The American Internet and technology services company, Google, this week decided to phase out unlimited free storage space for images on the Google Photos service.
The company said that the unlimited free storage policy for photos and videos would expire from the first date of next June, as any new photos or videos uploaded to storage by the user would come with each user with 15 gigabytes of free storage space Will be counted in Account with Google.
The (DW) Channel website indicated that all photos and videos uploaded by a user before the first date of next June will not count against 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 announced the new policy for the first time last November, and aims to encourage people to subscribe to Google’s paid storage service, “Google One”.
Google One plans to provide 100 GB of storage space in the United States with other services such as the Google Store rebate for $ 2 per month.
Once the new policy goes into effect, more than 80 percent of current Google Photos users will be able to store their photos and videos for three years, with free 15 GB available to account holders.
As the user approaches full use of the free space, Google will notify the user, whether through the Google Photos application or e-mail.
The time period available for free storage for the user can also be determined in the light of the frequency with which he or she stores photos and videos on their Google account.
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