Google Photos App Reviews

Google Photos [Photo & Video] App Description & Overview

What is google photos app? Google Photos is a smarter home for all your photos and videos, made for the way you take photos today.

“The best photo product on Earth” – The Verge
“Google Photos is your new essential picture app” – Wired
“Upload the pictures, and let Google Photos do the rest” – The New York Times

• FREE UP SPACE: Never worry about running out of space on your phone again. Photos that are safely backed up can be removed from your device’s storage in just a tap.

• VISUAL SEARCH: Your photos are now searchable by the people, places and things in them—no tagging required.

• SMARTER SHARING: With smart sharing suggestions, giving your friends the photos you took of them is painless. And they can add their photos, too, so you’ll finally get the photos you’re actually in.

• MOVIES AND GIFS, MADE FOR YOU: Get automatically created movies, collages, GIFs, and more from your photos. Or easily create them yourself.

• ADVANCED EDITING: Transform photos with a tap. Use intuitive and powerful photo and video editing tools to apply content-aware filters, adjust lighting, and more.

• SMART AUTOMATIC ALBUMS: Tell better stories, without the work. Automatically get a new album with just your best shots after an event or trip, then invite others to add their photos.

• LIVE ALBUMS: Share your latest photos with Live Albums. Select the people and pets you want to see and Google Photos will automatically add photos of them as you take them, no manual updates needed.

• SHARED LIBRARIES: Share without sharing. Grant a trusted person access to all of your photos.

• REDISCOVER: Get collages of photos you took a year ago on this day – perfect for #tbt.

• GOOGLE LENS: Search what you see. This preview enables you to identify text and objects in your photos to learn more and take action.

• ON YOUR TV: View your photos and videos on your TV with Chromecast and Airplay support.

• FREE STORAGE: Every Google Account comes with 15 GB of free storage and you can choose to automatically back up all your photos and videos in High quality or Original quality. Your photos are safe, secure, and private to you. All photos and videos you back up in High quality before June 1, 2021 will not count toward your Google Account storage.

You can also upgrade storage for your Google Account, used for Original Quality photos and videos, Google Drive and Gmail by subscribing to Google One, an expanded storage plan. Subscriptions start at $1.99/month for 100 GB in the US. Pricing and availability can vary by region.

Storage subscriptions purchased in-app will be charged to your iTunes Account, and automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Subscriptions and auto-renewal may be managed by going to iTunes Account Settings after purchase.

Google Privacy Policy: https://google.com/intl/en_US/policies/privacy
Google One Terms of Service: https://one.google.com/terms-of-service

Note: Face grouping is not available in all countries.

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Google Photos Customer Service, Editor Notes:

Google Photos Version 6.501 September 2022

Thanks for using Google Photos. This release includes bug fixes and performance improvements. We fixed user-reported issues to provide a more reliable storage experience..

Google Photos Version 5.9702 July 2022

Thanks for using Google Photos. This release includes bug fixes and performance improvements. We fixed user-reported issues and added new features to ensure your photos are automatically organized and up-to-date..

Google Photos Version 5.8904 May 2022

Thanks for using Google Photos. This release includes bug fixes and performance improvements. We fixed user-reported issues and added new features to ensure you can relive the moments that matter with Memories..

Google Photos Comments & Reviews 2022

- Love it-plain and simple.

Easy to use, does everything for you! Saves every pic you take and can even sync up with your other devices. You can even edit pics easily and save or archive a copy of the original and then share them to your contacts or social media/etc. directly from the app. This app also does “Remember this date..” and will show you a pic(s) from the current date just years earlier! Provides an unexpected, beautiful walk down memory lane. However, probably the greatest most sincerely personal and unique feature of Google Photos are the ‘Photo Stories’ and ‘Movies’ they compile for you out of your gallery of pictures! Sometimes they even include subject-matter-appropriate background music and include dates, times, places, and titles describing the theme of the slideshow or collage of photos which range anywhere from deeply personal and heartfelt renderings to silly, awesome, one-of-a-kind gifs you can save and use later! You can even easily purchase one -or all!- of these creations for a tangible hard copy if you want! There are literally so many more amazing features to this app that I can’t even name them all without writing a few more paragraphs lol! So, I hope this honest, personal opinion will serve as a good enough review for those of you who have yet to partake in the effortlessness that is Google Photos. 😘🤗✌🏽

- Rich, vibrant colors and other fun touches

I started using Google photos back when I had an LG and was still using XP on my desktop. Colors are richer, more vibrant. I like the feedback message I sometimes get on the bottom of select photos such as “Fix Lighting” or “Order Photo”. It’s useful and the lighting adjust message is always spot on; makes the photo have more depth. The other aspect I like is when I find one of my photos had been “stylized” or “motion” had been added by whoever at Google makes these touches. I don’t mind the feedback and that’s what you get when you agree to allow them to modify. I took a hiatus from Google photos to work with another photo editing tool. When I returned, I found all my pictures neatly archived. Pleasant surprise when I found many I forgot I had. My only negative: back when I was working with windows XP and an LG, Google photos had more filters and other features such as blemish blending and natural looking skin tone enhancers. The best was the awesome selection of frames to chose from. These features have been removed so I need to bridge my photos to another editing app for this. Other than that, Google photos is still my preferred primary editing tool. Thanks for the years of creativity and for thoughtfully archiving all of it.

- Storage Dream (maybe?!)...

I’m giving this 4 as I wait for “our newest update” to change it all up again,lol. Just when you get comfy with the “unlimited cloud storage” & you get all your stuff settled where you like it... AND THEN... “Hi, Just letting you know that there’s been a change in policy that takes effect next update so...” Then you’re scrambling to save your memories before digital annihilation occurs (or you’ve purchased additional space) so it gets 4*’s (& I teetered on 3, LoL) because even though it’s a little contradictory at times (offers up quotes of praise for saving people from extra expenses, keeping your device clear of clutter where bugs love to hide{!} & eliminating the need for many (many!) passwords... but then you get the daily “suggestion” to use “auto->XP”! for backup & whatnot which kinda has the opposite impact on your device..., it is a great App for pictures and the sharing of but... I dunno!?! I’m leery that an update won’t clear up room or something like that?! Things change on a regular basis with these Apps & where one’s great for storage it’s lacking in cool editing tools but it’s free so 🤷🏻‍♀️ (right?!?), LoL! I guess for now it’s fine but my review is as subject to change as the App is. Who knows, maybe a taste of one’s own medicine for a bit would put an end to the potential “fluxing of policy” where updates & the future of storage space &/or fun editing stuff) is concerned.

- Stores my photos as long as they are not 4K

It’s a bit confusing but what they are storing for me is pretty adequate for my needs. It would be nice to know I was storing the original quality but I don’t need another monthly bill besides Google Drive. It’s awesome the way they rotate some of the photos for you or give you that option. I wish they would do more in terms of the facial recognition so that you can correctly date some of your photographs were the dates were stripped in the uploading process which for me was a bit of a hellish experience because it crashed while uploading. I got past all that and everything I own is in my Google library I just don’t have them sorted properly. I’m hoping this will be done automatically in the future using the facial recognition technology otherwise I have to spend years fixing my library. Another suggestion would be if they would show you your duplicates which are close to exact duplicates so that you can delete them on your own. Sometimes it appears to be refusing duplicates but it’s hard to tell exactly what Google is doing behind the scenes occasionally I’ll see a duplicate missing other times I find odd photos in my trash. It would be nice to know exactly what’s happening with them folders. Those are all my suggestions and why I don’t have five stars I appreciate the free storage in the meantime hoping I won’t have to go with higher quality photos in the future.

- Photos and videos

Google, I love 💕 your service, I love everything about Google, photos, videos maps, your customer service helped me fix my pc just a little bit ago, and I took a video of the wonderful job as the result of your help, my son gets Norton I don’t, a little while later that day which was only 2 days fixed and finished, I was in heaven I been sick 14yrs , I turned on my pc and Norton was in there rearranging everything and my Google drive where I kept everything important for years was deleting, I lost my mind it’s been a week or so and I hate them everything is different and my Google drive, 😭😭😭😭😭😭 well I’ve been able to send everything from my phone to the pc and print documents pictures and now when I click on a picture it shows up on my right of the screen really small and I can’t print I can’t do anything and now I’m sick with Covid, I’m going to be 63 and I’m not well anyway, and that achievement you guys helped me with , I never knew how to really use a computer and in no time you made me very very happy 😊 and they took it away in a few minutes, I’m too sick to talk to them I feel like I’m getting hit in the head with a hammer , I miss the happy hour, that’s what it feels like, all that work, I’m sorry I’ll be quiet

- Best app ever!

This app is amazing! Much better than the original Photo app in many ways. (Not trying to criticize the app, it’s pretty neat too, just stating my opinion) Although all you can do is look at and edit your photos, I still have so many ways how this particular app is really cool too. 1, there are really cool editing options! You can make really cool collages, interesting animations, amazing color pops, splendid cinematic photos, and terrific movies! 2, there are really cool features! It organizes your photos into different things, (Birthdays, Weddings, etc.), you can share everything you create (And by everything, I mean literally EVERYTHING you create on that bad boy) and so many other really cool things! I could spend hours on that app, it’s so cool! 3, Google Photos actually edits your photos into better ones! Here’s an example: I took a picture at a beach and it looked really nice. When I looked at the photo again on Google Photos I realized the app had turned it into a mind blowing photo! It looked like a painting! So to sum this review up, I just want you to know and understand that Google Photos is the most amazing app I have ever seen! So what are you waiting for? Stop sitting on your fannie and download Google Photos today! Like NOW!!

- Going from iphone to Google Photos

So far I’m impressed! It was very easy to start but then it totally slowed down which is ok because I had allot of pictures. However, the problem was, that i couldn’t find out why or if i was supposed to use my phone or stay off of it? I started the process at a time where I shouldn’t need my phone just in case but I not knowing what to expect was daunting because I was so excited at how quickly i could see all of my pictures in the app even tho im very limited on space on my phone. I was thinking wow this app is amazing! But i didn’t know if my photos were safe or not and it said processing but didn’t show any physical sign that i could see as to how many pictures were safe and how many to go. But just looking around in the app I’m excited because it looks easy and their are lots of options! I also got the feeling I was in a safe environment with Google. I hope that’s true because there are a lot of neg reviews for Google and I’ve always kept my gmail because it’s always been awesome. I’m ok with my iphone stuff but I still love Samsung!! If the iphone wasn’t a gift I would totally still be using Samsung. I’ve had my iphone 4 yrs now and i haven’t really seen much advantage to having it! Cant wait until all my photos are secure in Google photos!

