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.

• 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 that 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 that you took a year ago on this day.

• CAST: View photos and videos on your TV with Chromecast 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 that you back up in high quality before 1 June 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:
Google One Terms of Service:

Note: Face grouping is not available in all countries.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Google Photos doesn't run GPS in the background unless you give us permission by turning on optional features that require this.

What’s New

Version 5.74

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

We fixed user-reported issues and added new features to provide an enhanced editing experience.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
49K Ratings

49K Ratings

Akhil Krishna UK ,

Great, but only 1 issue.

App on its on is really great, given that you get unlimited storage, I never needed another thought while downloading the app. UI is similar to the native photos app, so you don’t get confused. But the only gripe is that google photos can’t be set as the default app, so if you delete all the photos on your iPhone after backing it up in google photos, you cannot share photos from other apps. You can share photos from the google photos app, but lets say you opened instagram and wanted to upload a photo, you tap on the new icon and only thing you see is blank. If apple lets 3rd party photos app to be set as default then this app will be perfect. And..... one more thing is that you can’t make a photo your wallpaper directly from google photos app like you do on the actual photos app. That’s all the problem I have with google photos. Over all the best app for photo backups.

LatestJabongfan ,

Amazingly intuitive App

Google photos never fails to surprise me. It always seems to know what would make my life easier and come up with the suggestions to make those changes. For example, I love their level of key word search and subject sorting which is just amazing. They identify the multiple subjects my pictures contain and label them under those categories which make finding the images so much easier. So, a picture of sea or sky or boats or buildings can be located just by these subjects. I also love their suggestions for editing and improving the images. Using the Google Photos App is just like that experience that whenever you open your door you find someone standing there holding a gift for you!!! It’s a pleasure to have such an intuitive buddy.

Bagees96 ,

Issue while sharing

Google photos is a great app ... but currently I’m using it in my IPHONE 6s device... now I can backup all my photos and videos from my device to google photos... however the only issue I got is that while I want to share my photos or videos to WhatsApp contact, I will select a particular photo/ video and give share and a pop up ask for where to share and I will give WhatsApp after that a small box will appear with PREPARING, then after that the screen got freezed in that part and I can’t even share my photo or video .... If i want to use GOOGLE PHOTOS again I have to close the app completely and then have to come in again (still can’t share photos/ videos) so kindly address the issue and give me a solution.

App Privacy

The developer, Google LLC, 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

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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