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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. • 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. • 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 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. • GOOGLE LENS: Search what you see. This preview enables you to identify text and objects in your photos to learn more and take action. • ON YOUR TV: View your photos and videos on your TV with Chromecast and Airplay 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 you back up in High quality before June 1, 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: https://google.com/intl/en_US/policies/privacy Google One Terms of Service: https://one.google.com/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.
Fav app
by KristiDriggers on 2021/10/18 00:23
Easy to use, edit photos, and keep in order.
Google Photo hard to beat
by @3$3%3%% on 2021/10/17 23:37
Love it and the choices available. Great way to share albums👍🏻
Fotos
by Leilorsanz on 2021/10/17 22:59
Excelente aplicación para guardar las fotos.
Love this app!!!
by DkHargett on 2021/10/17 22:57
This is an awesome app, I love all the different options you have for your photos
Love google photos
by boo boo princess on 2021/10/17 22:36
Absolutely love google photos! So very easy to use! Great app I actually use this on my iPad.
Bdibb
by bedibb on 2021/10/17 22:26
Love having my photos backed up so easily.
Awesome
by steve j brady on 2021/10/17 22:07
Glad bought 200 GB.. JUST STILL SAME ..LOL HOPE ANY % off I could buy it ? For Gb n Mb ?
Love. It
by rossierizie on 2021/10/17 22:02
Love all you can do with is app I enjoy playing with it making memories better!
Excellent
by Dancing on the roof on 2021/10/17 21:44
This app completely blows apple photos iPhoto away the organization the predictability in the AI are extremely useful
Rotate
by Rollinhobos on 2021/10/17 21:27
They do the work for me !
I like google pictures
by azy h on 2021/10/17 21:25
Very useful and creative and surprising👌
GOOGLE PHOTOS — THE BEST
by BikerBabeEv on 2021/10/17 20:05
I don’t know what I ever did without Google photos. Everything I need to do to a photo can be done in Google photos. I love the organization And face recognition.
Awesome app!
by Cryglasco on 2021/10/17 19:36
Really makes it easy to save pictures but most of all my favorite feature are the movies the app creates. They become very memorable as time goes. Also the animations are amazing!!! Thank you for making it easier for a Mom to create memories.
Great app
by 3sonssolis on 2021/10/17 19:25
I finally started using this app and wondered where it had been all my life. I can easily search for people and creat movies.
Love it!!!
by Ani from Hawaii on 2021/10/17 18:47
Love this app. It has saved a lot of photos from a few years and the animation picture that it suggests for you are beautiful.
BEST APP EVER!!
by AJLG167 on 2021/10/17 18:32
helps so much with storage on my phone
Google photos
by M.A.Dsunshine on 2021/10/17 18:29
I love when it shows me memories. I love that it creates collages and panoramas.
Bring back unlimited storage!
by Disappointed207 on 2021/10/17 17:47
I loved this app and would have given it 5 stars before they changed their storage from unlimited down to a measly 15GB. It’s a trap to purchase the extra storage because once you do that, they have you forever paying $1.99/month and that will no doubt increase. If you don’t want to pay anymore, will you lose all your photos? Safely backing up photos is the whole point of this app, so I am knocking three stars off for this terrible change in policy.
Thank
by Lewis Thura on 2021/10/17 16:31
Thank
Zozo coop coop
by zozo coop on 2021/10/17 13:48
Love
Excelente
by msotod on 2021/10/17 13:47
Fácil, cómodo y organizada aplicación para el manejo de las fotos, en especial por poder compartir, editar y crear álbumes.
Excellent
by louiegt on 2021/10/17 13:18
So happy to have somewhere to store my photos
Useful and easy
by m0nster80 on 2021/10/17 13:01
Only thing I don’t like is how they charge for storage now come on google I’m sure you make enough money…
need an update
by WhateverNameIsntTaken22 on 2021/10/17 12:13
love love love this app but it's not working. it's not deleting and it's not letting me put my pics into their folders. please fix this bug.
I’m impressed!
by aapatm on 2021/10/17 12:10
This app is so helpful! It automatically does what I don’t have time to do.
Great app
by nauticalbouy on 2021/10/17 11:40
Lovin it one of the best photo apps ever
Storage
by boorathernotpay on 2021/10/17 11:35
I’ve used google photos for years now and I hate that I have a Max amount of storage now before I must pay.
Great photo storage
by rosy1722 on 2021/10/17 11:22
Love this app best feature is that you can select and print or create a photo book The ease of the process is incredible
Takes far too long
by Ljsa on 2021/10/17 10:25
Still downloading and only 10% done 1 week later
Wonderful
by AnitaM84 on 2021/10/17 10:01
Having a backup of all your pictures stored for free in one place is amazing. Plus the convenience of having them available at any time in one app is priceless.
👍🏿
by Stephen10031 on 2021/10/17 09:48
👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿
Time saver
by fence life on 2021/10/17 08:02
Helps a ton with organizing and facial recognition. Save me a lot of time
LOVE IT!
by gracielaaisabel on 2021/10/17 06:09
This app has saved me SO much storage and SO many pictures! Definitely get it if you’re having storage issues. It’s a life saver
Perfect
by PaScHaLboi on 2021/10/17 05:24
It’s great. Brought back feelings of memories from couple of years back. Nice work here.
