Google told me what was happening with your photos in the cloud

One of the distinguishing features of early devices range Pixel was a full backup of photos using the app Google Photos. Later, a similar option was made available and some of the other owners of devices running Android. But, unfortunately, Google stopped supporting this feature with the release of the Google Pixel 4. But what will happen next and what happens to the photos uploaded to a cloud storage service? Let’s deal.

Soon, Google Photos will lose useful features

How does the backup in Google Photos

The principles of operation of the service is quite simple: the owners of the “pixel” smartphones get the ability to backup photos to the vast cloud servers of Google Photos. And, interestingly, the copy happens automatically and photos saved in the original quality. Which is very, very convenient. The photos are uploaded to the company server have different “shelf life”, which for each of your devices.

So, if you use the original Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL, then you “safe.” Google promised that you will be able to store photos in their original quality indefinitely and it is. At the same place on the servers of Google Photos, does not affect the total amount available to you in Google Drive. This is a great solution and it seems that Google is quite logical, would be to offer all owners a similar option, but it is not so.

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Owners of a Google Pixel 2 and Pixel Google 2 XL for an unpleasant surprise. Term support photo storage service ends January 16, 2021. According to the support page of Google, any photos uploaded before that date will remain in the original quality and will not occupy space on your Google Drive. However, all the new pictures uploaded in original quality will be posted already in the vastness of Google Drive. We recommend to set this date on the calendar a reminder to not miss an important event. The more about the best apps for this approach, we already told youI. Follow us on Yandex.Zen, to keep out such materials.

Moving on: something like that awaits owners of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Both devices will work in the “free” save the photos until January 31, 2022. After that, all the data, again, will be uploaded to Google Drive. Well, what with the proud owners very soon going on sale Google Pixel and Google Рixel 4 XL, you might ask? But it’s all quite sad. Any photos uploaded in its original quality with either of these phones will be immediately copied to Google Drive.

In this regard, a number of issues. Of course, to keep the word (as in the case of the Pixel of the first generation) is very good. But why the search giant, has just a huge server capacity and is quite loyal army of fans “greedy” and deprives new smartphone options that have older vehicles? Yes, Google Drive is also a very good place to store photos, but the “free volume” on it is limited. For the “overload” will have to pay. Besides, why would “crush” the audience at the time, as this can not be done? Maybe you have an answer? Write it in our chat in Telegram.

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