We’re now previous Google Photos‘ all-important storage policy change. If you’re a Google Photos person, your high-quality and express-quality photographs now rely in direction of your free 15GB storage. If you transcend that, you’ll have to purchase extra storage within the type of a Google One plan. A poll beforehand performed on Android Authority instructed that almost all of our readers don’t wish to pay additional for Google Photos storage.
So in gentle of the brand new storage coverage change for the service, we thought of asking you if you’re sticking with Google Photos or switching to an alternative service. Here’s how you voted in our poll.
Are you staying with Google Photos or switching?
Google Photos has some actually nice options and can also be getting some handy new ones now. That’s most likely why most of our readers who participated in our ballot — 52.2% — stated that they might be sticking with Google Photos even after the storage coverage change.
About 27% of voters from a complete of 44,639 respondents in our ballot stated that they aren’t certain in the event that they’ll proceed utilizing Google Photos or change to a different service.
Meanwhile, 20.4% of the ballot takers stated they’re undoubtedly transferring on to a different app, leaving Google Photos behind.
tw: Been paying for Google One for some time now, however not with my very own cash. Ever since Google set expiration dates on the Google rewards app. I’ve simply been utilizing the cash I make on that for Google One. Every month I make round $Four simply answering Google surveys.
The Jrdiver: Welcome to pixel land. I nonetheless have my free uploads for some time but on my 3xl, and my outdated og xl could be abused for that as nicely. I ought to add that I do have a Nas backup setup as nicely because it’s simpler to seize from the PC anyway, however photographs is good to have for looking for that one picture.
David Hansen: Switching to Synology Moments. In truth, I’m placing all my stuff on Synology which is web dealing with with my very own area, and am setting it up with Mail Plus server, Synology Drive, and DS Audio as nicely.
Nguyễn Tri: I’m not joyful with the change however there’s no higher choices for good and handy picture administration.
Massimiliano Rubino: I did change: Yandex photographs free limitless add of photos out of your telephone.
S Singh: Guys I’ve a 200GB plan with Google. Come on you guys spend quite a bit of cash on telephones. What’s the issue with a month-to-month cost to Google for area?
danwat1234: Got an outdated Pixel. I will switch my media from my major telephone to this for importing to Google photographs often.
Nenito: I’m staying. I just like the options and haven’t any downside paying for one thing I take advantage of. I received drained of utilizing onerous drives that age and wish changing years in the past. I knew getting in that eventual Google would go down this line, and costs appear truthful sufficient.
Josh Daniels: Google Photos is nice. But one of the explanations I purchased a pixel telephone was free original-quality storage. Upgraded to a pixel 3a as a result of they promised it might proceed, however they modified their tune when the Four got here out. Now it’s been downgraded to free high-quality storage. Enough with the lies. Luckily I had already picked up a Nas for storage and backups in 2017. Just transferring over. Allowing each till I take advantage of up the what? 17GB? The photographs I pulled (2016 to current) by way of takeouts have been 27GB.
tom4jean: I, luckily, purchased 35 GB of storage for $5 a yr from Google a quantity of years again. They clearly don’t promote that plan anymore. As lengthy as I don’t let the cost lapse, I get to maintain that plan indefinitely. I ended up simply shopping for a house NAS, possibly a bit dearer upfront, however over time will pay itself off and opens up extra choices for file storage and internet hosting media. Not to say full possession and management over my information.
Paul McMonagle: I waffle backwards and forwards. I’ve received photographs from 2008 ahead. I’ve migrated them from onerous copy to digital, then Google photographs, then begun the transfer to Amazon photographs. However, Google Photos is far more user-friendly and has a extra intuitive and user-friendly cross-platform app (my kids are apple customers) for college. So what to do? I don’t know but, nevertheless it’s actually irritating. Amazon, Google, iPhone work collectively for the patron!
kvols: Google has gotten right into a behavior of creating a terrific service, get you hooked, them kill the service, or not less than crippling. I actually loved Google Play Music, and wouldn’t hesitate to suggest it to anybody. YouTube Music, alternatively, is so restricted and the combination with movies on YouTube is plainly silly and annoying. Google Photos was a terrific service, easy to make use of, however each time I take advantage of it now, I’ve to seek for the place to seek out issues, simply to see it being modified in one other replace.
spacebar2011: It’s not an unfair deal in any respect IMO. It’s most likely the very best cloud providing, app, and modifying instruments sensible. Far superior to iCloud photographs no matter, OneDrive, or the rest I’ve tried. I’m speaking purely about photographs right here. The solely different service that’s unbelievable worth is Amazon photographs included in Prime, free+limitless authentic picture information in just about any format, together with RAW information. The app kinda sucks, however I apply it to the desktop to auto-backup my complete images catalog.