Photos
by HottFoo on 2021/10/17 05:08
Easily the best photo organizer out there . Less complicated than Apple and good prices . Never worry where my pictures are amd whether or not they are in a safe place . Thanks Google
Recomendadisima
by postre23 on 2021/10/17 02:50
Muy buena fácil de usar y con muchas opciones para hacer
Numerous photos randomly disappear
by Downriverdude on 2021/10/17 02:38
This is terrible. There are multiple numerous gaps in my photos timeline, hundreds of photos just randomly have disappeared spanning multiple years. They are just gone forever. Horrible, horrible application to trust your life memories to.
Love it
by Korlione on 2021/10/17 02:14
Gotta have it
Love it!
by Hyeglenn on 2021/10/17 01:40
Love it!
It’s My Go To
by Lagrive333 on 2021/10/17 01:34
Yes, i use Apple Photo Library BUT I rely on Google Photos. Much more dependable. Made sure it still works in my new iPad. YES IT DOES!
Best fit for my photos
by Vic G-M on 2021/10/17 01:13
I was constantly trying to find the perfect app to store my photos and I finally find that in Google Photos. Allows me to edit, place in folders, and it gives so many great options!
Great app
by woodchuck19...69. on 2021/10/17 00:28
Love it
Great App
by arh5433 on 2021/10/16 22:59
Love using this — highly recommended!
Pictures
by dezislow on 2021/10/16 21:32
Family and friends
Two Drawbacks
by LittleMeegs on 2021/10/16 21:03
Overall this app is amazing: it backs up everything and organizes your photos to make searching easy. However I’m disappointed by two things: 1.) You can’t truly turn the Sync&backup off. When you enable it, any photos you take will still go to Google Photos. They just won’t be “backed up”. 2.) You can’t delete photos from the app. When you delete a photo, it removes it from your device as well. These are two big issues for me. If these were changed, the app would be flawless.
I love this app.
by Cheater@1153 on 2021/10/16 20:04
This is my favorite. I have an iPhone 11 and yet I still choose to use Google Photos.
A great tool
by emanisbac on 2021/10/16 20:03
A wonderful help in organizing and giving options on usage and utilization.
The best
by keys9519 on 2021/10/16 19:55
The absolute best I have pictures from years ago memory’s I’ll never forget ! Thanks google ❤️
Much better and more storage than iTunes on my iPad!!!
by Romero83 on 2021/10/16 19:33
Love this app, it gives me quality storage and a whole lot more than my iPad, without CHARGING me for extra GBs. THANK YOU GOOGLE!!!
Helping me clear things unneeded:
by Pridgrn on 2021/10/16 19:30
Thank you 5 stars ⭐️’s YorkieMom
Absolutely love this app!
by raemee.74 on 2021/10/16 18:47
Serves my purposes to a t
I love the Google Photos app!
by Yelpsalittle on 2021/10/16 18:12
It can layer the timestamp and GPS location on all of your pictures. It syncs fine from my iPhone to my Windows laptop or Android tablet. Then transfer everything to Google Live. It’s very user friendly.
Cool APP
by 2haute on 2021/10/16 18:00
Great APP I need to learn it better so I can quickly locate saved pics.. I hope they don’t ever get hacked
Memories
by bogler87 on 2021/10/16 17:40
So many memories are forget and google photos brings them all right back. 💙
My favorite!😄
by daisysingh on 2021/10/16 17:29
Love this app! So user friendly and fun.
Love Google Photos
by markfef on 2021/10/16 17:23
A fantastic application for managing your photos as well as suggest some fantastic pictures, movies, collages, etc... all from your photos.
Love it
by PrettyinPinkInked on 2021/10/16 17:05
I can always count on Google Photos to dig up surprise treasures that I had forgotten! I love the Gifs that it makes of my photos, some are hilarious! I would highly recommend it as a tool to add to your collection of apps!
Great photo app
by Fayfay1 on 2021/10/16 16:40
This is great for me because my phone never has space. Saving to the google photo app helps free up space on my phone and keeps all my photos safe. It also does cool photo animations and reminders of your photos
Personal Photography Assistant
by AngelPhx on 2021/10/16 16:27
Best app for photos. Not only can you search by a face but the animations and videos Google creates will give you all the feels 🥺 Even as a new iPhone user, I wouldn’t trade any Google products for the world
Ole Reliable
by Auzzie2596 on 2021/10/16 16:07
Always there when the crappy iCloud is “too” full *eye roll* anyways! You’ll never be disappointed and you’ll always know in the back of your mind your photos are safe and sound🤗
Outstanding app!
by randyw57 on 2021/10/16 14:39
Extremely functional! Easy to use. I migrated from Lightroom and Photoshop easily.
Ill never stop using it!
by AlmaLizeth956 on 2021/10/16 14:37
Its where I can have all my photos and videos in one place! The BEST for storage.
Best picture administrator
by Chomplin on 2021/10/16 14:13
I have been using this app since day one, tried many more and years pass by but Google Photos is still my number one option!
Picture
by Anniethinggoes on 2021/10/16 13:10
Horrible… cannot transfer any of my photos to FB
Great app
by Memaw Hix on 2021/10/16 12:38
Allows for easy backups, easy deletes, easy to move folders
Hard to use
by doodads88 on 2021/10/16 12:11
I can’t figure out how to use. I do not like this ap. Facebook memories are a lot better.
