sync Settings> Manage Storage.
The Google tool will allow you to review large files, space-saving emails, and also tell you exactly how much space you’ll save when you delete these photos, videos, and emails.
Google One cloud storage plans, priced in India
The basic Google One subscription includes 100 GB of storage space and will cost you 130 rupees a month or 1,300 rupees every year. You can even share storage space with your family. There is also a 200 GB cloud storage plan, which is priced at 210 rupees per month or 2,100 per year. For 2 TB, he will have to pay 650 rupees a month and 6,500 rupees a year. For 10 TB, the price is 3,250 rupees a month.
Alternatives to Google Photos
DigiBoxx is also a cloud storage platform in India, offering 20GB of free space, unlike Google Photos. It also supports Gmail integration, unlimited external collaborations, and final encryption. The basic 100GB cloud storage plan will cost 30 rupees a month. You can also buy the annual plan, which is priced at 360 rupees.
The second best alternative is Degoo, which provides 100GB of free cloud storage. The company claims that all files are end-to-end encrypted. The 500GB storage plan will cost $ 2.99 a month, which is around 220 rupees in India. There is also a 10 TB plan, which is priced at $ 9.99 a month (about 735 rupees). It’s important to note that the free version includes ads and that paid cloud storage plans have no ads.
OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage service, which supports features such as automatic backup and automatic synchronization. With this service you will only get 5 GB of free storage, but at least you will get 100 GB of storage space for 140 rupees a month. If you have a Microsoft 365 subscription, you don’t need to purchase the company’s OneDrive subscription, as you already have 1 TB of storage space.