- Like a virus on my phone

I hate google photos. I was really excited to try it. I backed up all my photos from my phone to Google photos. Unfortunately I couldn’t scroll through my photos to see any of them. There’s apparently a glitch where when scrolling through photos the app forces you to scroll all the way back to the top so you can’t ever look through your photos. This continued even after I upgraded my phone and deleted and re installed the app. Nothing fixed it. Finally, I decided to take all my photos from google photos back on to my phone so I can upload them to iCloud instead. Of course when you try to do that often you don’t even get the option to even save photos to your device/phone! And when this happens you have to restart the app. And then when you finally do download images from google photos to your phone in the slowest way possible so the app doesn’t crash the photos are out of order and a complete disorganized mess of photos. Oh, and I’m now trying to delete photos from google photos and it is also deleting those photos from my iCloud even though I disabled syncing. So I’m STILL trying to figure out how to delete photos from google photos (and be done with google photos altogether). I’ve never even written a review for an app in my life but this app is terribly painful to use and even more painful to break up with. I regret ever using google photos. Hours of my life wasted trying to recover my own photos. Useless.

- Hands down best app for keeping & sharing life's most memorable moments

Hands down, The best app for safe-keeping & family sharing of life's most memorable moments. Super easy to navigate all of the features like saving the all of the important details, like location, time & date, and captions of photos to share with others. As a busy, single mom of 2, this app is a lifesaver for me. I can share my children's milestones with family & friends with such ease so no matter how near or far they are, they can watch my babies as they grow. I have a closet full of craft & scrap book supplies that I have picked up here and there but with juggling my career and my 2 little girls, I feel I never get the chance to actually sit down, go through the pictures & videos, take a stroll down memory lane and bring all of my amazing Pinterest crafts to life. Google Photos has simplified the overwhelming fear of feeling like there's so many important details that I won't remember while scrapbooking my 2 girls. It simplified the task of going through and sorting my pics & videos I've backed up over the years and it's helped me to be able to organize and group memorable moments from their birth so that I can start to put these special books of their most memorable moments together.

- Great app until.... $$$$$$

This app is amazing, I’ve lost important photos before when I’ve updated my phone a couple of years ago, then I found google photos that constantly keeps all your photos and videos in the cloud so you never have to worry about loosing them again! This app is a game changer compared to iCloud that has just a tiny amount of space, and you need to purchase more space to adding photos, and that was the best part about google photos, it was free. And as a student with student loans I don’t have a lot of extra money to spend it on extra cloud space, especially when the money could go towards food or actual space in the real world like my rent. But I’ve gotten the news that google will now be charging for more space, and I’m absolutely devastated I’m using this service as of now, ( while it’s still free), but I can’t guarantee that I’m going to keep using it once I need to purchase more space, like what’s making me purchase google photo space, when if I was gonna purchase more space I could buy Icloud space, and have it be way more convenient and without all the extra steps of uploading my photos then deleting them off my phone and opening another app on top of my Apple photos? It’s just not practical and I’m very sad that I’ll most likely have to move from google photos once I run out of space. Rip free google photos, you will be greatly missed.

- No flexibility

Google photos is an all or nothing app. Either it backs up all your photos, every single one, or none at all. Sometimes I use a screen shot as a quick reference for a few minutes then delete it from my phone, but then it’s still in the google account. It’s extremely frustrating to go back delete them from google, especially because that too is difficult to do. There’s no easy way to scroll through and delete quickly. You either have to view them from a small thumbnail and hope you’re not deleting something important or take a long time looking at each one and having to click multiple times to delete 1 photo. I am trying to free up space on my phone so deleting photos is supposed to be the easy choice since I have them backed up to google. However it either gives me option to delete ALL of the photos off my phone or none at all. There are still plenty of pictures I would like to keep sorted in the folders I created on my phone for quick reference. I’ve heard the argument “well they’re still on your phone you just have to open google photos instead of your regular photos.” This is of no use if you are somewhere with spotty or no internet connection. The app is not user friendly, the interface is not clean, and the way it sorts photos is of no real use to me. There should be extensive settings where I can toggle on and off different combinations of options.

- Major Issues!!!

June 20, 2022 - Below issues aren’t still unfixed and how come there is no Face ID/password option for this app? Apple iOS 16 will have a feature like this coming this September but I assumed Google would have done this years ago. The Google Drive app has this feature so why no Google Photos… August 09, 2021 - Why can’t you edit photos using erase like other apps (Meitu, Photo ReTouch, etc)? I hate taking a photo and wanting to erase a weird blue dot (common in iPhone photos) and I can’t so I need to use another app to correct it. January 03, 2020 - When I save a photo or video from a website, text message, etc the Google Photos app will unload the photo under the date that shows in photo’s metadata! This is horrible because when I save a photo and open the Google Photos app I expect to see the photo at the very top since that is the most recent photo saved but no... I have to search for the photo! I saved a photo that was taken two years ago per its “metadata” so the Google Photos app saved it based off that date and not the date I saved it too my phone (today). I had to search through 2 years of photos and videos in the app just to find that photo. This is extremely user unfriendly. Please allow users to either have photos and videos save by the date it was save/downloaded. I can’t believe this is even an issue in 2020 because every other media app does this correctly. Please update, thank you.

- Love

Love having all of my pictures in one places for the most part. I also love how smart it is and how the program can go through and recognize faces and group them together, if you name certain individuals. I’ve seen it work on pictures as young as baby photos to older pictures. Now that’s impressive! If it isn’t sure if this person “A” is the same as “B”, then it will ask, “Is ‘A’ the same person as ‘B’ or different? You choose and it moves on to the next picture. Very simple, yet effective. You can go through and label each person in each picture, even the blurring ones, so as to be sure that you remember everything. You can even edit and make changes to the picture once it has been added to Google Photos. Anytime you need the picture, all you have to do is to share it or save it on your device again to reuse. 💜❤️💞 It is truly magnificent! Oh, and the automatic lifelike pics that it makes for you are awesome. You can make little photo album with pictures that you choose or allow the app to do it for you, or just switch one or two pics out here and there. You can print from the app and add a frame. I could just go on and on. Love this app! 🥰

- Secure backup for free

I love using google photos, and if you have the background app refresh on, it automatically keeps all your photos on the cloud. If not, just open it every few days or so and it will back them up when it’s open. It has helpful tips and touchups, but asks before making any changes (I almost always prefer the touchups to the original!) I take photos of lists and receipts, things I tend to only need for a few hours, and this app has a very helpful function that asks if I still need these types of photos and will gather them up for me to pick any to remove or keep. It also has an optional facial recognition feature - not for everyone, but I love it! It is easy to search for people and even pets! It may not be my most frequently used app, but it might just be my favorite. Today it asked if I’d like to clear space on my phone (yes, of course) and told me I had over 5k photos that had been backed up and were older, then with the press of a button sent them to my deleted folder in the photos app and told me how to permanently remove them from there. I’m upgrading my phone in a few days so that was super helpful, now the transfer will be quicker!

- Google Photos is the only way to go!

It’s the only way to go, if ya ask me! I know, ya ain’t asking, right? Okay, well that’s just fine, because I’m just-a-tellin! What I’m telling is that I love this App, because of so many things I won’t be able to list em all! Totally impossible! But I can share a few reasons why I love it so much! One is because of the option of assistant! When you choose this it gives you an option to save or dismiss the Apps, altered & filtered or maybe, brightened & cropped, or maybe, actually I can keep going but you get the Jist of what I’m sayin, right? You won’t believe the things assistant can do to your pics to make them look better or make them look like a work of art! You just won’t believe your eyes, or that you even took the pic in the first place once you see what all it can and will do! Lol woo-wee! I love this so much! Don’t waste your time with any other App out there claiming to do this or that! This one doesn’t have to claim anything, just open it up and Vola! Lol Art, Beauty, Imagination & I can keep going..... you already know! I’m going to stop here and let you see for yourself! The App speaks for itself! Plus I’ve spoken way to much as it is! Jeesh! Lol Y’all will have a blast and enjoy! I know y’all will! Lol Chow!

- Google Photos is the greatest!!!

Google Photos is and has been the answer to my photo storage needs. I have told my family, my friends and my business colleagues about Google Photos and it’s benefits, like editing, and sharing, and the photo assistant just to mention a few. I have become a fan of many if not most of the other Google apps. I could go on but Google is doing such a great Historic service with the apps like Google Photos. I am sold and I will follow, use and support Google in what ever endeavors it pursues. Keep up the good work and keep the tweaks and improvements coming. History will remember and identify Google’s contribution to preserving History including social and political trends, including those that are outside the political or social mainstream. History is important and Google has the ability to remember and follow the trends, even if at the moment they seem unacceptable. I do not support the wholesale removal of posts that are considered political or that are deemed to be outside the mainstream such as with food like saturated fat being good or bad or one diet being healthier than another or the use of certain products like medications or vitamins.

- Be careful what you upload and store!!

Although I love the unlimited storage and ease of album making, sharing, and management there are freaky unexplained things that happen to photos you know were in your collection but suddenly are no where to be found! I mean no where, not in the trash, archive, or backup places that you set any where. Case in point, I took a picture of the back and front of my business Credit card so that I could refer to my account numbers when I needed to while it was in the possession of an employee. I did so many times. When I looked for it today it had just vanished! I was not in the trash, archive, or back up places and I had not done anything with it since I last checked it. I don’t know if I was hacked, Google automatically removes such things, or maybe Google pulled for their own uses as per the Usage agreement we all sign without reading. That was not the first time something mysteriously disappeared from my photo collection yet is was the most vital. You will see that things tend to disappear for no reason and you will think you are going crazy and all Google will say is, “Check your archive, trash, and back up settings.” All these suggestions are no help when something totally disappears for no reason. BEWARE!!!

- Ok for folks that take social photos

First, most of my computers are Apple, and I take a lot of photos with my iPhone. This Google app/ system is ok for users that want to take snapshots to post on social media. As an Engineer and technical craftsman, I can’t discern if there is any way to use it for these purposes. My requirements are for technical photographs showing processes and assemblies mainly to send to publishers (and to publish on-line) illustrations for engineering uses. From what I can determine, is’s not too good for that, although I have never purchased a “For Dummies” book and learned the full capabilities of Google Photos. However, I vastly prefer it over the Apple Photo program that takes control of all content, holds them hostage, and deletes them if you don’t want to play by their rules and pay their fees. I actually purchased a Windows-10 laptop for my phone and camera downloads rather than struggle trying to convert and download my pictures to something a user completely “Apple” can use. I do store my social photos ( family, weddings, and vacations, etc.) on Google Photos, simply because they separate them by date and Google doesn’t mess with them further. And, you can download photos to a thumb drive and take them to a corner drugstore photo printer and gets prints for Granny, something impossible with anything Apple.

- This app is a parasite

PLEASE make it obvious how to prevent Google Photos from accessing your iCloud photos. It is a parasite that is adding all of my photos to my Drive storage even though I don’t use it and deleted it a long time ago. I don’t want the storage on my phone taken up on my Google Drive as well. It means I only have 2 GB that can be used for Slides, Docs, and files, since you get 15 for free. This is a much bigger problem than it should be, since I CANNOT get Google Photos to stop syncing my iPhone photos to my Drive. It is literally preventing me from creating Slides and Docs since it’s taking up 13 GB from my phone and taxing that on my Drive as well. I turned syncing off and deleted the app again yet it is still saying that Google Photos is taking up 13 GB of my 15 GB storage on my Drive. I can’t just remove all of my photos on there because it would then delete the photo I have on my iPhone. This is even more infuriating since I don’t even use Google Photos. I deleted it a long time ago and then I go to edit a Google Slide and it says that i can’t because my storage is full. All taken up by an app I don’t even use, and something that should only take up iCloud storage, NOT Google Drive. It is using my iPhone photos to prevent me from using Slides and Docs. This is terrible. I’ll delete my review if this is resolved.