Love This App
by fasttimes89 on 2021/10/16 11:00
Love this app
Excellent. Logically organized
by ramonfc on 2021/10/16 10:01
I’ve come to depend on this app a lot more than I thought, when I started using it. Reliable and robust. Keeps my phone’s memory clear. Like it.
wouldn’t recommend
by xpuggs on 2021/10/16 09:18
So at first i downloaded the app to save storage because i had over 3000+ pics and videos . The app did it’s job and saved so much space . The reason i rated 2 stars is because now there’s a limit of 15 GB on the app . Which completely kills the point of the app which is to save your entire gallery for basically an infinite amount of storage . So now if you want more space , you have to pay for it . I wouldn’t recommend the app to anyone . I won’t discredit everything though . The app works great except for a couple bugs like some faces being mixed up . Another being when the app asks me if some faces look like “this person” . But when i click on the person , I can’t see anything . It goes back to the start and i can’t do anything about it . If you wanna download it for yourself , go for it . I just wish they didn’t add the limit .
Amazing!!!!
by johnson kenndey999 on 2021/10/16 08:50
I really really love this app download it now you won’t regret!! It got whatever you need PLUS it’s free thats all I need and many people need Thank you for caring for people and making it free!!!
Great app to manage photos and videos, but no landscape view on an iPhone X?
by davidyoon on 2021/10/16 06:42
Google Photos is a great app. I've been using it for years as the primary way to manage, store and share photos and videos. The cost per gigabyte of storage is much cheaper than Apple iCloud too (I hope that Google brings down the cost per GB even more!) The free space on the phone function is very convenient. However, the photo syncing function doesn't work consistently. Also, when someone shares photos with me and I save them to my library, the photos don't always save.
It’s good but
by Raine744 on 2021/10/16 05:53
It was good u til I backed up photos the deleted the old ones off my phone for storage space and everything deleted from google photos. I’m beyond mad right now . I can never get those photos that I took back. I’m a photographer and those photos meant a lot to me . I’m so disappointed right now
Google Photos is good
by Rogueten on 2021/10/16 03:37
It is very simple to set up and holds unlimited photos. The only down thing it saves the pictures in a proprietary format.
Excellent
by Scheckmom on 2021/10/16 02:29
So convenient and easy to use. Makes it easy to free up space on my phone and keep photos in a central location.
Amazing
by playboi44 on 2021/10/16 02:17
Just perfect
Amazing App
by SSD822 on 2021/10/16 01:38
Everything I could ask for and more.
Photos
by great2019 on 2021/10/16 01:07
Great app for saving photos and it is FREE!
Finally got a good storage saver!
by Safiroazul on 2021/10/16 00:40
I don't have to worry about my photos taking up space on my phone! And in an organized fashion!
love All the animations and movies it makes and all the memories thank you
by miabeach305 on 2021/10/16 00:25
its awesome!!!
Google Photos
by Hvychvy383 on 2021/10/16 00:03
So Far so Good!
Love this app!
by Chelle Young on 2021/10/15 22:26
I absolutely love this app. It’s easy to find photos by dates and content. It allows you to share photos easily with other google users.
Pretty awful
by Guppie78 on 2021/10/15 20:25
Really not user friendly to upload photos, make albums, share photos to desktop etc. Seems to be different photos available depending on which device/desktop I’m using and little help when trying to see if I need to do something to sync the two.
Aplicación perfecta!
by Marlonboli on 2021/10/15 20:22
La verdad de lo mejor de Google
I wish I could rate it SIX stars
by claudio Colen on 2021/10/15 20:11
Simply the best way to free space in your device and keep important and useful photos.
Kids
by sugeemoto on 2021/10/15 19:51
Have kept photos for me that I did not know I had
I lost all my photos
by iballlikekobe on 2021/10/15 16:36
Don’t get me wrong it’s a great app lovely one but I clicked on it. It asked me to enter my password which I did told me password was incorrect an I had just logged in a day before that was my password. Now I have nothing all of my precious memories are gone :(
Love this app!
by Clcobi on 2021/10/15 16:32
Great app, especially if you take lots of pics!
Best photos app ever
by zohaibmasood on 2021/10/15 16:18
Best photos app.
Google Photos App Rocks!
by Pro Active on 2021/10/15 15:52
I absolutely LOVE this app! It rocks, and it's one of my favorites.
Excelencia en calidad y notificaciones
by morromorra on 2021/10/15 15:03
Gracias por tanto
Love it!
by Revtdj2 on 2021/10/15 14:53
Well organized
Good Way to Store Photos
by Loves to Travel 1992 on 2021/10/15 14:28
I always run into issues with my iCloud storage with my iPhone, but since I have started using Google Photos, I do not have any problems.
Vacation Time
by Liberty time on 2021/10/15 12:53
It’s helpful and fun.
Love it
by theory526 on 2021/10/15 12:44
Love the app!!!
Intrusive notifications
by AlexLouder on 2021/10/15 12:31
When I mark in the app settings “do not send me promotional notifications” and you still do, you get a 1 star review.
saves storage
by Spencer Marshall on 2021/10/15 12:09
this app helped me save storage. it will automanicly move all photos to it, and then you can get it back later if you need to delete it. 5/5 10/10
Fun!
by Another Wait-er on 2021/10/15 11:11
An array of tools to be creative & jumpstart a kewl little project to (re)capture photos you forgot you had.
