Google Photos: Backup & Edit 4+

Smart Photo and Video Storage


    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


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

• 15 GB OF CLOUD STORAGE: Every Google Account comes with 15 GB of storage and you can choose to automatically back up all your photos and videos in Storage saver quality or Original quality. Your photos are safe, secure, and private to you. All photos and videos you backed up in Storage saver quality before June 1, 2021 do not count toward your Google Account storage. *Storage is shared between Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Photos.

• 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.

• NO ADS: Google Photos doesn't sell your photos, videos, or personal information to anyone and we don't use your photos and videos for advertising.

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

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

• 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.

• 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.

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

• 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.

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

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.

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Google One Terms of Service:

Note: Face grouping is not available in all countries.

For the latest updates from the team, follow us on Twitter at @googlephotos

Using GPS in the background can decrease battery life. Google Photos doesn't run GPS in the background unless you turn on optional features.

What’s New

Version 6.83

Thanks for using Google Photos. This release includes bug fixes and performance improvements.

We fixed user-reported issues and added new features to ensure that your photos are automatically organised and up to date.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
39.3K Ratings

39.3K Ratings

Damo_Kesi_ ,


I have a family member that has been using Samsung ever since 2015 with google photos stored on his phone and he has millions of photos that just now can’t be stored anywhere as he’s ran out of storage. I completely understand myself, including him that, it’s ONLY )1.29 or something a month, but it’s just no good that people like him need to be put in a tough situation where you can’t store your photos anywhere anymore, even Samsung iCloud is now going to be a ‘must have’ payed sumbscription to store photos on Samsung bc Samsun will delete photos by 30th of September permanently if not stored onto the cloud, which is ridicules for Samsung to even do. And I feel like google photos and other photos and files storing apps should think about, how other people have stored memories somewhere that soon need to be payed for, these are m’empestiez we’re talking about! It’s no good.
So I finally hope that in the future that google photos will make a real change and increase the default storage to at least 36GB L. Phones nowadays are 1TB and storing photos on 15GB is just crazy. There’s a huge difference and this doesn’t just apply for google photos, but also default gallery’s and photos apps on iPhones and Samsungs that should provide a larger iCloud storage plane.

Gorebags ,

Brilliant until the new announcement

I’ve been using Google Photos for a few years now, mainly as my primary backup of my photographs taken using my phone. It allows me to keep my phone space free while being able to formulate albums, mark favourites and easily share memories to other apps. I am an avid photographer of my children (my memory isn’t as good as it was, thanks baby brain) and the Recent Highlights/highlights of this week from previous years has enabled me to easily revisit cherished moments. Now if I had written this review last week, it would have been 5 stars, but the announcement that there will now be a charge has put a dampener on whether I continue to use this app or find another free way of storing my photographs. I’m trying to find a way of writing this without sounding petty (and failing) but it’s disappointing to see this currently free service now be charged for additional storage, of which shall be within 7 months if the calculated projected timescale for me is correct. The fact that it was free for unlimited storage at a marginally lower quality (which was still amazing quality) was a huge pull for me to use this service. I don’t have a lot of spare time to sit and manually back up and organise my photos so this app has really helped me to feel organised and up to date when I’ve been able to have a spare few minutes. I am really reluctant to have my photos in different places, but if the charges come through then that may have to be the case.

2dragons2 ,

Used to love the app

29th August 2021 - since the latest update the app doesn't work on my iPad, just freezes constantly. Editing on a phone is a pain. Hope it gets fixed soon. 2nd September - you may have fixed some user issues but you certainly haven't fixed mine. Freezes as soon as I open it on my iPad now, totally unusable. December 2021. Your latest update has saved me a small fortune. I thought the problem was with my iPad and was fully prepared to buy a new one. Now working perfectly again. phew!! 18th December 2022 - since the most recent update the Library button causes everything to freeze and the app has to be closed down and restarted. Latest update claims to have fixed glitches - it has not. Library button still causes everything to freeze. See above. If I change the order of photos in an album, will they stay where I put them or do I have to change the times/dates? Cant find any info online!

Another strange thing happened tonight. At the top of an album, where the title is, I now have a large photo with “Play memory” at the bottom left. I do not want this, it is totally irrelevant, and I cannot see how to remove it and stop it from happening again. Help!

App Privacy

The developer, Google, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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