- I like it, BUT...

I like Google Photos, but I wish their was an option under the "EDIT" tab, where I could add text or be able to write on the actual photo and be able to pick different colors, fonts, size of fonts and also underline, bold or put the text in italics. Also, my email is also linked to my son's phone, since I don't want to set him up with his own email account, until he gets a little bit older, that means that the Google Photo app is also linked to his phone, since he takes photos too. It would be nice to have an option to put a password protection on the albums that photos of each person is under. For example, if the album is labeled "ME", I wouldn't want him clicking on the tab and see photos of his mother that he shouldn't be looking at and scar him for life. Lol! Also, it would even come in handy when parents let their children play on their phone and they stumble upon photos that their parents didn't want them to see. Since my son also takes photos, one other idea that I had would be that anytime he takes photos and Google Photos downloads them, that the photos would be categorized by the device it was downloaded from, but you would still be able to organize the photos into albums later. Thank you!

- Worst app ever

I wanted to load on the photos on my phone so I could free up space, but the limit on what’s free is really small and the space is shared with your email so it started to tell me that my email was full and I wasn’t gonna receive emails anymore. Obviously that’s the dumbest thing ever so I bought a 2 TB hard drive and decided to store my extra photos that way, because the concept of paying for space in the “cloud” is honestly ridiculous imo. But the reason that I even am taking the time to write this review is because when I then went to delete the photos from google photos it didn’t give me the option to do so without also deleting them from my phone. So as far as I’m aware there permanently on Google and if I want to delete them off of Google I also delete them from my phone. There may be a way around the but I didn’t do too much digging. Also it divides all the photos by day so if you want to highlight all of your photos to delete a big chunk at a time you can’t. There’s so many things that are just so painfully dumb about this app that I had to write this review which isn’t something that I normally do. But unless you love manually deleting emails 100 at a time (there were 12,000 in my inbox) and having Google photos permanently linked to your Apple photos, or you just absolutely love paying for storage don’t waste your time and energy.

- 10/10 Recommend!

i got this app as a way to store photos and make albums, and it has not let me down. i can finally clear up space on my phone for other things while having all my photos in an easily accessible app. it’s very user-friendly. i love how it has gave recognition and makes mini albums for each person! also, you can make your own albums and share them by simply copying a link. google photos is linked to your gmail so you can access pictures and videos anywhere you’re signed in! another benefit is with imessage. you can easily attach photos that are not on your device just by clicking the google photos icon and selecting your images. another amazing feature is that the app recognizes pictures with a lot of writing. when syncing your camera roll to google photos, the app takes the pictures with writing/typing (like a report for school, old notes, etc.) and gives you an option to clear them from your phone, as you probably don’t need them anymore and they’re classified as junk. google photos is an amazing app. it gives you options to create new albums, prints, movies, collages, and animations. this app is a must-have!

- Wish All Assistants Were This Good!

I have really enjoyed Google photos, especially for the assistant feature. Every now and then I’ll get a notification that the assistant has created a little movie or collage from pictures I took 2, 3, even 5 years ago. It’s great because it usually creates something that you’d like to have but you just never get around to making. Seeing old pictures of a trip with family and friends, the family pet doing something quirky, or being reminded of a special occasion can make your day. Candidly, I’m not a huge fan of the fact that Google has become this massive company with their hands in everything, but for utility apps like this there just aren’t many companies out there who have the time, money and imaginative software developers to create an app like this that actually makes it on to the App Store. For that reason I commend them. Now, if I could just figure out how to block every single move I make and web page I visit from them, I might just stop getting harassed by advertisements for things that I just searched for an hour ago on a completely different device connected to a completely different network!

- love it

this app is a LIFESAVER when it comes to phone storage. seriously. i chose to pay for original quality photos but even the free version has unlimited photos at a very good quality. the ONLY things i dislike: the actual photo grid is so uneven and eclectic, as opposed to Apple’s photo app which is always evenly spaced and easy to scroll through. i feel like on Google photos, they’re always enlarging some images bigger than others and the scrolling is not even and smooth. i begin to scroll and then suddenly it jumps down to two months ago. then i have to slooowly scroll back up and try and pinpoint the image i was looking for. it’s incredibly annoying. there’s also no option to control how many photos are displayed at once. i have thousands and thousands of photos, so often times on Apple’s photo app i’ll change my settings to allow four or five photos in one row at a time, which enables me to see more photos at once and find a specific image (needle in a haystack type deal) faster. on Google photos, you have the random enlarged images AND there’s only three in a row and no way to change it. it makes navigating my photos difficult. but for FREE?! can i really complain? i’m so grateful someone made this app!

- Finally! Google, helping to create peace of mind when I run out of storage for my photos!

This is the app I’ve been searching for! When I bought my iPhone 8 Plus, I purchased it in such a hurry that I forgot to tell the sales associate I wanted the highest storage iPhone. It was fine for the time being but, I needed to have a backup plan whenever I do happen to run low on storage space. I’ve been stuck with limited to no space available on my phone just a few months after purchasing it. I thought about possibly paying an online company like Box to backup my iPhone but trust is a big issue for me and I couldn’t get myself to take the next step in subscribing to some online account I barely knew. With Google Photos, I can now have peace of mind that my photos and videos will always be in one place safe and sound! Nothing bums me out more than to be at a concert and get a message pop-up during a video recording that I am running out of storage space. Now I don’t have to worry! I also really appreciate how Google Photos makes it easy to use and recommends albums and animations to save specific memories and moments! Best app ever! Totally worth the wait! :)

- Hate this stupid app

I’ve used google photos for 4 years now. Little did I know that this was a mistake! All of my photos have been backed up and saved to google photos over the years- and apparently this supposed storage app was actually a black hole. I am now out of storage space, and because of it, my phone practically doesn’t work anymore! It’s been the biggest mess! It’s keeping me from sending messages, receiving mail, taking photos, sending and receiving calls, and just generally using my phone! In an effort to fix this, I purchased a photo drive usb type thing to download all of my photos onto. Little did I realize that it only downloaded from a normal photos app, not google photos. So now I had my work cut out for me. I started off by trying to transfer all of my google photos pictures back to my normal photos app, and was very frustrated to find that the only way to do this was to go one at a time through every single photo. I gave up after about 200+ transfers. So I scoured the web searching for possible solutions. In the end I keep coming to the same conclusion. I either have to change all of my saved photos and videos to a lower resolution, or I have to pay money every month for more storage. I feel really stinking frustrated. I don’t know what to do. If anyone knows a solution I would really appreciate it, thanks!!!

- ❤️❤️❤️

I love this app! It it fun, easy to navigate. It is free. And it freed up tons of space on my old iPad. I now have a new iPad, with max memory, so storage not an issue for me now. Maybe it is my lack of technological knowledge, but I wish there was a way to access photos from other apps. Like to set profile pics in contacts list. Or to be able to post in multiples on Instagram. Otherwise, I absolutely love Google Photos! UPDATE: I still love the app. BUT…it has repeatedly downloaded hundreds of photos. So I have have hundreds of multiples of the same photos. This was annoying before they changed the conditions of the app and limiting number of free photos. But now it could lead to running out of free space. I really wish they would include some kind of duplicate finder in order to eliminate duplicate photos. I am 66 years old. I do not have enough time left in my life to manually go through all the photos myself to do this. They caused this proglem. They should provide a fix for it! UPDATE AGAIN: Hey Google Photos! Stop repeatedly downloading the same photos. At my age, I don’t want to waste time deleting the same photos downloaded by you repeatedly. Seriously, how difficult can this be???

- Hey

I don’t know what I have ever done to deserve this but I don’t feel like it’s correct bc I’ve always tried to be kind and good to those around me. I want to find my true love. I have tried so hard to teach myself patience in chaos, generosity for those in need and faith in our creator. My journey has been long, tragic and at times down right impossible but I still push thru because I know I have a purpose in this life. Whether that be to pick up a stranger walking down the interstate, help someone who is having a rough day by listening to them talk or just being somewhere at the right time to effect a small task so greater things can happen, I believe! I believe that God has always walked right beside me and I am so proud of what he has helped me to become. I am strong! I am able to face my fears! I am able to show generosity to those who don’t necessarily know they need it and definitely don’t think they deserve it. It’s very hard at times and occasionally I fall and scrape my shin but I get back up. There is so much bad in the world, putting good back into it can only improve this world and the beautiful hurting souls that inhabit it.

- Excellent for photos, Videos are a STRUGGLE

I am upgrading my iPad and have a library of photos and videos on the iPad and synced with iCloud. Download the Google Photos app and give it permission to access your pictures and it takes over. Could not be easier. Be sure to manage your iCloud upload capabilities on your device first and decouple the device from iCloud. This is relevant, I believe, because it has taken a week to synch up ~300 videos from the iPad to Google Photos and in the meantime new pics (from all apple devises sharing the same Apple ID) get shared around to each other making the Google Photos install a bit less straightforward. This is the second Saturday I have been working on this and am now down to roughly 30 videos to get over to Google Photos. Almost done! Bugs I have encountered are minimal, but the count of pics/videos to transfer over is not a reliable number and the "upload in background" setting is not available to me so the app runs in the foreground. I had to upgrade storage size at Google -- for a fee -- because I wanted to keep original resolution and now I am curios about how Google Drive may be useful but don't know if Google Drive and Google Photos "play nice" with one another.

- Easy storage, fun features

Google Photos is so easy to use! There are so many settings that you can decide on, like whether or not you want photos to automatically be backed up or wait until you are on Wi-Fi. Then, you can have the app on your phone so that you can easily delete the pictures on your phone storage and always see the pictures in the Google Photos app. I personally have turned off photo back up on iPhone, and just use Google Photos. You can access Google Photos from a PC too. And while you’re taking pictures and videos while going to events, Google Photos will make creative designs in the background. So it will give you memories and reminders of what you were doing this day last year or three years ago. And then sometimes it’ll create a movie or animation from the pictures and videos that you’ve taken. It gives you the option to save those or share them if you’d like. And, if it sees that you are using your phone storage when it has already backed up those particular photos, it will make suggestions on groups of photos you can delete/archive from your phone’s memory. Good job Google, as usual 🙂

- I love google photos

This app really is both a major convenience, and a lifesaver. Whether you’re trying to combat the possibility that your phone might break and you want to salvage all of your photos, or an easy place to store and organize ALL of your photos, or just a way to save local space on your device, Google Photos is the perfect service for the job. I've taken thousands of photos as well and have still not needed to purchase any of the (cheap) extra storage offered by Google. The personalized photo recommendations, and suggested stylized photos are very well done, as well as the automatic grouping of albums by location (which you can turn off if you’d like your location of photos to remain unknown) , and ability to easily order photo books and photo prints in app. I can attest to the photo books looking good as well, as I have ordered one in the past. Can’t speak to the quality of the prints though, although I’m sure they're of a similar degree of quality. All in all, I have no complaints about Google Photos, and multiple praises of it. The fact that my honest review reads as an advertisement probably says a lot lol. Great app.