Tac trac
by getNasty2 on 2021/10/15 09:33
It’s to hard to find photos. Never can search for photos
Really Goog.
by LibertyPoppins on 2021/10/15 05:53
Love the Goog. H8 the cloud.
Futuristic
by Calculated Carly on 2020/12/13 17:28
I am blown away by the features of this app. I LOVE that I can search my hundreds of thousands of pictures in any word or name. Google Photos can tell one baby from another, even correctly identify a baby as they grow up. In other words, I can type in my tween daughter’s name and Google Photos will pull up every picture of her, staring at birth. This app can tell one ANIMAL from another! I’ve labeled my Kitty as “Kitty” (which is her name). I can search “Kitty” and suddenly every picture of Kitty pops up! In fact, every time I take a picture of my precious little Pretty Kitty, it automatically gets filed in photo album “Pretty Kitty”. ALSO, within a picture, Google Photos can transcribe any words within the picture! This is EPIC. I can take a picture of someone’s business card and save it AS a Contact! I can take a picture of a recipe and automatically turn it into a text document. When creating a PowerPoint, I was able to search for things like “parking lot”, “grass”, “happy”, “Manchester”, etc etc. Just blows my mind. Though my phone is apple, I use Google Photos over Apple Photos, hands down. That said, the two apps work well together. Apple Photos allows me to edit photos in ways I cannot through Google. Google Photos allows me to create projects and utilize the amazing search function. Many times, I have edited photos in one a pp, then open/ work with the same photos in the other app. Have my Cake AND Eat it, too. 🥳
Thankful for google photos!
by WhitElliott5 on 2021/01/16 09:34
This app is great! Im not good with keeping phones, i have 5 kids and we are unfortunately very rough one devices. We lose, break and hv the occasional freak accidents where my phones are concerned and sadly I’m not great with technology & where I’m always on the go and hv more importantly things on my mind even if I knew what I were doing with technology, I’m bad for leaving messages unfinished or unsent, I forget to post comments after typing them out and anything that has to be saved on a device after I get done with is a lost cause but depending on which settings you have set your Google photos app on and esp with IOS my photos & videos are automatically backed up. This app does everything for you! I love that It allows me to add so much info about my pictures so I know where & when they were taken and on any kind of special of occasions like 1 of my 5 babies birthdays which is a lot to keep up with on their own. I’m super Thankful for google photos for helping me keep special & irreplaceable photos/vids! I can access them from any device, anytime and they make it effortlessly easy to share via social media, messages & email (etc.) showing my friends and family, not only am I a proud mom of a sometimes insanely chaotic “mini baseball team” I am but also It makes me appear so well organized and put together meanwhile ;)
Stores my photos as long as they are not 4K
by Auric Nova on 2018/05/29 00:51
It’s a bit confusing but what they are storing for me is pretty adequate for my needs. It would be nice to know I was storing the original quality but I don’t need another monthly bill besides Google Drive. It’s awesome the way they rotate some of the photos for you or give you that option. I wish they would do more in terms of the facial recognition so that you can correctly date some of your photographs were the dates were stripped in the uploading process which for me was a bit of a hellish experience because it crashed while uploading. I got past all that and everything I own is in my Google library I just don’t have them sorted properly. I’m hoping this will be done automatically in the future using the facial recognition technology otherwise I have to spend years fixing my library. Another suggestion would be if they would show you your duplicates which are close to exact duplicates so that you can delete them on your own. Sometimes it appears to be refusing duplicates but it’s hard to tell exactly what Google is doing behind the scenes occasionally I’ll see a duplicate missing other times I find odd photos in my trash. It would be nice to know exactly what’s happening with them folders. Those are all my suggestions and why I don’t have five stars I appreciate the free storage in the meantime hoping I won’t have to go with higher quality photos in the future.
Love it-plain and simple.
by whitreneeXo on 2020/12/19 07:29
Easy to use, does everything for you! Saves every pic you take and can even sync up with your other devices. You can even edit pics easily and save or archive a copy of the original and then share them to your contacts or social media/etc. directly from the app. This app also does “Remember this date..” and will show you a pic(s) from the current date just years earlier! Provides an unexpected, beautiful walk down memory lane. However, probably the greatest most sincerely personal and unique feature of Google Photos are the ‘Photo Stories’ and ‘Movies’ they compile for you out of your gallery of pictures! Sometimes they even include subject-matter-appropriate background music and include dates, times, places, and titles describing the theme of the slideshow or collage of photos which range anywhere from deeply personal and heartfelt renderings to silly, awesome, one-of-a-kind gifs you can save and use later! You can even easily purchase one -or all!- of these creations for a tangible hard copy if you want! There are literally so many more amazing features to this app that I can’t even name them all without writing a few more paragraphs lol! So, I hope this honest, personal opinion will serve as a good enough review for those of you who have yet to partake in the effortlessness that is Google Photos. 😘🤗✌🏽
Storage Dream (maybe?!)...
by KLP/KPGee9 on 2021/02/20 17:18
I’m giving this 4 as I wait for “our newest update” to change it all up again,lol. Just when you get comfy with the “unlimited cloud storage” & you get all your stuff settled where you like it... AND THEN... “Hi, Just letting you know that there’s been a change in policy that takes effect next update so...” Then you’re scrambling to save your memories before digital annihilation occurs (or you’ve purchased additional space) so it gets 4*’s (& I teetered on 3, LoL) because even though it’s a little contradictory at times (offers up quotes of praise for saving people from extra expenses, keeping your device clear of clutter where bugs love to hide{!} & eliminating the need for many (many!) passwords... but then you get the daily “suggestion” to use “auto->XP”! for backup & whatnot which kinda has the opposite impact on your device..., it is a great App for pictures and the sharing of but... I dunno!?! I’m leery that an update won’t clear up room or something like that?! Things change on a regular basis with these Apps & where one’s great for storage it’s lacking in cool editing tools but it’s free so 🤷🏻‍♀️ (right?!?), LoL! I guess for now it’s fine but my review is as subject to change as the App is. Who knows, maybe a taste of one’s own medicine for a bit would put an end to the potential “fluxing of policy” where updates & the future of storage space &/or fun editing stuff) is concerned.
