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The 3 best Google Photos alternatives to store your photos and videos

Cloud Storage iCloud Limits

Are you looking for a Google Photos alternative now that Google has ended free unlimited photo storage? Worry not, there are plenty of options available for someone who takes a lot of photos and stores them on the cloud. The photos and videos already on Google Photos will still be available, but anything uploaded after June 1st will count towards the free 15GB storage. Of course, you can sign up for a Google One storage plan and get more space. However, there are a couple of better alternatives that you may want to try.

How to download photos and videos from Google Photos

Starting June 1st, all new photos and videos you upload to Google Photos will count against your free 15GB of storage. Prior to this, Google was providing unlimited storage to all users, but now it will only be available for Pixel phone users. If you don't feel like paying extra for your photo storage, the best thing to do is to download all your photos and videos from Google Photos. This way, you'll free up some space for new photos and videos.

How to transfer iCloud photos and videos to Google Photos

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Apple introduced a new feature that allows you transfer your iCloud photos and videos to Google Photos. The service doesn’t remove any of your photos or videos from iCloud, it simply copies them over to Google Photos.

So if you’re interested in a third-party backup of your items or are planning to make a switch away from iCloud, this could make it easy. Here, we’ll show you how to get the ball rolling to transfer your photos and videos, the limitations you may run into, and a few other things you need to know.

How to create auto-updating albums in Google Photos

Auto-updating albums in Google Photos

Google Photos has some nice features and is a good alternative or addition to the Photos app. You can create movies in Google Photos and collages. Another handy feature is the auto-updating album which is similar to the Smart Album feature in Photos on Mac.

With this type of album, you can set it to update automatically when new pictures of family, friends, and pets are added to Google Photos. This saves you some time from having to manually add new photos to an album.

To help you organize your pictures better in Google Photos, here’s how to create auto-updating albums.