Photos from your child’s first birthday. Grandparents who have passed away are depicted in old photographs. Video footage from your wedding day. If you have a lot of digital photos and movies strewn throughout your computers and hard drives, you should back them up.
And this Memorial Day weekend is your final opportunity to back them up with a reliable provider for free.
Google Photos debuted in May of 2015. More than 4 trillion photographs have been submitted to the website in the last five years. During this period, customers may upload their images and videos to the cloud service as a backup — although at a little lesser quality than the original media file — and have peace of mind for free.
However, Google declared late last year that the free ride was coming to an end. Beginning June 1st, every Google Photos user will receive only 15GB of free storage space.
Any media uploaded to the site after the first of the month that exceeds the free 15GB limit will need a paid membership plan. Subscriptions will begin at $1.99 per month for 100GB. That may appear to be a low-cost option, but keep in mind that when more photographs and videos are uploaded, you will most likely need to change to a more expensive plan.
Google, on the other hand, is not counting any data you’ve previously posted or any photographs and videos you’ll submit before June 1 against the new Google Photos cap. If you upload any photos or videos you shoot before June 1st, you won’t have to pay a thing to save them on the site.