Rich, vibrant colors and other fun touches
by LauraTheMastermind on 2021/04/28 06:12
I started using Google photos back when I had an LG and was still using XP on my desktop. Colors are richer, more vibrant. I like the feedback message I sometimes get on the bottom of select photos such as “Fix Lighting” or “Order Photo”. It’s useful and the lighting adjust message is always spot on; makes the photo have more depth. The other aspect I like is when I find one of my photos had been “stylized” or “motion” had been added by whoever at Google makes these touches. I don’t mind the feedback and that’s what you get when you agree to allow them to modify. I took a hiatus from Google photos to work with another photo editing tool. When I returned, I found all my pictures neatly archived. Pleasant surprise when I found many I forgot I had. My only negative: back when I was working with windows XP and an LG, Google photos had more filters and other features such as blemish blending and natural looking skin tone enhancers. The best was the awesome selection of frames to chose from. These features have been removed so I need to bridge my photos to another editing app for this. Other than that, Google photos is still my preferred primary editing tool. Thanks for the years of creativity and for thoughtfully archiving all of it.
Hands down best app for keeping & sharing life's most memorable moments
by MeghaMillie on 2017/10/03 03:13
Hands down, The best app for safe-keeping & family sharing of life's most memorable moments. Super easy to navigate all of the features like saving the all of the important details, like location, time & date, and captions of photos to share with others. As a busy, single mom of 2, this app is a lifesaver for me. I can share my children's milestones with family & friends with such ease so no matter how near or far they are, they can watch my babies as they grow. I have a closet full of craft & scrap book supplies that I have picked up here and there but with juggling my career and my 2 little girls, I feel I never get the chance to actually sit down, go through the pictures & videos, take a stroll down memory lane and bring all of my amazing Pinterest crafts to life. Google Photos has simplified the overwhelming fear of feeling like there's so many important details that I won't remember while scrapbooking my 2 girls. It simplified the task of going through and sorting my pics & videos I've backed up over the years and it's helped me to be able to organize and group memorable moments from their birth so that I can start to put these special books of their most memorable moments together.
No flexibility
by StaceyT6 on 2019/12/25 14:05
Google photos is an all or nothing app. Either it backs up all your photos, every single one, or none at all. Sometimes I use a screen shot as a quick reference for a few minutes then delete it from my phone, but then it’s still in the google account. It’s extremely frustrating to go back delete them from google, especially because that too is difficult to do. There’s no easy way to scroll through and delete quickly. You either have to view them from a small thumbnail and hope you’re not deleting something important or take a long time looking at each one and having to click multiple times to delete 1 photo. I am trying to free up space on my phone so deleting photos is supposed to be the easy choice since I have them backed up to google. However it either gives me option to delete ALL of the photos off my phone or none at all. There are still plenty of pictures I would like to keep sorted in the folders I created on my phone for quick reference. I’ve heard the argument “well they’re still on your phone you just have to open google photos instead of your regular photos.” This is of no use if you are somewhere with spotty or no internet connection. The app is not user friendly, the interface is not clean, and the way it sorts photos is of no real use to me. There should be extensive settings where I can toggle on and off different combinations of options.
Like a virus on my phone
by 12346744763423 on 2020/11/15 01:16
I hate google photos. I was really excited to try it. I backed up all my photos from my phone to Google photos. Unfortunately I couldn’t scroll through my photos to see any of them. There’s apparently a glitch where when scrolling through photos the app forces you to scroll all the way back to the top so you can’t ever look through your photos. This continued even after I upgraded my phone and deleted and re installed the app. Nothing fixed it. Finally, I decided to take all my photos from google photos back on to my phone so I can upload them to iCloud instead. Of course when you try to do that often you don’t even get the option to even save photos to your device/phone! And when this happens you have to restart the app. And then when you finally do download images from google photos to your phone in the slowest way possible so the app doesn’t crash the photos are out of order and a complete disorganized mess of photos. Oh, and I’m now trying to delete photos from google photos and it is also deleting those photos from my iCloud even though I disabled syncing. So I’m STILL trying to figure out how to delete photos from google photos (and be done with google photos altogether). I’ve never even written a review for an app in my life but this app is terribly painful to use and even more painful to break up with. I regret ever using google photos. Hours of my life wasted trying to recover my own photos. Useless.
