Google curtails free photo storage, pushes users to buy more space

Topics Google | Google photo app

Alphabet Inc's Google will start limiting how many high-quality photos users can store on the company's cloud back-up service starting next June, it announced on Wednesday, in a move that could help protect profit margins. "Growing demand for storage" means Google Photos can no longer honor a years-old policy of unlimited capacity for high-quality images, the company said in a blog post.

Storage of images, along with files in Google's document editing services, will instead be capped at a combined total of 15 gigabytes. "Original.

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