Google’s unlimited free storage of photos will not be available until June 1, 2021. Google’s policy change is that Google Photos users will have to find a way to store their photos elsewhere because Google will start charging after the 15GB storage cap is exceeded.
For users looking for a way to avoid paying for a service, the only solution is to take Google to manage managing their files to another service.
Google Tagout is a service that allows you to selectively archive data from multiple applications within your Google Account. You can download images from Google Drive files, contacts, YouTube videos and most importantly your Google Photos.
How to use Google Takeout
– Make sure you are signed in to your Google Account, which contains all the items you need to save. Then sign in takeout.google.com.
– When the site opens, first click on the “Delete All” option. This ensures that no other data is removed from other Google applications.
– Now, scroll down to select Google Photos.
– Click “Next Step” at the bottom of the selection.
– You now have to choose how often this export should occur, and you can choose between two options – Export once or export every two months for a year. You must take between .zip files or .tgz files to the format in which you want to export your exported content.
– Once you have made your selection, press ‘Create Export’.
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– Google is about to send an email to your account to verify your identity and selection results. “Google data archive requested,” – You must authorize the rest.
Following your approval, the data export process has begun and it may take Google anywhere from a few hours to a few days to complete the entire process, depending on the amount of data requested.
When done, Google will send all your data to your account in an email.
You can download this data on your laptop / smartphone (if you have space), then upload it to other cloud services or put it on a physical hard drive.
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