Best app ever!
by Yajnesh on 2021/07/15 16:50
This app is amazing! Much better than the original Photo app in many ways. (Not trying to criticize the app, it’s pretty neat too, just stating my opinion) Although all you can do is look at and edit your photos, I still have so many ways how this particular app is really cool too. 1, there are really cool editing options! You can make really cool collages, interesting animations, amazing color pops, splendid cinematic photos, and terrific movies! 2, there are really cool features! It organizes your photos into different things, (Birthdays, Weddings, etc.), you can share everything you create (And by everything, I mean literally EVERYTHING you create on that bad boy) and so many other really cool things! I could spend hours on that app, it’s so cool! 3, Google Photos actually edits your photos into better ones! Here’s an example: I took a picture at a beach and it looked really nice. When I looked at the photo again on Google Photos I realized the app had turned it into a mind blowing photo! It looked like a painting! So to sum this review up, I just want you to know and understand that Google Photos is the most amazing app I have ever seen! So what are you waiting for? Stop sitting on your fannie and download Google Photos today! Like NOW!!
Google Photos is the only way to go!
by Angel8606 on 2018/08/15 01:00
It’s the only way to go, if ya ask me! I know, ya ain’t asking, right? Okay, well that’s just fine, because I’m just-a-tellin! What I’m telling is that I love this App, because of so many things I won’t be able to list em all! Totally impossible! But I can share a few reasons why I love it so much! One is because of the option of assistant! When you choose this it gives you an option to save or dismiss the Apps, altered & filtered or maybe, brightened & cropped, or maybe, actually I can keep going but you get the Jist of what I’m sayin, right? You won’t believe the things assistant can do to your pics to make them look better or make them look like a work of art! You just won’t believe your eyes, or that you even took the pic in the first place once you see what all it can and will do! Lol woo-wee! I love this so much! Don’t waste your time with any other App out there claiming to do this or that! This one doesn’t have to claim anything, just open it up and Vola! Lol Art, Beauty, Imagination & I can keep going..... you already know! I’m going to stop here and let you see for yourself! The App speaks for itself! Plus I’ve spoken way to much as it is! Jeesh! Lol Y’all will have a blast and enjoy! I know y’all will! Lol Chow!
Love
by leiasgram on 2020/09/16 19:30
Love having all of my pictures in one places for the most part. I also love how smart it is and how the program can go through and recognize faces and group them together, if you name certain individuals. I’ve seen it work on pictures as young as baby photos to older pictures. Now that’s impressive! If it isn’t sure if this person “A” is the same as “B”, then it will ask, “Is ‘A’ the same person as ‘B’ or different? You choose and it moves on to the next picture. Very simple, yet effective. You can go through and label each person in each picture, even the blurring ones, so as to be sure that you remember everything. You can even edit and make changes to the picture once it has been added to Google Photos. Anytime you need the picture, all you have to do is to share it or save it on your device again to reuse. 💜❤️💞 It is truly magnificent! Oh, and the automatic lifelike pics that it makes for you are awesome. You can make little photo album with pictures that you choose or allow the app to do it for you, or just switch one or two pics out here and there. You can print from the app and add a frame. I could just go on and on. Love this app! 🥰
Great app until.... $$$$$$
by Strangermelissa on 2021/03/29 00:07
This app is amazing, I’ve lost important photos before when I’ve updated my phone a couple of years ago, then I found google photos that constantly keeps all your photos and videos in the cloud so you never have to worry about loosing them again! This app is a game changer compared to iCloud that has just a tiny amount of space, and you need to purchase more space to adding photos, and that was the best part about google photos, it was free. And as a student with student loans I don’t have a lot of extra money to spend it on extra cloud space, especially when the money could go towards food or actual space in the real world like my rent. But I’ve gotten the news that google will now be charging for more space, and I’m absolutely devastated I’m using this service as of now, ( while it’s still free), but I can’t guarantee that I’m going to keep using it once I need to purchase more space, like what’s making me purchase google photo space, when if I was gonna purchase more space I could buy Icloud space, and have it be way more convenient and without all the extra steps of uploading my photos then deleting them off my phone and opening another app on top of my Apple photos? It’s just not practical and I’m very sad that I’ll most likely have to move from google photos once I run out of space. Rip free google photos, you will be greatly missed.
Almost perfect!
by Jen's Pics on 2021/01/01 06:53
I am really enjoying the app better than the one that comes on my iPhone! But the thing I don’t like about it is the ease of editing photos! So usually I have to go to the other app & edit & then go back to this app & remove the original unedited version. Other than that I like it much better than the other app because it uses up much less space on my phone! And the picture quality is very good! I also really like how it puts photos in albums of individual people! That part is not always accurate but I can understand why! I think it’s remarkable how they can be as accurate as they are finding pictures of people from years and years ago and put it in the album for the correct person! this is quite a few months after what I wrote before! all above still true except the more photos I have them the more they’re not going into the right people‘s albums like my granddaughter has five different people or more all mixed up and hers a lot of them! so I found that there is a way to let them know that these people are in the wrong album I just will take time! but again I can see how that could happen because more pictures of Medi in the more faces there are! I still like it much better than other ones I have tried!
Be careful what you upload and store!!
by dmgreenw on 2019/11/21 22:21
Although I love the unlimited storage and ease of album making, sharing, and management there are freaky unexplained things that happen to photos you know were in your collection but suddenly are no where to be found! I mean no where, not in the trash, archive, or backup places that you set any where. Case in point, I took a picture of the back and front of my business Credit card so that I could refer to my account numbers when I needed to while it was in the possession of an employee. I did so many times. When I looked for it today it had just vanished! I was not in the trash, archive, or back up places and I had not done anything with it since I last checked it. I don’t know if I was hacked, Google automatically removes such things, or maybe Google pulled for their own uses as per the Usage agreement we all sign without reading. That was not the first time something mysteriously disappeared from my photo collection yet is was the most vital. You will see that things tend to disappear for no reason and you will think you are going crazy and all Google will say is, “Check your archive, trash, and back up settings.” All these suggestions are no help when something totally disappears for no reason. BEWARE!!!
