We are introducing a new storage management tool to help you easily manage the photos that count toward your storage quota. This tool will surface photos or videos you might want to delete — like blurry photos, screenshots and large videos.


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Google Photos is the home for all your photos and videos, automatically organized and easy to share.

– “The best photo product on Earth” – The Verge

– “Google Photos is your new essential picture app” – Wired

The official Google Photos app is made for the way you take photos today and includes essential features like shared albums, automatic creations and an advanced editing suite. Additionally every Google Account comes with 15 GB of storage and you can choose to automatically back up all your photos and videos in High quality or Original quality. You can then access them from any connected device and on

With the official app, you get:

15 GB OF STORAGE: Back up 15 GB of photos and videos and access them from any device and—your photos are safe, secure, and private to you. All photos and videos you back up in High quality before June 1, 2021 will not count toward your Google Account storage.

FREE UP SPACE: Never worry about running out of space on your phone again. Photos that are safely backed up can be removed from your device’s storage in just a tap.

AUTOMATIC CREATIONS: Bring photos to life with automatically created movies, collages, animations, panoramas, and more from your photos. Or easily create them yourself.

ADVANCED EDITING SUITE: Transform photos with a tap. Use intuitive and powerful photo editing tools to apply content-aware filters, adjust lighting, and more.

SHARING SUGGESTIONS: With smart sharing suggestions, giving your friends the photos you took of them is painless. And they can add their photos, too, so you’ll finally get the photos you’re actually in.

FAST AND POWERFUL SEARCH: Your photos are now searchable by the people, places and things in them — no tagging required.

LIVE ALBUMS: Select the people and pets you want to see and Google Photos will automatically add photos of them as you take them, no manual updates needed.*

PHOTO BOOKS: Create a photo book in just minutes from your phone or computer. You can also see suggested photo books based on your best shots from a trip or period of time.*

GOOGLE LENS: Search the hard-to-describe and get stuff done, right from a photo. Copy and translate text, identify plants and animals, add events to your calendar, find products online, and more.

SEND PHOTOS IN SECONDS: Instantly share photos with any contact, email, or phone number.

SHARED LIBRARIES: Grant a trusted person access to all of your photos.

You can also upgrade storage for your Google Account, used for Original Quality photos and videos by subscribing to Google One. Subscriptions start at $1.99/month for 100 GB in the US. Pricing and availability can vary by region.

– Google One Terms of Service:

– One Google Pricing:

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*Face grouping, live albums and photo books are not available in all countries.




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I've been very happy to see photos that I thought were long gone show up on here, made me very happy to see memories pop back up as well. Wonderful app just wish it was a little easier to change and find the different people to name so that it could separate photos better. Also wish that it was able to tag certain animals and people in photos that it doesn't seem to pick up or recognize as either.


Nice app. Good way to back up your photos. I like the album feature. They are always there when you need them. The edit feature is nice. I like the Chromecast slide show feature but the algorithm is bad because it keeps showing the same pictures over and over again when there are hundreds that are never shown. Also if I delete a photo from Photos it should not delete it from my phone. Certain filles are supposed to be kept separate.


It's a great app, just wish my account could be a little more secure. I've had quite a few issues with repeatitive hacking incidents. And lost control of accounts without being able to regain them from Google. Even when I knew all the back up info especially having the same phone number still to verify its me. I've lost quite a bit of data from this and it's incredibly frustrating. If anyone knows of a better independent storage option please comment and let me know.


I love this app for being able to copy texts from pictures. There are other features that leave much to be desired though. Especially the editing features are so unimaginative and restrictive, option are outdated and limited. There should be features like blurring, wiping out backgrounds and really good editing features for today's standard. The UI is not attractive, and outdated. The best feature is being able to copy texts from pictures, easiest one out there.
Hi there. Thanks for your comment. Google Photos is updated regularly to improve performance, fix problems, and ensure the security of your device. Feel free to share your feedback with us here: Thanks!


Ever since I backed up my photos, they seem to have disappeared from my gallery. Although I still am able to access them from folders, the majority of my photos do not display in the gallery (—is there anyway to fix that?). Also, in my gallery, a lot of the photo are not in the sequence of which they were taken; for example, a photo I took in June shows up in November in the gallery. Prior to these issues though, the app was great and worked without a problem.


I love the platform and all of it's features I just wish they'd allow you more options to categorize and edit photos yourself. Like if I create a collage I want to be able to arrange the photos or center them better than the auto generated collage that will not allow me to reposiston the photo. The facial recognition only allows the system to pick faces but will not allow you to identify a person in a photo so that it will show in that individuals folder. But other than that I think it's 👍🏽.
Hi Monestime. We recommend that you take a look on the "About models of faces" of this article: to know how the grouping by facial recognition works. If you wish, you can share your feedback with our team here: Thanks.


Once deleted from a device, the photos stay in the app's cloud. Ironically, deleting a photo from the cloud also deletes the same from any synced devices (regardless of the ones already deleted 🤦‍♂️), without an option to save those. Additionally, there seems to be a lack of a select all option when deleting a large batch of photos from the cloud. That is when using the phone to do so. If using a PC/laptop makes it possible, I wouldn't know and I'm not interested in doing so.


I just spent 20 minutes trying to find the panoramic photos that were stitched together. They were hiding in "utilities" 🤔 I wish I could just choose the photos to stitch, as opposed to just hoping the AI picks the right ones. They also really need to just buy someone else's video editor and integrate it. I had to download a separate editor because the Google Photos one never works.