- Yes it rad! It’s better than face book for family photos and being able for all to use

It better than face book for family and the picture s are quality, I feel google is taking over the world but in a good way, I like the assistant and the effects I even like how they lay things out so I can explore and get better at my use of the systems. I use this and recommend it to everyone, yes I know it also tracking more and faster better with maps high pictures and how I use the google search, but I do admit google make so far everything better but ,invasive but so ar3 people This will make a market for phones cameras and other things we use may closed loop system for privacy, cloud for convenience, and we will see a market for towers and old laptops etc I think it’s cool, people need to learn and study it more so they understand what its purpose is and what it can do as in google ai photos computers tech, it amazing I just hope we do well with it and use it for all and communicate better and remember we need to collaborate with each other to make great photos like we have. It only invasive if the energy is negative . Thank you google 😊😉😎

- I love it BUT ...

I absolutely love Google Photos! I haven’t had a problem with anything until recently. I’ve never used another cloud service except Google that I knew about until I discovered one day after my phone was stolen that was not the case. I got a newer Samsung phone a couple years ago and when setting the phone up I logged into everything from google, Samsung, Microsoft.. whatever.. anyways every now and then I’d get on my google account and back up whatever data created since the last time and I’m almost positive that meant contacts and photos as well. Well after my phone was stolen and I tried accessing some of the things I was looking for like photos and contacts and to my surprise NOTHING was there from the Samsung phone! Honestly, this is a little bit of my fault as well for a lack of knowledge.. i thankfully found the photos I was SOOO happy to have found in the one drive app. Not sure how my photos got sent to that cloud instead of google but it’s definitely something I’m aware of now and will pay attention to. Other than that little scare .. I’m grateful for this app.

- Easy to organize but not to print or save

Very easy to take photos and put into albums. Used to put into folders but then only one picture per folder. With albums the same picture can be put into several albums! I only gave 3 stars bc I cannot print from google photos directly. I still haven’t figured it out! Google photos no longer puts photos into google drive AND google photos when taken as it once did I was told. I want the double back up. I cannot figure out how to remove Microsoft photos (where some, not all, pictures go) (the app that comes w iPhones). My goal is to have the ability on PC to get to google photos not Microsoft photos. Cannot find google photos in file explorer. Any help would be EXTREMELY Appreciated! I have been searching and trying for months. Thank you. Would like to have google photos in file explorer. I also would like to know how to put email pictures into google photos. I can download but then what? I can’t just click on download and hold the picture and move to google photos, only Microsoft photos. Why is this the same review? This would skew the results of the survey/review. Shame on you google photos!

- Can’t get rid of unneeded photos even though there’s a delete option, not organized, uses my storage

I admit it’s good for keeping photos backed up but I have another issue. There is a delete option for pictures and videos. I’m able to delete them, go into my trash, and delete forever but when I close the app and go back in, they’re all back. I’ve restarted my phone, made sure the app was updated, look up it up and couldn’t find anything. Pretty much everything I could do, I did. Point is, I’m in desperate need of storage and deleting thousands of really, unneeded photos is probably the best way to go. I don’t have many apps, just a lot of photos. My photos automatically back up so I don’t have a chance to go through them before they’re saved to my email. The app isn’t organized and nor are my photos. I go in to find photos that I may need and can’t find them. I’m sitting for hours before I find anything. I take lots of photos. I do a lot of photography and am one of those people who loves taking photos instead of living in the moment. I’m contemplating on just deleting the app and going on to use something else. Plus, it’s really buggy and slow. It’s constantly asking to “make space” and delete the pictures in my photo library. When I say no, it just keeps popping up every 5 to 10 minutes. Apple users, honestly just use photo stream. It’s a waste.

- Ehhhhh......read before you download

Okay, so original when I downloaded this I was really excited because I have a LOT of photos and thought this would be good. My family said it’s a really good app and I should definitely download it. It’s started of good and then....ehhhh... it just got really bad. So it backed up everything which was good, but it literally took all of my storage. I was not able to receive emails, write emails, take photos or download apps or make documents in google drive. That was bad... I couldn’t do anything because once you have the app, you can’t really get rid of it. You delete it, it deletes ALL of your photos. Eventually, I figured out how to kinda fix it, but I could no longer go into the app. I have no idea if this is just me because the rest of my family had no trouble with this but I had much more photos then them. Idk, take what you want from this but other than that its a pretty good app. You can share albums with friends and family and it does back it up. Good and bad, but take my experience and download with percussion. Have a good rest of your day!😀👍

- such a helpful and amazing app

google photos is absolutely amazing. since i downloaded the app a few years back, it’s saved my life numerous times. i have very low storage on my phone and so I can’t have so many pictures in my apple photos app, but thanks to google photos, I can take as many pics as I want (and trust me I take a ton!) and then back them up to the app, and it will transport the uploaded pics to recently deleted. I don’t have to go through all my pics and see which ones were uploaded, google does it for me and it’s very efficient and easy. i definitely recommend getting this app if you take a lot of pics like me and have low storage. or even if you don’t have low storage, google photos stores your pics for you so if you don’t want all your pics in your phone’s photos app, you should definitely get this app. super helpful and really amazing. separates pics for you into location, and video, and you can make photo albums and collages. you can also sort people by face which is incredibly incredibly useful. all in all, this app is just a lifesaver and if you know me, you always hear me advertise for it.

- Best thing for my cloud storage

I can’t image I can live without Google Photos for I moved all my photo storage to it. If it’s gone so are my photos! Not only it is free with unlimited space, but also it is so user friendly. I love the way an album is created, pics can be dragged into it or added anytime, before or after it's made. I love it's powerful search function and face recognition which can track same person all the way to his life time. I love it's in-app-photo-scanner which has so many uses. I love it’s movie, animation, slides maker which give your ordinary pics a life instantly.I have so much fun playing around the app with my pics, video clips. It saves me so much money from not paying storage devices/services. It saves me so much time by using auto uploading and sync across devices. My photos are with me whenever I go. Uploading pics is super fast and reliable. Mostly it gives me a peace of mind knowing it’s here for safe storage needs which is priceless. I am so eternally grateful to have priceless gift among other things from Google. Thank you Google Photos for making the world better place for us people to remember!

- It was great up until the recent update.

I currently have an iPhone XR and I take pictures with it everyday. I use google photos to save all my photos about twice a week. It worked perfectly fine. I have thousandsssss of photos and videos online and Google Photos worked for me for over 1 year. It worked perfectly fine. Now my videos won’t upload. I’ve tried changing the setting on my camera to lower settings for storage. I thought that maybe the files were to large. But after countless to testing none of my videos have uploaded. I’ve even tried screen recordings and Live Photo’s. They don’t upload either. So then I thought it was my WiFi connection. It might be slow or something. So I tried it in my school campus’s WiFi which is really fast. I’ve tested it up to speed over 1 gb a sec. didn’t work. I’ve tried it with my LTE full bars unlimited thanks to Verizon and still nothing. I’ve tried my WiFi at home and disconnected every device from the WiFi and left my phone to upload for 2 hours. I then came back and nothing. My phone has 92 gb of video alone and a ton of photos. Idk what to do. This app WAS amazing and I promise you all it worked for me hundreds of times before but this update ruined it for me. I hope it’s a glitch or something and they fix it soon. I’m begging you guys google 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

- Great app

Google photos is terrific and they have certainly outdone Apple in the Photos app department. Sad that Apple can’t even make a better photos app than Google for their own devices. Google Photos has Apple Photos beaten in so many ways: 1) Google Photos shows camera info and even lets you edit the time of a photo. 2) Google Photos allows you to add descriptions to Photos. 3) Google Photos actually organizes your photos chronologically. Apple says they do in the Photos tab, but they don’t. They organize first by location than chronologically. It’s ugly. 4) Google Photos gives you a speed scroll up and down. 5) Google Photos allows for multi line album names. 6) Google Photos offers free photo storage (full resolution for Pixel owners) and (high resolution to everyone else). 7) Google Photos offers much nicer filters. 8) Google Photos has much better smart organization for their people, places and things Albums. Google Photos is everything that Apple Photos isn’t. It still isn’t perfect, but at least it respects that people can think for themselves and offers many features that Apple Photos should, but doesn’t.

- Amazing

I take a lot of pictures with my phone and with my SLR. I have a large extended family and lots of grandkids. I have 200,000 ++ digital photos dating back to my first digital camera in 2001. I have digital scans of old 35mm slides. All this has been sitting on my hard drive doing no one any good. I have uploaded each folder of photos on my hard drive onto GF. Each folder on my PC has become an album on GF. This resulted in the creation of hundreds of albums in GF. Once in GF, I then share each album with the appropriate people for that particular album. Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) is scary good. The facial recognition is awesome. It is able to recognize my brother at age 75 all the way down to age 8...automatically! Below age 8 GF needs my help sometimes. So finding all the photos of uncle Harry is a snap. Now all my kids have all the photos related to them on all their devices. All searchable by person, date, location, setting (beach, mountains, etc). They love it. I love it. All unlimited and free. I still keep my SLR RAW files on my PC, but I have now made all my photos accessible to family and friends. Simply amazing.

- Issue with google photos

Hello I love google photos but I’m a little frustrated at the moment, I am suggesting an update with google photos and I am having an issue. When I go to into trash tab in google photos app there’s pictures and videos I never put in trash it’s just there automatically. I see ones that I actually did mean to put in trash but there’s ones that I never put in trash and when I try to restore all it goes back into trash ones that I never meant to put in trash. Also when I try to delete all in trash it goes back in there. This is frustrating because I know photos and videos stay in trash for 30 or 60 days. I believe and if photos and videos are in there that I never press delete for after those 30 days them all of them will delete automatically and permanently and I have some important photos and videos on the app that I can’t loose. It’s putting photos and videos in trash without me knowing, I don’t know if it’s a bug issue or not but I am suggesting that you guys come out with an update to fix this. It could be doing this to other people putting stuff in trash automatically without them knowing and after those 30 days they may loose everything bc it deleted permanently automatically.

- Best App/Program on the web!!!

I was always worried about eventually losing pictures and have no memories of my life when photography went all digital. However, Google Photos solved that problem and it’s really astounding what it does for you automatically. I have a DSLR camera, and I was also worried that I would have to always take pictures from the phone or transfer them to my laptop, but no not only does Google give you unlimited storage, it automatically stores all the photos nicely organized albums from any device you own. Next they are hard at work putting together albums or special effects etc., something that would take you hours to complete if you even knew how! Honestly, I could do without many programs and apps, but the two of my favorite apps, Google Photos and Google Play Music are making me want to consider going with all Google products,laptop,cell phone,chrome cast etc. I have an I phone and while Google Photos keeps up with those photos, the I phone only has photos from when I started using the phone. Google photos keeps them safe and secure! Unbelievable App!