Ok for folks that take social photos
by 16/50 on 2019/02/19 14:02
First, most of my computers are Apple, and I take a lot of photos with my iPhone. This Google app/ system is ok for users that want to take snapshots to post on social media. As an Engineer and technical craftsman, I can’t discern if there is any way to use it for these purposes. My requirements are for technical photographs showing processes and assemblies mainly to send to publishers (and to publish on-line) illustrations for engineering uses. From what I can determine, is’s not too good for that, although I have never purchased a “For Dummies” book and learned the full capabilities of Google Photos. However, I vastly prefer it over the Apple Photo program that takes control of all content, holds them hostage, and deletes them if you don’t want to play by their rules and pay their fees. I actually purchased a Windows-10 laptop for my phone and camera downloads rather than struggle trying to convert and download my pictures to something a user completely “Apple” can use. I do store my social photos ( family, weddings, and vacations, etc.) on Google Photos, simply because they separate them by date and Google doesn’t mess with them further. And, you can download photos to a thumb drive and take them to a corner drugstore photo printer and gets prints for Granny, something impossible with anything Apple.
I like it, BUT...
by adsitimray on 2017/09/20 13:16
I like Google Photos, but I wish their was an option under the "EDIT" tab, where I could add text or be able to write on the actual photo and be able to pick different colors, fonts, size of fonts and also underline, bold or put the text in italics. Also, my email is also linked to my son's phone, since I don't want to set him up with his own email account, until he gets a little bit older, that means that the Google Photo app is also linked to his phone, since he takes photos too. It would be nice to have an option to put a password protection on the albums that photos of each person is under. For example, if the album is labeled "ME", I wouldn't want him clicking on the tab and see photos of his mother that he shouldn't be looking at and scar him for life. Lol! Also, it would even come in handy when parents let their children play on their phone and they stumble upon photos that their parents didn't want them to see. Since my son also takes photos, one other idea that I had would be that anytime he takes photos and Google Photos downloads them, that the photos would be categorized by the device it was downloaded from, but you would still be able to organize the photos into albums later. Thank you!
Secure backup for free
by clwest4 on 2021/01/13 18:39
I love using google photos, and if you have the background app refresh on, it automatically keeps all your photos on the cloud. If not, just open it every few days or so and it will back them up when it’s open. It has helpful tips and touchups, but asks before making any changes (I almost always prefer the touchups to the original!) I take photos of lists and receipts, things I tend to only need for a few hours, and this app has a very helpful function that asks if I still need these types of photos and will gather them up for me to pick any to remove or keep. It also has an optional facial recognition feature - not for everyone, but I love it! It is easy to search for people and even pets! It may not be my most frequently used app, but it might just be my favorite. Today it asked if I’d like to clear space on my phone (yes, of course) and told me I had over 5k photos that had been backed up and were older, then with the press of a button sent them to my deleted folder in the photos app and told me how to permanently remove them from there. I’m upgrading my phone in a few days so that was super helpful, now the transfer will be quicker!
10/10 Recommend!
by EIA101 on 2019/09/15 02:53
i got this app as a way to store photos and make albums, and it has not let me down. i can finally clear up space on my phone for other things while having all my photos in an easily accessible app. it’s very user-friendly. i love how it has gave recognition and makes mini albums for each person! also, you can make your own albums and share them by simply copying a link. google photos is linked to your gmail so you can access pictures and videos anywhere you’re signed in! another benefit is with imessage. you can easily attach photos that are not on your device just by clicking the google photos icon and selecting your images. another amazing feature is that the app recognizes pictures with a lot of writing. when syncing your camera roll to google photos, the app takes the pictures with writing/typing (like a report for school, old notes, etc.) and gives you an option to clear them from your phone, as you probably don’t need them anymore and they’re classified as junk. google photos is an amazing app. it gives you options to create new albums, prints, movies, collages, and animations. this app is a must-have!
Wish All Assistants Were This Good!
by Goldy121 on 2020/04/04 01:47
I have really enjoyed Google photos, especially for the assistant feature. Every now and then I’ll get a notification that the assistant has created a little movie or collage from pictures I took 2, 3, even 5 years ago. It’s great because it usually creates something that you’d like to have but you just never get around to making. Seeing old pictures of a trip with family and friends, the family pet doing something quirky, or being reminded of a special occasion can make your day. Candidly, I’m not a huge fan of the fact that Google has become this massive company with their hands in everything, but for utility apps like this there just aren’t many companies out there who have the time, money and imaginative software developers to create an app like this that actually makes it on to the App Store. For that reason I commend them. Now, if I could just figure out how to block every single move I make and web page I visit from them, I might just stop getting harassed by advertisements for things that I just searched for an hour ago on a completely different device connected to a completely different network!
love it
by Fozzy Bearr<3 on 2020/07/03 21:31
this app is a LIFESAVER when it comes to phone storage. seriously. i chose to pay for original quality photos but even the free version has unlimited photos at a very good quality. the ONLY things i dislike: the actual photo grid is so uneven and eclectic, as opposed to Apple’s photo app which is always evenly spaced and easy to scroll through. i feel like on Google photos, they’re always enlarging some images bigger than others and the scrolling is not even and smooth. i begin to scroll and then suddenly it jumps down to two months ago. then i have to slooowly scroll back up and try and pinpoint the image i was looking for. it’s incredibly annoying. there’s also no option to control how many photos are displayed at once. i have thousands and thousands of photos, so often times on Apple’s photo app i’ll change my settings to allow four or five photos in one row at a time, which enables me to see more photos at once and find a specific image (needle in a haystack type deal) faster. on Google photos, you have the random enlarged images AND there’s only three in a row and no way to change it. it makes navigating my photos difficult. but for FREE?! can i really complain? i’m so grateful someone made this app!