I am not impressed. Ok, it backs up your pictures. That's good, except that capcity for that is limited unless you pay extra. And it has very limited editing, which again doesn't do much unless you pay extra. One of the only features that distinguishes it from a simple gallery app is that it recognizes faces and lets you name them for later searches. But time after time it has simply tossed out entered names and faces, making the "feature" virtually worthless and frustrating. I hate it.


I like the unlimited storage. It would be nice if there was a bit more photo editing options,; but there are editing and photoshopping apps I could download - I'd just need to choose. No real problems so far. Edit June 2022: uh oh !! 15 free is running low, guess now I'll have to pay for more soon. Maybe finally decide what to keep or trash... but I still like Google photos. Nothing is free forever, and 100 gigs won't cost too much on the yearly plan.


When I take pictures and videos with my Pixel 6 they save as upside down. The degree line that pops up when the camera is focusing is upside down as well. This has been happening for two days and I don't know how to fix it. Not only that but despite me having tons of storage on my phone, the photos app doesn't hold many pictures and I'm constantly prompted to BUY storage! I don't want to have to delete my pictures and I've only had this phone for a few months.
Hello Chencia. Thank you for reaching out to us. Sorry to hear that you are unhappy with the application. If you change the description of the review and tell us what is working incorrectly, we may be able to help solve this issue. Have a nice day!


Any time I try to load a video, the app will buffer or freeze for the video with no way to fix consistently. This is common with screen recordings, but can happen with most videos. Photos will mix up the dates that photos and videos are downloaded, and say they've been taken at impossible times. There is no way to search for media unless the app itself has decided what's in the photo (which is wrong on many occasions.) There are other issues that I can't fit in here, but need to be fixed.
That doesn't sound good, Alex. We suggest that you take a look at this article: to fix problems with the app. Also, have a look at the topic 'Step 2: Find photos quickly' in this article: If you still need help, we ask that you post a topic in the Google Photos Help Forum: Thanks.


It's great for storing, viewing, and editing photos (adjusting balance and cropping and so on). But text annotation features, like "Add description" to a photo, or adding text boxes to an album, are much too buggy and by no means up to Google's usual standards. After adding a description to a photo, the description often disappears within a few seconds. Adding a text box in an album frequently causes the app to crash, with the loss of your text. Summary: good, but not good enough in some ways.


This app is so frustrating!!! 😡🤬 The app is now suddenly duplicating my photos and they're flickering, nothing seems to be fixing the issue. Edit: In answer to you, it isn't the albums it's on my main page and it doesn't explain why it's flickering and the backing up was stuck on 100's of photos that were already backed up, it's obviously a technical error. Edit: today it gets an error when you try to edit photos, so you can't edit or use Google lens, what the point of this app anymore?!
That doesn’t sound good, Sofia! If you are experiencing issues with back up & sync try to follow these steps: If that won't fix the issue you can ask our experts on the Help forum: Hope that helps.


The photos are all over the place with the old gallery they were great I could find my photos instantly. I absolutely abhor Google photos. There's nothing with the three lines where you can go to with options to do things with your photos. It is so complicated. It's always the way you get programmers to keep their jobs by constantly correcting things that don't need to be corrected. I hate this app hate it.
Hello Lizabeth. Thank you for reaching out to us. Sorry to hear that you are unhappy with the application. If you change the description of the review and tell us what is working incorrectly, we may be able to help solve this issue. Have a nice day!


HELP PLEASE! I've always been very happy with this app, hence the 5 stars, safely storing all my photos in one place. But since the latest update, it's been very unstable, I can scroll through my photos, but when I try to find out any info about them, it crashes. Then I get a message saying to reinstall the app. I have done this, several times, but it doesn't work!


It has some very nice features, really, it does. But it has some really annoying features, too. For example, I want to use the app to look at pictures other people are sharing with me. I do not want it to upload the photos that I take because all that does is fill up my google storage (which is another grievance I have since storage used to be unlimited for free, but I understand that that isn't going to change). However, the app will not let me use it unless I give it access to my photos.
Hello there! Make sure that you are following the steps in the "Changing backup settings" topic in this article: to select folders that you want to back up. If you're having trouble, post a topic in the Google Photos Forum to get help from our experts:


The latest update was terrible. I went to Locked Folder just to see nothing in it. Literally nothing. I always turned on the back up data and always taking care of my photos carefully. But after I updated the apps, I opened the Locked Folder and it's resetting from the start to set a password for it, how? Also, I always get message like; "Please Re-install Photos." like that, frequently. I have so, so, so many important photos that I keep at Locked Folder. Please, fix this. Thank you.
That doesn't sound good, Zahra. We suggest that you take a look at this article: to fix problems with the app. Also, Try following the steps in this article to find your photos: If you're still having trouble, we ask that you post a topic in the Google Photos Help Forum to get help from our experts:


Latest update is a disaster. Any attempt to look at photo detail prompts a crash with suggestion to reinstall app, which "did not install correctly' (not true). I reinstalled the first time I saw this. The only effect was the permanent deletion of settings. Still crashes regularly. Although, I went back into the app for a more specific example and it didn't crash. Must be scared by threat of a bad review. Three stars to keep it on its toes. Update: Of course that article isn't helpful, Google.
Oh no, Matthew! We're sorry to hear you're having trouble. We suggest that you take a look at this article: to fix problems with the app. If the problem persists, we ask that you post a topic in the Google Photos Help Forum to get help from our experts: We hope we helped.


Overall I like the app. Tons of great features and options. The only thing I would like to see is the ability to move photos to specific folders and hide said folders. Yes, you can make folders for things, but all those photos are still displayed in the "photos" tab where I don't want them to be. Locked folders are limited in that they are no longer backed up and won't transfer to new devices, which is why I won't use the feature. Wish my phone had a built in gallery for this purpose.