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Here's why Google Photos uploads for some aren't counting against account storage

Here's why Google Photos uploads for some aren't counting against account storage

Google's new storage policy came into effect on June 1 and dropped the free unlimited backup plan for Google Photos. However, some users — including a couple of us at AP — have managed to upload several GBs of media without it occupying even an iota of our account storage. What's happening, you ask? We reached out to Google for an explanation and discovered that some Photos users are just luckier than others.

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Google Photos' free storage is ending — here's what you can do

Google Photos' free storage is ending — here's what you can do

Google is ending free unlimited (compressed) Photos storage tomorrow. The company first announced the move in November 2020 and later confirmed that even upcoming Pixel phones aren't going to be exempt from the adjustment later. But what does that change mean for you, and what can you do about it if you're not happy with the decision Google made? We've gathered some alternatives, some arguments for sticking with Photos, and everything else you need to know about the transition.

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