Backup your images now; Google Photos to limit free storage to 15GB from June 1

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Tech giant Google is all set to introduce its long announced storage cap for Google Photos from June 1. 

From next month, users of the Google Photos service will only be offered free storage space of 15GB for new photos and videos. Earlier the service had provided unlimited free storage for “high quality” photos for all users.

Reports by online tech forum XDA Developers seem to suggest that these limitations will not be applicable for users who own a Pixel 2 or later models from Google. These users will continue to get unlimited free “high quality” photo backups on Google Photos.

Owners of non-Pixel devices will now have to shell out a minimum of $1.99 per month ($19.99 per year) to get a Google One subscription which offers 100GB to store their “high quality” photos and videos on the service.

Meanwhile, all users, Pixel or non-Pixel alike can continue to back up their “high quality” photos and videos on the service before June 1 deadline. Images and videos uploaded to Google Photos before the deadline won’t count towards the new 15GB limit.

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