How to transfer your photo backups out of Google Photos

Google Photos is ending its unlimited photo service on June 1. It's time to pay up or back your memories up elsewhere.

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Google Photos has, for more than half a decade, been a haven of free picture backup across operating systems.

Now Google’s generosity is coming to an end. Starting June 1, new uploaded photos will count towards Google’s free 15GB of overall cloud storage.


Those with large Google Photos backups now have two options:

- Pay up for more Google storage.

- Back up your photos elsewhere.