The date Google Photos is ending free storage: June 2021
Starting June 1, 2021, any new photos and videos you upload will count toward the limited free storage that comes with every Google Account.
Any photos or videos that users have uploaded in ‘high quality’ before June 1, 2021 will not count towards 15GB of free storage. This means that photos and videos backed up before June 1, 2021 will still be considered free and exempt from the storage limit.
You can verify your backup quality at any time in the Photos app by going to back up & sync in Settings.
If you back up your photos and videos in Original quality, these changes do not affect you. As always, your Original quality photos and videos will continue to count toward your 15 GB of free storage across your Google Account.
As your storage nears 15GB, Google will notify you in the app and follow up by email.
If you have a Google Pixel 1-5, photos uploaded from that device won’t be impacted. Photos and videos uploaded in High quality from that device will continue to be exempt from this change, even after June 1, 2021.
Find out how long your storage may last
To understand how this impacts you, you can see a personalized estimate for how long your storage may last. This estimate takes into account how frequently you back up photos, videos and other content to your Google Account.