- Can NOT go Back to Life Before Google Photos

Seriously guys, I would hate to think of going back to life without google photos! Google Photos is one of those apps that you had no idea you needed in your life, but once you do, you can never go back to how you was doing things before🤩🤩🤩 I love having one place that can have confidence in knowing my photos are easily accessible from anywhere. Plus, being able to share photos of my grandson with my daughter and vice versa in the moment is priceless. My husband and I are always in two different places, but we are always working on the same projects and Google Photos has been a huge help in us being able to share photos, ideas, etc. that keeps our projects moving forward. Lastly, although I could keep going, but since this is only a review, I am attempting to keep as brief as possible 😂 Back to lastly, the organization, tips, and ease of ordering is tremendously helpful! I am a huge Google Fan across the board, as many of the applications has just made everyday tasks so much simpler, so just giving a shout out and a big Thank You😀🙌👍

- Organizes your visual life impeccably with little to no work on your part!

Google photos does a very good job of backing up unlimited amounts of photos and videos for free. It doesn’t end there! Google photos does a great job of recognizing faces places and objects on demand. Another great feature about this app is the fact that one can go on a trip and within a day or two of returning, google photos has prepared a photo album that you can edit, caption, and add to based on the geo tag of each photo. As if all of that wasn’t enough, google photos allows you to edit your photos and videos within the app, save them, and then share a single photo/video or groups of them with friends or family via a web link. This gives you total control of what others see. The fact that google photos is secured with your Gmail address and password, means that you can login to view your photos practically anywhere you have an Internet connection. Best photo and video software I have ever used...in fact, everyone else is rushing to copy features already perfected here. Try it. You'll like it. Promise.

- Beyond brilliant

Google photos is probably the most useful app I have ever downloaded. Everything is easy and seamless. Being able to search people or animals by their faces is an amazing feature that I use often. I love that google photos creates albums, collages and movies on its own for me. Sharing photos is perfectly simple. I really like the archive feature, it’s relatively new. It allows you to put photos in a separate folder that you might not need such as screen shots or other photos you’d want to hide from your regular photos. Another feature I’ve been appreciative of lately is ‘rediscover this day,’ it allows you to see photos you took in this day during previous years. I love this app. I tell all my friends and family to download it. Nothing else even comes close to what it can do. If anything I’d make a couple suggestions although I’m satisfied with the app without them. 1 - make a secret archive folder that can only be accessed with a password. 2 - allow users to create a custom collage (put the photos in the place they want rather than the app organizing them for you)

- I love time is saves me in organizing my photos.

I have taken photographs all my life and have thousands of pictures. People often ask me for pictures of loved ones that are no longer with us or for special occasions like my Daughters sweet 16 birthday. On google I have all my cellphone pictures and special events. For birthdays I like to run a slide show of that person life. All I have to do is select that person and I have an album of every picture I have taken of them. I often need to search for an event but don’t remember what date it occurred. I do a quick search on google for people or places to find that event. I always have some cellphone pictures of the event where I can inspect that picture and get the information on when it was taken. I then search my computers hard drive for that file date to locate all my photos taken on that day. Future requests: My 35mm pictures are too many and large file sizes to upload all of them so I would love to be able to run googles face recognition on my computers hard drive and keep a low resolution copy of all my pictures in the cloud.

- Batch-Archive Only? How About Batch-Deleting?

Can’t beat the price, and the fact that they’ll hardly go out of business like PhotoBucket did — and my old photos with it. Now I would like Google Photos to give me the option to either batch-archive or batch-delete on the same screen when they remind me of the memes and document snapshots I have in storage. That’s the user-intuitive way. They want me to batch-archive so that’s what they offer, and I end up storing a lot of junk since I have both WhatsApp and GP set to sync with my phone storage app (I want to keep the photos my family sends, but with it come memes, viral videos etc). I don’t have the time at the end of the day to go through both storage apps deleting the junk. Another thing is they didn’t keep up to date with the news when they suggested an album to be titled “Trip USA-Canada” in Aug’21 just bc we took pictures in the American boat in Niagara Falls. Canada’s borders were closed to Americans due to the pandemic; and the only photos of Canada I had were taken from the boat looking up to the buildings right on the borders—by all measures a stretch to call it a Canada trip.

- Collages are easy; make them better

I'm preparing educational collages of many species of trees: full height, and closeups of leaves/needles, flowers/fruits or cones. Examples are larch, basswood, katsura. I choose the same 3 photos or 4 photos repeatedly in hopes of getting the specific arrangement I want. If there are 3 views, I want the full height of the tree to be the full height of the collage. Sometimes the app won't give me that. I wish I could see a set of diagrams. Suppose I select a diagram with 3 vacancies. I want you to label them first, second, third. The first photo I select goes in position #1, then #2, etc. If I want the biggest picture verticle on the left side, all I have to do is choose the right diagram, note the number in the tall box, and tap the tall tree when I get to that number. I think it's logical to name the biggest box #1. I'm not asking for ability to select the dimensions of the boxes; I like what you have now. I'm not asking for new diagrams; you already offer a full set with 2, 3, or 4 photos. If someone selects more than four photos, they should accept whatever arrangements the app currently offers. The permutations & combinations are too numerous.

- Features break over time + no support

I’ve used Google Photos since launch. It works fine at first but as the amount of metadata builds up, features start to break. First it was “sharing in progress; keep app open to finish” that would last for days at a time despite it appearing to complete immediately. Then one day it just stopped syncing edits, at all. Next it started failing to show new photos that had been downloaded locally and not yet uploaded. Around this time it also started uploading duplicates of things. At some point during all of this, assistant creations began failing to save. They would show up again every time I opened the app. Shortly after, it stopped showing new assistant suggestions and only the old “stuck” ones that I couldn’t clear or save. Somewhere along the way, it halved the number of photos it was tracking for backup from 3,000 to 1,500 without me deleting anything locally or freeing up space. Reinstalling the app fixes some but not all of these issues, and only for awhile. Buyer beware. You’ll get hooked by all the cool features and then it’ll start to fall over. Also, there is absolutely no support whatsoever, which is sad because I actually bought extra storage for the service. I’m a paying customer and there is literally no way to contact Google about any of my issues.

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- A bit of getting used to ......

Its a good way, great infact, to store your photos to relieve your ever expanding icloud storage problem. Whereas icloud virtually does everything for you once you have taken your shot, Google is a little more hands-on. Its not a bad thing, just most of us have become lazy and have to learn it all over. However, once you get used to moving your way around it you'll find plenty of support and a fairly common sensical approach. There is an assistant who is there to gather your photos into groups - as it sees it, and im not sure this is altogether necessary, im pretty sure most of us know who our friends & family members are - the assistant puts them all into fancy collages and albums etc. Im still fairly new and so far the only action im having a bit of trouble with is the great ability to write some info under each photo, we do forget things and it will be good to be able to read abit about what was happening etc, but so far, although ive written info under several photos, i havent yet been able to see it, well its not in the camera roll daily thingo, mabe in an album it can be viewed. Ill find out soon anyway. Altogether, better than icloud, in fact ive turned icoud drive off, it has a terrific editingtool, and then when you think you have it perfect Google asks you if you would mind if they did one last modification and boom - then it really IS perfect !! Great app.

- My new favourite app

My new favourite app. Really practical and convenient way to free up your iPhone storage and share pics with your loved ones. I have a photo album of my son that I share with his grandparents who live 3 hours away. They love how it keeps them up to date with what our family is doing. Only they can see the photos and they can add their own photos too. Google pics automatically organisers your photos into albums. You can also manually set it up so it recognisers people and places. We’ve set ours up to recognise when a picture has our dogs in it so it automatically loads into the dog album. I also love the assistance option that automatically fixes lighting in photos and creates videos and collages of your pics. It also reminders you each day of memories using pics from years prior. I love this app. Genuinely am telling others to use it.

- Why?

I seem to get a little #1 on the app icon everyday, as if to say I have a notification! But when I open the app there is no notification, seems google just want you to click on their app once a day for whatever reason??? If you open the app then immediately close it, it won’t hassle you again today, but tomorrow we go through it again. I try my best to support all google products only to find fault, on the 30 or so occasions I’ve had to deal with customer support with both a bug report and a FIX for them, half the time a patch is written that night with an update available the following morning, AWESOME!!! The other half of the time I felt 100% ignored. This 50% success rate of google actually listening to your legitimate complaint makes them the leaders of many industries, as most companies won’t change their product to suit you, they will give you a walk through on how to use their product but if you’re going to complain most companies will ignore you, not at Google! If your complaint sounds legitimate and can be fixed, Google will get straight onto it. This is a FIVE star product that only lets itself down by scamming you into clicking on it once a day by way of a fake notification that doesn’t exist when you get there. The reason for one star is, if you don’t get 5 you get 1, as I don’t read reviews rating 2, 3 or four stars & assume either do many people. That’s all folks ;)

- Almost perfect

I love this app, its easy to use and frees up valuable space on my iPhone. It’s amazing that we are given basically unlimited storage space, i was able to give up paying AU$10 a month for other cloud storage. My only complaint is how incredibly SLOW it is to upload your photo library initially. I had a little over 1000 pics on my phone and it’s been uploading almost constantly (I work from home so I can leave the app running day and night) and it’s been 4 days of uploading! I guess we can’t expect lightning fast speeds from a free program and once the initial upload is completed it should be quick and easy to keep on top of thereafter. I do have one request, I don’t like the idea of all my precious memories being in only ONE location. Imagine someone gets my password and just to be a jerk they delete all my pics! Could happen! So I bought a little 2TB external drive to make sure I have them stored somewhere else, it would be great if there was some way to easily copy the contents of my google photos account to the drive.

- iPad storage idea for google photos

So I don’t have mc h games bit could you add on this app that you can buy a iPad storage builder that what ever number you type in your storage on your iPad it’s self will have unlimited storage without deleting apps with this option people would be able to have a lot of storage that never gets full and allows free no full ups on the iPad storage if you make this happen tell everyone that some one who is me has saved everyone from deleting there favourite apps and photos please make this happen Also could you add a option called erase background for the photos so you can add stuff to them but you can choose to keep the background or get rid of it And add a option to like with the unlimited iPad storage option you can also add lots more apps and stuff but here’s the catch with this option everyone could easily get more games but hear me out an option to make photos 3d would be cool but you get to choose if you want to change them to 3d and change them back Also another option would be nice is a 360 built in camera that you can use in real life with your iPad or what ever you use like use it in real life or on a video now that would be cool If you can make this happen then we have nothing to lose

- Great App

I’ve had Google photos for some 3 years now and have no complaints! It stores all your photos unless you wish to delete them ... It also suggests steps to take if you are getting a bit full, for eg archive. It picks out photos that it thinks will be improved with a few tweaks and you can do this or just ignore it. You can run it the way you want or go with suggestions it makes ... ADDITION … It’s now a few years later and having Google Photos has saved me alot of heartache! I have an IPhone which comes with Apple photos, but after a few years hundreds of my photos disappeared, not to be found anywhere, even the “cloud” which they were being saved to ( or so I thought)! I was distraught 😩 but then thought to check Google photos and there they all were!!! So happy! It’s a keeper!

