Google Photos will get rid of its free storage tier starting June 1, which is when the company will flip a switch and any new image uploaded will count against your Google account storage. While we argue that Photos will still be well worth the money, many people are starting to look for better or cheaper alternatives, and Microsoft OneDrive could be one. After all, Microsoft provides its office apps with 1TB of storage at an attractive price. But the question is: Does it come close to Photos in any capacity?
After conditioning us with years of free, enable-and-forget cloud backup, Google Photos is flipping the switch next month: Media backups will now count towards the free 15GB Google account limit, and you'll need a Google One subscription to go beyond. Time to switch, right? Maybe...not. Google Photos is arguably the most convenient cloud backup service out there, and instead of hunting for a bargain elsewhere, you might be better off just sticking with it.
Google Photos is discontinuing its free storage option, but after years of conditioning users to unlimited free space for their images, people are understandably starting to look for alternatives that don't charge as much as Google Photos could in the future. One of the more interesting competitors might be Amazon Photos, which is incredibly similar to Google Photos. There's a big catch, though — Amazon Photos doesn't have a 100% free tier. You need to pay for Amazon Prime to enjoy the benefits.