Five years ago, Google announced an exciting new feature for Google Photos: users who configured their devices to upload camera rolls to the services were provided with unlimited storage, and this was great news especially for those with reduced local storage.
Just think about 16GB Android phones. With such a service, caring about storage was no longer needed, as Google just promised to take care of photos as long as they are stored in the cloud.
The Mountain View-based search giant, however, is changing this approach after users uploaded more than 4 trillion photos to the services.
Despite the 28 billion new photos and videos uploaded to Google Photos every week, the company will no longer allow unlimited storage on the service. Beginning with June 1, 2021, users would just be provided with the typical 15GB of storage that’s part of their Google accounts even for Google Photos uploads.