Google Photo App Review: How To Use, How It Works

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Google Photo app is a tool that can store photos, videos, and screenshots taken by your phone. It’s a media backup to have at your disposal and it is a cloud-based tool so you can free up space on your phone.

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How to use Google photo App on Android

  • Locate and open the Google Photos app on your Android phone or tablets.
  • Sign in to your Google Account.
  • Tap Menu at the top.
  • Select Settings. Back up & sync.
  • Tap “Back up & sync” on or off.  Scroll down and tap Turn off backup If you’ve run out of storage.

How does Google Photos App work?

Users of google photo app can upload new photos, view, edit, save, and create new videos, animations, collages, albums, and photos books. You can also download everything, meaning your cloud-based backup can itself be easily backed up onto your computer or external hard drive.

For those who don’t have a Google device (like the Pixel phone), you can opt to automatically backup and sync your photos and videos as you take them. If you have an Android device, you can limit backup data usage, so you don’t run out of data uploading things in the background.

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It has free, unlimited storage — with a few caveats

Google photo app comes with free, unlimited storage — but that’s only if you opt to save “high quality” images, as opposed to original quality images which may actually be higher resolution. That means those larger files will be compressed to save space unless your account’s settings say otherwise.

You can enable auto-compression for future uploads by going to your settings and selecting “high quality”. Furthermore, you can apply that change to past photos by clicking “recover storage,” which is also located within settings.


Feel relax to give it a try. Google photo app is the best for photo sharing and storage service. It gives users free, unlimited storage for photos up to 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution. It automatically analyzes photos, identifying various visual features and subjects. Users can search for anything in photos. Google Photos recognizes faces, grouping similar ones together. You may also find our post on Google lens as an added advantage.

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