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Poll: With no more unlimited photo backups, have you bought a Google One plan?

Google killed unlimited photo backups last year, but have you bought a Google One plan as a result?

Published onFebruary 2, 2022

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Google ruffled feathers last year when it ditched free unlimited Google Photos backups, forcing people to buy Google One storage if they’ve exceeded their free 15GB plan.

It’s been half a year since Google first instituted this change and we want to know whether you’ve actually bought Google One storage since then. You can give us your answer by taking the poll below.

With no more unlimited photo backups, have you bought a Google One plan?

8791 votes

We can see why people would want to splash out on a plan, as you only get 15GB of base free Google One storage that’s shared across Google Photos, Drive, and Gmail. So it’s possible that you’ve already exceeded your free allocation and that switching to a different photo backup service would be a hassle.

Google Photos also offers some handy features, such as automatic backups, smart categorization, slick sharing functionality, and a decent variety of editing tools. So we could see why spending money on cloud storage might be a no-brainer given the convenience of it all.

On the other hand, there are quite a few alternatives out there. Additionally, some people might also be content with managing their free 15GB allocation.

Either way, you can give us your answer via the poll and leave a comment if you have more on your mind.

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