- Most powerful

Google Photos is an extraordinarily powerful suite of photographic applications. Several years ago when facial recognition was released, it was an object of admiration and wonder. Now, even though it has become so familiar, the range of recognition of people, animals, objects and places has become ever larger and more powerful, almost unbelievably so. In combination with some other apps, Lens, Scan and Snapseed for example, it provides an amazing array of uses for the camera which go far beyond the traditional portraiture and landscape subjects. Photos is a very powerful document manager, aide memoire, and information miner to give just a few uses. Photographic technique has become no less important, but the sheer volume of good to superb output is a great inducement to unlock all the capabilities that the Photos family offer.

- Google give!

App works easy enough to navigate and use and features like collage movies etc fun take on your photos and look forward to the ‘a year ago’ or ‘5 years ago’ photo ensembles Google designs but they are quite basic. I had one that was beautifully done until there was a photo of me taken under the chin up a added to this beautifully choreographed piece of memories and ruined it! Lol An idea?! when we sign up for Google photos in the profile be more specific about who you are in images and what to not keep in images. I can’t afford Google storage right now due to Covid and loss of business life is tough but I have every right like you to have photos kept on my phone or I should! so I’m stuck erasing many bad blurry out of focus blank images that I took one by one painfully slow and time I need to make money in order to buy iCloud storage?! Ironic! So….how great if Google asked the user their preferences like a dating site on what images they delete automatically when taken. All cameras are the same so easy to set blurred or no image or too light or bad angles of portrait etc even fun if you added’ don’t ever keep a bad photo of me!’ Lol automatically save space!!! battery!!! and headaches. and precious TIME! So have to go and these my motto….. ‘think outside the screen! ‘ ‘look up to see how beautiful the day can be!’

- As of current build :

Brilliant in every single way but.....First of all the good. The initial set up and transfer of all my main photos and videos from IPhone to Google photos is flawless and fast. As a tip use wifi if your on a low budget data plan. In one sense the Google photos app works effortlessly and prompts a user to clean up and delete photos from your iOS device as it happens. As a result I've turned off iCloud for photos completely. In addition ive freed up an absolute ton of space on my iPhone 👍🏼 The bug I've got with Google photos is by today's standards loading a video to watch using Google photos is to slow. These days things are instant especially the iOS photos app platform. 20 seconds or at times up to a minute can seem like a lifetime especially if the person nexto you starts asking why is your Google photos app taking so long to load a video clip 😳

- Great but some improvement could make it better

1. Add a way to select and discard a face recognised by google from inside the photos. I have many recognised faces that are just random people on the background of my photos in busy places like Disney land. I have no way to discard the recommended face at the moment. 2. I wish I could see the size and resolution of photos and videos after upload to compare with the original if I wanted too. 3. Improve the upload feature so that it cumulatively adds data of a big file into the same image in the cloud rather than one big file as a whole. I have files up to 15GB and it takes a long time to reach 80% uploading and if computer shuts down or disconnect from the internet then it has to start all over again.

- So Easy!

I found out about Google photos when I was sent a link to a shared family history album. I was so impressed that I read up on it and started using for myself. I am not that tech savvy & if something gets too hard then I usually opt out and stop using. Not so with Google photos as it is so easy to use and it is a great way to manage your photos and back them up. It’s also a great way to share photos. In the case of the family history album that I mentioned earlier, the album contained about 300 old photos that were found under a bed. By sharing the album, each person could go into the album and add names and comments against the photos. Many of the subjects in the photos have since been identified.

- Can’t export or delete photos from google photos without deleting it on your phone photo library.

I used to think like everyone how convenient this app was to take space out from my phone. But now it seems like when I delete photos from google photos it also deletes the photo straight on my phone library as well. It also uses up my Drive space which was why I had to delete them.. but it also automatically deletes photos on my phone when I do so?? I also can’t seem to export the photos from google to my phone without sharing to someone? It’s so not user friendly and it shows that Google wants to take control of your photos!? Which is also really frustrating about how it connects to your phone and I can’t seem to find a way to disconnect google photos from my phone entirely. Not just un-sync it. Entirely. It’s impossible. They still have the control to keep your photos. This app honestly does not deserve a 4.7 stars rating.

- I LOVE THIS APP!!

Store all you photos, it’s sorts them for very quick easy viewing anytime, the assistant makes animations from bursts, panoramas, Face Recognition and sorting, shows memories etc without you asking it to and you can save if you like them, it’s all cloud based and very reasonable if you want store best quality. You can search by theme, date, person and you can even share specific photos with friends if you like without having to use up data by sending. Great thing is at any time I can view my memories from way back so they are not buried and forgotten in the millions of photos i have - and my whole family can view, access and upload their photos to it too. Awesome Application I love it!!

- It was great until it didnt store 1 video that’s very important to me.

I was very upset it didn’t warn me that my videos weren’t backing up, so i ended up deleting my original photos in my iphone, google photos shold stop receiving videos and photos all together when it is NO LONGER backing up coz what’s the point???? I am very upset coz it let me edit a long video into a short one and i even make an album out of it beleiving it was backed up coz why can I edit if it’s NOT saved in google photos??? Is that the reason and purpose of tour App??? To back up files??? Yes i may or may have not turn on the “turn on back up” but I have a new fon and my settings must hve been new. My bottom line, i wouldve appreciated it if you tell me straight to face that the video I EDITED in your google photos ate not saved so you better save it somewhere..NO IM NOT UPGRADING IN YOUR UNTRSTWORTHY F#%^*APP!!!

- Google Photos

Awesome app! It has saved so much storage on my devices! When I saw the advertisements I was sceptical 🤨 I thought it was too good to be true, but when I downloaded this app I was not disappointed! 😆 I also love 💖 the fact that you can make movies and collages with your photos! (I love the music for the meow movie 🍿😻😹) The only negatives I can possibly think of is that asides from text message, whenever you want to import an image using apps such as Clips and iMovie, you have to go into this app and save it to your camera roll. Also videos can take a while to load sometimes. These are some minor inconveniences but asides from that this app is awesome 😎📸 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

- Best in class, but still not good enough

This is the best photo management app, but it’s still missing some essential features. There is no “private” folder or image management, so screensavers can show photos you don’t want your family to see. Ouch. A passworded or locked option would be nice. Photo management for families is fiddily and should be an easy option for families already connected in google. There is no duplicate search function. The time/date management only changes the order of sorting, not the actual file (that backs up to the computer). It’s terrible if you have lots of scanned pics like me as it uses “scanned date”. The photo backup to computer is ok, but it needs to add some sort of folder structure. I have thousands of photos, and google just dumps them all into one folder which is slow if you have to wait for it to reorder or sort the folder. It would be useful if the computer backup was put into monthly or even yearly folders. And the biggest issue, terrible support. It’s either user forums, or some google chat saying “that feature isn’t available yet” Those as some gripes about an otherwise great program.

- Strongly recommended

This app was recommended to me when I was out of options of storing my photos off my iPod, about to go on holiday and was completely out of storage... though the photos take a decent amount of time to be backed up when you have large amounts, it is totally worth it. Not only do I now have all my photos safely stored away but I am also able to delete them from my device knowing that I can access them and expect them all to be there. My only recommendation to the app designer or software editor, is that you make all your photos accessible offline, this already may be done, though my iPod is sometimes a little tricky to deal with and only allowed me to see my recently viewed pics. Overall an amazing app!

- Grouping request

This app is great. Can I please request that sometimes the grouping does not work correctly. When a new person is created and they do not come up in the search they are added twice. Can you please add a merge function to add the two people if the same name is created twice. Can we also have in the new feature section for rotating that when a similar face is shown it only learns when you click on the persons profile to group the same person. Can we have this same person suggestion appear in the new section so that the click through can be carried out without having to click on each person. Thank you

- Unbelievable

Even the free version is exceptional. They summaries key moments in your life automatically and even suggest deleting photos that are blurry or something like that (they put deleting-worthy photos in a folder and ask if you want them deleted). When I installed it I didn’t realise that it also recovers photos I didn’t even know I had. It’s based of gmail accounts so because I’ve had a particular gmail account for so long it recognizes that and keeps track of old photos automatically. (I’m not entirely sure how it works) If you love looking back at memories, get this!

- Very Impressed

In a time when you to pay so much for back up services! I find this very impressive.. security well what is it anyway every server is hacked in some way and how do you know if you pay for back up you will still not have you photos looked at by other so you might as well increase the worlds photo banks for all history! A few years on I’m still very happy with Google Photos, it now means I have my life’s digital photos on hand at a moments call... just scroll back through time, or wait for memories of days past to pop up.. Thanks again Google

- Great App

I absolutely love google photos! The automatic creations that it creates is my favourite thing about this app. They way you can tweak all the settings to tailor it to your kind of data needs is great too. All different settings that can be changed and the choice to create more space on your device by deleting photos that have already been safely backed up is another top mark from me. I love anything that google creates. Google is my life! It has my life stored in its cloud and I love the security google provides. All in all, if you are not using google photos, you need to start. RIGHT NOW!

- Great features but some failings

The assistant is a great idea and provides interesting stylised photos. The backup solution from my phone is great and better than iCloud backup. My only issue is the consistency and sync across apple photos and Google photos. When I edit or delete live photos in the native app, Google photos doesn't retroactively update which photos to sync or delete. This means I have to do manual cleanup in Google photos. I need to edit live photos in the native app because Google photos doesn't provide all the editing features that the native version does. Also, when I try to view live motion in the Google app there is always a delay and it feels clumsy. Fix the clumsy Ux and the double cleanup/sync work and you'll have 5 stars!

- Best Free Photo/Vid Storage

I love google photos. Was debating paying for cloud storage (I have all apple products) I really loved how apple formatted stuff (since I'm pretty basic with my understanding of all things tech) but my brother persuaded me to try google photos. The only downside is you need a really great wifi or internet connection to be able to upload your whole photo library. I've only managed to do that with my phone but the MAC photos kept crashing because of the bad wifi. (Bearing in mind I was in a third world country when I tried and tried to upload these) I'm back home in Australia and have yet to try uploading my whole photo library onto this app but fingers crossed it works.

- Makes life easier

I've been searching for a way to save my videos and photos without losing access to them on my phone, and this has been the most reliable and easy to use backup system ever! I can confidently delete everything once it's saved on google photos, and continue capturing memories everywhere I go. It's so easy to retrieve all of them at any time, and it doesn't cost me a thing. Way better than iCloud which would hold everything but not give me access to my own photos when I wanted to backup onto my pc. Google is always my most preferred option for everything.

- Good App but could be Great!

