Google will stop unlimited free storage on the 1st of June 2021Google will stop unlimited free storage on the 1st of June 2021

Google announced on the 11th of November that it will no longer offer unlimited storage for high-quality photos on 1st of June 2021.

Before June 1st 2021 any new photos and videos uploaded will be counted toward the 15GB of storage that comes with every Google account and considered free and exempt from the storage limit cap. Photos or videos uploaded after this day won’t be part of the cap.

Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms and Jamboard files” will also begin counting against storage caps.

Google will notify users via email once they are close to using up the 15GB limit, Users can also find a personalized estimate for how long their free storage will last based on how frequently they back up photos and videos on Google Account.

Inactive accounts that haven’t been logged in for two years will be deleted after a warning from Google.

This move is meant to encourage users to pay for Google’s storage subscription service, alternatively, find other storage space for their content. 

Google One pricing still remains $1.99 / month for 100GB, $2.99 / month for 200GB, 200GB for 2TB and all the way up to $149.99 / month for 30TB.

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