Google Photos will stop having unlimited free storage in 2021! One of the reasons we all love.

The bad news is that Google has announced that it will remove its unlimited free storage program, and that all users will receive a 15GB limit for ALL photos, regardless of size. Once we reach that limit, we must upgrade to one of the Google One cloud storage plans if you want to continue making backups on that platform.

Google has launched a website where it calculates the time it will take to fill that space at the rate that you have been doing since you began to use it.

Google Photos will stop having unlimited free storage in 2021! When will Google Photos stop being free?

This will take effect on June 1, 2021 (unless you have a Google Pixel, from 1 to 5, they will not be affected and they will continue to enjoy the service as before).

But importantly, until that date, everything we upload will not count as part of the 15GB they offer for free, that is, it will start counting from June 1, and that is when we will have to measure what we upload or not. Therefore, everything that we have already uploaded in ‘High quality’ mode will remain in Google Photos forever.

Google points out that if you cross the 15 GB mark, it is possible that they will automatically begin to delete your photos so that you go back to having less than 15 GB, although they indicate that they will notify you 3 months in advance so that you have time to recover them.

Google Photos will stop having unlimited free storage in 2021

That said, Google One plans start at € / $ 1.99 a month for 100GB of storage, which is generally more than enough for most mortals, so it might be worth thinking about.

We leave you the table:

  • 100 GB: 1.99 euros per month or 19.99 euros per year
  • 200 GB: 2.99 euros per month or 29.99 euros per year
  • 2 TB: 9.99 euros per month or 99.99 euros per year.