Excellent points raised by Bz3rkr, wholeheartedly agree with every single 1. Other than that excellent app especially for those who only use it as a freebie. I pay for 200GB and share it between my whole family of 5 (including 4 iPads, 2 iPods, 3 iPhones, 1 computer) so it definitely comes in handy! Update Apr 2020: Had to upgrade our 200GB storage to next tier which is 2TB, which just shows, we use this A LOT (especially now that the kids are getting older too, with one in second year high school, and another one will be next year)!! Still very happy customers 😃😃😃

- Amazing

Google photos allowed me to see memories from long ago when I was a child which I did not have backup for! It is AWSOME and makes cool collages with me and my mum. I could see so many things. The picture search is amazing. When I take a photo I can search what it is. When I didn’t know a spiders name, I took a photo and then searched it and came up! Thank you for making this app, it makes it so much easier and I defiantly recommend this app to anyone!! My only regret with this app is that it keeps on sending me emails and notifications that my backup is not enough but this is still an amazing app to have.

- Google photos

Great app appreciate it, would like to do more to save space, but to complicated & hard I’d lose photos & wouldn’t be able to recover them when I needed to. Modern technology is all for the younger generations these phones are to complex for people in their 60’s & 70’s Even the word google is a child’s word not a mature adults word, in my entire life I have probably only said that word in a sentence a couple of times when I was a teenager. Even the stupid nickname at the end you can’t send unless you have a nickname and guess what every nickname you can think of is taken so you’ve gotta put something ridiculous... this is exactly what I mean about technology

- Fantastic App, love it !!!

This is such a great app and a beautiful way to capture, sort, view , save and share our memories. It is incredibly easy to use & find photos from any date. The app recognises peoples faces and groups them automatically once you have named that person, it’s then easy to search photos of that person from any date. The app also automatically creates albums, videos and collages that you can choose to save or not. I have enjoyed looking up all our old photos from 10 years ago! It’s great that it has unlimited space. Great app overall !!!

- AWESOME APP!!

Has to be my all time favourite photo app, I now have photos from all the way back to 2005 thanks to Google photos. If it had not been for the many devices I have linked to my photo account with google I would’ve have access to all of these fabulous memories and I LOVE the new features where you are sent memories from 5,6,7,8 etc. years ago today, the hi lights of recent times and the fun little extras with the montages, collages and many other groovy bits that help me to see and remember things I haven’t recalled for years. THANKS GOOGLE!!! 😁👍🏻

- Total Game Changer!

Google photos obliterates iCloud! (and that’s coming from a self-confessed Apple fanboy) It may seem nothing, but the ability to delete videos and photos from your device after uploading them to unlimited storage in the cloud is huge! Apple icloud won't let you do that, and so forces you to buy devices with more storage again and again! Apple's setup is quite sneaky actually and outdated! Google Photos has two storage settings: "High quality" and "Original quality". “High quality” setting allows for unlimited photo and video storage for photos up to 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution. “Original quality” setting gives you 15 GB free and then you pay from there. However 16 megapixels and 1080p HD video is pretty dam good - And it’s free and unlimited so Im stoked with that setting! Thanks so much Google for changing the game! Our family can now probably keep our phones and ipads for several years more!

- Great App, can be made much better

Great App but additional features would make this better than Apple. For example allow user to select which photo and videos (individually, or multiple selection) can be downsized and backed up to “high quality” so it doesn’t take up your google one storage plan. Provide a better memories feature that uses screen sizes better. Provide a better full screen interface. All photos are clustered to the left, it would be nice if albums, favourites are displayed better, all grouped without gaps, different view options. Improve the slideshow feature. Add widget to have photo of the day.

- It’s ok for free!

Free high quality unlimited storage! It is feature rich and excellent with searching features. I took one star off, because I hope one day google creates a stand alone photo app for my computer, rather than just an uploader for computer. And another star off because the use of my uploads in googles policy is not as wholesome for my liking (they explicitly explain that google scans your photos and combines it with other services likely to advertise to you). Videos take ages to buffer or play once uploaded. And uploading lots of stuff takes ages too, and doesn’t seem to remain uploading in the background if you leave the app. But for a cost free overall alternative, how can you not like the service, with apps for iPhone and iPad and is free.

- Essential for backing up your photos

If you take photos with your phone, then you need this app. If you want your photos to be secure, to share them easily with others, to view them across devices, or many other things then you need this app. On top of its secure online backup, ease of sharing across your devices and with friends, it also lets you search in many amazing ways - by date, location, object, person, and so many things. It's a very clever app and an essential one too.

- Peter’s memories

I have been using Google photos for a couple of years now. Google Photos allows me to kept track if the thousands of photos I have taken in my overseas and hime travels. I really like that Google Photos automatically shares with my other devices. This gives me the opportunity to view my previous photos in a different context in mediums such as my laptop ace Desk top computers. The automated back up also ensures my iPhone is not overloaded with photos unnecessarily using space on the phone.

- Google photos is a good app to store photos

Google photos is amazing for storing all my photos in one place and know that if my phone breaks and I don’t have a back up, I still have my photos of me and friends that can not be replaced. I find that google photos is fast and easy to access but one click of a bottom and you can see the photos that you have saved. Don’t let google photos run on you mobile data unless you have unlimited because it will use a lot of data to keep syncing your photos. I give the app 5/5 stars.

- Really really good, and would recommend

The app is really really conventional and helpful. When I go on hikes I feel much safer to take my phone and risk it breaking knowing that my photos are safe. I love the extras, like the animations. So cute! One thing that I think would help the app, is if founders were transferred onto the app. For example, with my phone it has the ability to recognise faces and put them into their own folders of other photos of themselves. It would be nice to keep my stuff organised when I transfer photos onto the app. All in all, brilliant app!!!

- Better than iPhone Photos app.

This is the best photo app I’ve ever used, you get unlimited free online backup (the reduced file size barely changes the photos appearance), it also beats all other apps in the following; - Registers faces better than any other app, listing that persons face in a folder. - syncs up to the google cloud, so you can access it anywhere considering you use the correct account. - Has a more streamlined interface over Apple photos. - Photos automatically get backed up every time you open the google photos app.

- Biggest mistake ever to use this app

Was trying to clear up space on my phone and was recommended this app for my photos. Transferred my photos over, even put quite a few of them into albums, favourite sections as well for easy access, then go back later on and all the albums I created had disappeared. Type in locations of where photos were taken and can’t find photos. The face recognition part will show faces of people in the crowd from photos which is pretty useless. Bought a new phone last week, same brand just newer model transferred all my apps over and now the only things that are on my new phone now are videos only. No photos, yet all my photos are still on my old phone.

- Apple User - Swear by google photos!

Google photos saved my iPhone! I use google drive, sheets and other g suite products to access my files on the go from anywhere especially when travelling so I applied the same logic to my photos. The best part was the size in which they are stored makes it easier to share. Google photos helps with freeing up space which saved me saving terabytes worth of photos on iCloud. I can find photos based on so many attributes it’s mind blowing. All round love it.

- Google photos

This is just the best ever photo storing device you take the picture with your phone and when you hit wifi it loads it straight onto google photos and your pictures are safe ‘ you can also drop them in off your pc after you have down loaded your Camera ‘ I down load my camera to my iPad and then off they go to google photos ‘ I do keep. Second copy of my valuable pictures on a hard drive just in case my account gets hacked

- Lock?

I love this app, i normal don't do reviews but its amazing. It's cleared 90gb of photos on my photo/ipads and other devices. i recommend this for cleaning your device and clearing storage. even per say 2gb, a little goes a long way and i recommended getting this if you haven't. Free and useful. Locks. I reckon there should be a option to lock the full google apps or accounts. It would be cool and add more security to it as i lend my devices to people to use sometimes and i have important documents i need to keep safe. once i added my photo of my draft living resume and the photo got permantley deleted.

- Amazing

This app is way better than the stock iOS photos app. However. We NEED to be able to crop videos. With the addition of screen recording in iOS 12 I believe it is, we still have no way to crop videos aside from getting a third party application. In iOS 13, the stock photos app allows people to crop their videos, but lots of people who have an iPhone 6/6 plus and below, we can't get that and we kind of depend on this app. I love this app and prefer it over apple's photos app, so please add a feature where you can crop videos

- I love this app!🤩🤩🤩

During my time using this app I have used it often and it has never let me down! But like really, if I could I would give this app 6 stars! Every now and again it takes all my pics and uses the ones my mum is in or my brother and makes a video so it’s like a memory, in a video! And you can combine pics together into one pic. Also, you can make vids out of your pics too, with music and everything! So in conclusion, definitely get this app! 💜💜

- Works well

My photos have come to life with automatic facial recognition grouping photos of the same person and very easy to creat albums of particular events and destinations to share with others. It makes it easy to share photos with others too! Would be great when you are viewing all your photos if there was some icon overlay on the photo so you can see that it is in an album. There is no way of visually knowing if photos are already in an album when you are trying to sort them or know where you were up to in putting in an album.

- Does exactly what its supposed to do. Perfectly

This app is very useful for anyone who has a device low on storage with a ton of photos they need backed up. Extremely simple to set up, and gives you free, unlimited storage for high quality photos (but for original quality it will use google drive storage). When the photos have been backed up, it will use them to automatically created animations, stylised photos and more. It supports backing up live photos, and is essential for anyone who wants simple, free image backups

- Google photos

We have 2tb of cloud space as well as Google photos and the ease of use and great features of Google Photos nails it. Archive photos, presentations of shots taken periodically in the past are terrific to jog memories and get the nostalgia going and making you feel good. Shows based on one person are priceless especially if you have kids, you watch them grow up. Can’t beat it as far as our family of 5 are concerned would not be without it.

- Best ever for organising & sharing from many different sources Thx Google

I had been looking for a platform where I could organise and share my pics easily from a range of sources - iPhones Androids PC including 3k scanned pics I have linked my partners library so ican choose to add to my library any particular pics I like. As a 66 yr old I have spent many fun hrs reviewing and reconnecting with friends from the past to organise and add dates etc to all those scanned photos It’s been a lot of fun Geoffrey

- Constant signing in. 😡

I originally gave Google 5 stars and was happy with the service, until... Now when I’m transferring photos and videos to the app from ‘photos’ (on my iPhone), I’m asked every 10 minutes to sign in with my Apple ID; it IS EVERY 10 MINUTES! I have screen shots to verify it. If my screen shuts down, I have to re enter it, too. I don’t have a problem with one sign in at the start, I’d even expect that. What happened to the app I gave 5 stars? This is just frustrating and pointless, why is it happening. No forums can help me, as the only one to ask the same question, has no answer (and that was a Google forum!).

- Please make search more powerful

This service is incredible, mainly the collating by people and objects, and automatic determination of location. Absolutely brilliant how AI and whatnot is used to achieve that. However, searching is so hard for no reason. It’s great for those automatic collation things, but I can’t filter explicitly by anything, let alone technical things like file size, filename, specific combinations of people, things, dates, places, areas, etc. Please implement a more powerful search engine. You’re literally Google

- Some bugs to sort out

Great app with a great AI assistant. Does exactly what it says. However, if you have a lot of photos and videos, the initial backup takes a long time. In all fairness my phone had 14GB of content to backup, but the initial backup quite literally took me months. A second (and quite frequent) problem occurs with this app too. The app dates photos, but a lot of photos of my son taken 3 years ago show up as being taken 6 years ago. It’s probably worth mentioning that my son is currently only 5. The app doesn’t let you amend or change these mistakes. Hopefully this will be fixed in an update

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- High

Great for storing But 15 GB is to low for the high quality image cameras take now a day should have at least 50GB free

- Top

You have to get that It release the data of your phone but keep you see you photos as you want

- Awesome!!

