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Google Photos cancels unlimited storage space policy – technology

US internet and technology services company Google decided to end its free and unlimited storage space for images on Google Photos this week.

The company said that the policy of unlimited free storage for photos and videos will end on June 1, as any new photos or videos that the user uploads to the storage will be counted within the free 15-gigabyte storage space that comes with each user. . has Google.

The channel’s website (DW) indicated that all photos and videos that any user uploaded before June 1 next will not be counted within the maximum free space for a Google account.

The American giant has also added a new free tool to help users manage their free storage space.

Google first announced the new policy last November and aims to encourage people to subscribe to Google’s paid storage service, “Google One.”

Google One plans to provide 100GB of storage space, along with other services like Google Store discounts for $ 2 a month in the United States.

Once the new policy takes effect, more than 80 percent of current Google Photos users will be able to store their photos and videos for three years, with the free 15GB available to account holders.

As the user approaches full use of the free space, Google will inform the user of this, either through the Google Photos app or by email.

It is also possible to determine the period of time available to the user for free storage in light of how often they store photos and videos in their Google account.

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