One word: AWESOME!!

- I’m crying

I downloaded google photos so save storage due to the fact that I have a lot of photos. Once it properly downloaded it deleted over 1000 of my photos and videos and I do not know how to get them back. I have a very personal video of a loved one who battled cancer and lost his voice and I had a video of him singing. That footage is now lost to this app. Please if you have anyway to help me contact me. Any help will be much appreciated!

- Pretty good.

Just hope that the space for photos is unlimited. :v

- Broken promise

Google betrayed every user by breaking the free unlimited photo storage. I’ve been using it since 2016 and if google goes ahead with its plan, I’m planing to ditch all google services.

- Génial

Belle option pour ceux qui n’ont plus de stockage dans leur cellulaire. J’adore.

- I enjoy goggle pictures !!

best program

- Excellent!

I downloaded it months ago to access an album someone shared, and now it has become my main photo app! I love the ease of use, all the editing options, and how seamless transitions are between different areas of the app. I love how clean, reliable, and organized the app is. I adore the assistant and always look forward to the creations assistant comes up with. They are always awesome!! I have recommended this app to many people.

- Google changed their policy

Google is changing their policy of storing the photo for free, I feel cheated

- Google removing unlimited photo uploads ?

Typical, first get users to upload to your platform then try to stick it to them to pay for more storage. I figured you give me free uploads and in exchange google can sniff through my emails 👎🏻

- Incroyable

Avoir 15 ans de sa vie en photos qui te suit partout, juste WOW!

- Yet another app

That’s defying it’s own mission statement. They chose to say never run out of space again. Now there will no longer be free storage (beyond a pitiful amount). Well, guess what? You broke your own promise.

- Love it!

❤️ It!

- Unlimited high quality

I just learnt that google will not provide unlimited high quality pictures and videos to be uploaded starting mid next year. This was one of the best options that was provided and I’m very disappointed. Could you please tell me if all users have to pay after the new change and remove all the previous photos?

- Google photos

It’s nice to have a backup photo album just in case you delete a photo/video that you didn’t accidentally deleted.

- Très bon outils!

Très bon outils pour faciliter le stockage et le classement de photos!

- Won’t be free as of June 2021

Google did the classic bait and switch. They got us hooked on the free photo backup, then forces us to pay.

- why would you?

why would a service like unlimited photo storage change? many people use it to save up storage and this is just sad if y’all can change your mind, many people would keep the app

- Big fake(

I suspected that google photos would stop being free someday but hoped that maybe my thoughts were wrong, now google confirmed they gonna make you to pay for that and now I see that this “free” app were just a trick to collect as many users as possible((( very frustrating, many people trusted you and transferred all their photo collection on your service, shame on you for that, not interested in you any more, if I wanna pay, I’ll find other services...

- Google promises

Well this didn’t pan out, with them going to paid service. Not going to work long term

- Keep it free

We loved this app. It was one of unique services. Please keep it free like now. If it needs payment then there are lots of alternatives out there.

- NEW POLICY

I started using google photos because it had unlimited storage for photos and videos. and now with this new policy it will no longer be the same. so what the hell am i supposed to do now.

- Awesome app

Easy to use and keeps all picture up to date

- Great, but disappointed

I was really happy with this service, however… When I signed for the service it was marketed as “free unlimited storage of pics” if you didn’t mind the resolution of the pics being capped. Great for me and great for most probably. Most of my pics are backed up there now. Then they changed their policy to a pay system, so all of a sudden they have my pics hostage. I am kind of stuck now, unless I pay up, move all my photos to a local HD or some other photo storage service. It feels as if I’m being extorted. I trusted the early promise, now they have the only copy of a lot of my photos. Seems pretty shady.

- Google photos

I do not like google photos controlling the photos destiny that I take with my I-phone. Very hard to download photos to my laptop photo library. Not happy with this app at all

- First google play music now google photos

Google is going downhill really fast used to like them as a company over the past few months that all changed. They screwed my GF over in play store and will not return her money after an app scammed her and now they are got rid of google play music and now will get rid of google photos (no longer free). I hope they change because I don’t see a lot of people paying for YouTube music especially when it sucks even if your paying for it. And same with google photos. I will be looking into other company’s or buying hard drives instead of staying with google.

- Google photo is terrible

Why do you have to make it so complicated and confusing. Why does this software resist me most of the time? Why can I not simply move my photo files around as I see fit, just like the file manager in Windows, add, delete, move single photo files, strings of files, folders with files, trees of folders, anything? From my computer to my Google cloud setup for photos or any other kind of files? Or move photos into the cloud from an email or text message, or from a usb key? Once in the cloud, why can I not set up my own folders and move files/photos in and out of those as I see fit? Why can you not make it simple and straightforward? I am very frustrated!

- Cast icon disappeared

Recent update no longer show cast icon. Connected to same wifi.

- Amazing app. Never ending GPS usage.

GPS doesn't shut off... Ever.

- Excellent

Google photos is a life saver

- Photos Synch

Fast and DONE‼️Perfect, I love it.

- Don’t get this unless you want to pay for extra space

Don’t get this app unless you plan on buying extra space. Once you reach the max space, google holds your other google products hostage (INCLUDING EMAIL - will stop you from sending or receiving mail) until you buy more space or make space. Email and photo storage should be totally separate. I rely on my email for work and other important things so its very annoying that google does this.

- Horrible for backup

Limited space. Can’t remove photos from local without it going off of google photos. Photos disappear for no rhyme or reason. You get what you pay for.

- Great service when it was unlimited.

It’s nearly impossible to de-link Google photos from iPhone once you’ve synced them together. That was all well and good when they offered unlimited storage but now that I’m trying to delete photos from Google photos, they keep deleting from my iPhone. I’m not particularly tech savvy so it has been a total nightmare trying to figure this out. It’s really frustrating and I wish they made it easier to separate the two systems.

- I’m trying to like it but I just can not!

This app is an EPIC FAIL! I enabled the sync backup option. Well, now if I want to delete some of the pictures I uploaded, they will be deleted on my original device! I’m trying to solve this issue for awhile and this app will be deleted as soon as I know my pictures are save!

- Makes you delete from your phone and iCloud.

I recently decide that I wanted more than the 5gb free of iCloud storage, so I used google photos, after all of my photos were uploaded, I had run out of storage, I had used my google account that I use for everything, so I needed space, the first thing I did, was selected all of my photos in google photos, and deleted them. So after 10 years of taking photos on my iPhone, I now have lost EVERYTHING including in iCloud, because google photos doesn’t allow you to delete just from photos, and is suspiciously cryptic about what the delete function does.

- M

Love that it organizes for you

- No audio

Since iOS 15 beta 5 there is no audio on any of my videos. Yet they play fine in iOS Photos. This still is an issue in the final version of iOS 15

- Was great. Before it cost money…

They really got me by the balls. Loaded all my photos for years on here now they made it not free anymore. Very disappointing and can’t find any alternatives. Damn you google.

- Betrayed

3 years ago, I saw an ad on YouTube for a app that can allow me to have unlimited photos. Now, it is not unlimited anymore and only has 15 gigabytes of storage. You all broke your promises. Yes it is cheap to have 2000 gigabytes of storage, but seriously? You all advertised it as free 3 years ago and unlimited.

- Invasive

Now won’t allow you even access the app to view previously shared photos, unless you give the app full access to all your photos. They do not need this access, and don’t provide a valid reason for it. It’s scammy and invasive.

- Nope!!!!!

Access to all my photos?? And that’s the only option?? And Google owns the rights??? They can go eff them selves!!

- Zero privacy

It forces you to share ALL your photos with the app, and if you delete one from the app it also deletes is from your phone (like from for photo library). So annoying, I want some privacy!

- Used to be free

Used to be free, deserves 1 star for breaking customer trust.

- Wants access to all photos

No way am I giving Google access to all photos for obvious reasons. They have removed the ability to be selective what permissions to use. App deleted. Google photo cloud storage cleared out.

- Requires access to all photos to work.

If you want this reason only to see shared albums with you you need to give it access to all of your photos in order for it to even turn on. This is a ridiculous requirement which only serves to use your photos to my name for data.

- No you do NOT get access to everything

App demanded to be given access to all my photos or would not let me proceed. Also wants to track my location even when I’m not using the app. That is Google’s way of over-riding user’s choice to not be tracked. No thank you Google. That’s too invasive and too high a price.

- I don’t like how they took away my unlimited

I joined google photos because they had unlimited photo storage and now it’s not it was a bait and hook very sneaky of gooogle

- Why should google need to access every photo

Attempts to limit google photos to none or selected photos on my iPhone results in the app refusing to allow viewing of a shared album. The only reason I got the app. In the first place. Have other ways to back up photos THANKS. WTH does Google need my photos.

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@Easykill42 @Huawei try google drive, upload all photos there

Ian Yates

@secretGeek OneDrive for full fidelity Google photos at unlimited quantity (although that's leaving soon - it's so useful though that I'll probably end up paying them). I have Amazon prime so I plan on pushing them to that service too in the near future

tae’s bae

i hate google photos for reminding me about how happy i was a year ago 😭😭🤚🏼

Silvio Casagrande

Check my series of #myTop20 #GoogleMap #Photos from Actes Sud #15

Lu

@Jason_Simpson @AppleSupport Has she considered using photos through Google Photos on her phone? Then on her laptop or PC, she can open her browser and type in and save them that way. However, until June, there is also free high quality unlimited storage.

Dre

Not google photos reminding me I was ugly Smfh man

Tomi Rikhotso

@LungileMahlangu Next time sign in on Google images when I change phones I still have my photos backed up.

Borke Cro

Nickelback teams up with Google Photos to make a parody of their own song

Tomi Rikhotso

@flintonclinton1 I love Google images nothing on there deserves to be deleted I use it as my back up, I only delete photos on the phone, what I love about google images is that even if I lose a phone I’ll still have my photos.

Michael 💀BoneDaddy💀

I had to literally go through my Google Photos to find these cause these photos were taken on my iPhone during the time.

Joshua Byrd

@secretGeek Google Photos

◇ tobs of trouble

@EhiBelloO I’m deleting the irrelevant ones. I always have multiple duplicates, so I’m deleting most and saving the rest to my Google Photos

self proclaimed catboy

looking through my google photos <3 gonna commit some crimes <3

delia(h)❕

google photos woke up and chose violence w/ this “then and now” feature

Srinidhi Kulkarni

@aksomayaji How to add to this list, if someone wants to contribute ? (I have added few Fast Chargers on google maps, with photos)

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The applications Google Photos was published in the category Photo & Video on 2015-05-28 and was developed by Google LLC [Developer ID: 281956209]. This application file size is 211.3 MB. Google Photos - Photo & Video app posted on 2022-09-01 current version is 6.5 and works well on IOS 15.0 and high versions. Google Play ID: com.google.photos