Finally! Google, helping to create peace of mind when I run out of storage for my photos!
by Rockdez on 2018/04/05 16:51
This is the app I’ve been searching for! When I bought my iPhone 8 Plus, I purchased it in such a hurry that I forgot to tell the sales associate I wanted the highest storage iPhone. It was fine for the time being but, I needed to have a backup plan whenever I do happen to run low on storage space. I’ve been stuck with limited to no space available on my phone just a few months after purchasing it. I thought about possibly paying an online company like Box to backup my iPhone but trust is a big issue for me and I couldn’t get myself to take the next step in subscribing to some online account I barely knew. With Google Photos, I can now have peace of mind that my photos and videos will always be in one place safe and sound! Nothing bums me out more than to be at a concert and get a message pop-up during a video recording that I am running out of storage space. Now I don’t have to worry! I also really appreciate how Google Photos makes it easy to use and recommends albums and animations to save specific memories and moments! Best app ever! Totally worth the wait! :)
Easy storage, fun features
by jamaicangel00 on 2019/03/27 03:09
Google Photos is so easy to use! There are so many settings that you can decide on, like whether or not you want photos to automatically be backed up or wait until you are on Wi-Fi. Then, you can have the app on your phone so that you can easily delete the pictures on your phone storage and always see the pictures in the Google Photos app. I personally have turned off photo back up on iPhone, and just use Google Photos. You can access Google Photos from a PC too. And while you’re taking pictures and videos while going to events, Google Photos will make creative designs in the background. So it will give you memories and reminders of what you were doing this day last year or three years ago. And then sometimes it’ll create a movie or animation from the pictures and videos that you’ve taken. It gives you the option to save those or share them if you’d like. And, if it sees that you are using your phone storage when it has already backed up those particular photos, it will make suggestions on groups of photos you can delete/archive from your phone’s memory. Good job Google, as usual 🙂
Excellent for photos, Videos are a STRUGGLE
by iPad3 in Mich on 2018/01/14 18:09
I am upgrading my iPad and have a library of photos and videos on the iPad and synced with iCloud. Download the Google Photos app and give it permission to access your pictures and it takes over. Could not be easier. Be sure to manage your iCloud upload capabilities on your device first and decouple the device from iCloud. This is relevant, I believe, because it has taken a week to synch up ~300 videos from the iPad to Google Photos and in the meantime new pics (from all apple devises sharing the same Apple ID) get shared around to each other making the Google Photos install a bit less straightforward. This is the second Saturday I have been working on this and am now down to roughly 30 videos to get over to Google Photos. Almost done! Bugs I have encountered are minimal, but the count of pics/videos to transfer over is not a reliable number and the &#34;upload in background&#34; setting is not available to me so the app runs in the foreground. I had to upgrade storage size at Google -- for a fee -- because I wanted to keep original resolution and now I am curios about how Google Drive may be useful but don&#39;t know if Google Drive and Google Photos &#34;play nice&#34; with one another.
I love google photos
by Brother Gollum on 2020/01/16 00:23
This app really is both a major convenience, and a lifesaver. Whether you’re trying to combat the possibility that your phone might break and you want to salvage all of your photos, or an easy place to store and organize ALL of your photos, or just a way to save local space on your device, Google Photos is the perfect service for the job. I&#39;ve taken thousands of photos as well and have still not needed to purchase any of the (cheap) extra storage offered by Google. The personalized photo recommendations, and suggested stylized photos are very well done, as well as the automatic grouping of albums by location (which you can turn off if you’d like your location of photos to remain unknown) , and ability to easily order photo books and photo prints in app. I can attest to the photo books looking good as well, as I have ordered one in the past. Can’t speak to the quality of the prints though, although I’m sure they&#39;re of a similar degree of quality. All in all, I have no complaints about Google Photos, and multiple praises of it. The fact that my honest review reads as an advertisement probably says a lot lol. Great app.
Yes it rad! It’s better than face book for family photos and being able for all to use
by Jason Bryant 503 on 2018/11/29 13:23
It better than face book for family and the picture s are quality, I feel google is taking over the world but in a good way, I like the assistant and the effects I even like how they lay things out so I can explore and get better at my use of the systems. I use this and recommend it to everyone, yes I know it also tracking more and faster better with maps high pictures and how I use the google search, but I do admit google make so far everything better but ,invasive but so ar3 people This will make a market for phones cameras and other things we use may closed loop system for privacy, cloud for convenience, and we will see a market for towers and old laptops etc I think it’s cool, people need to learn and study it more so they understand what its purpose is and what it can do as in google ai photos computers tech, it amazing I just hope we do well with it and use it for all and communicate better and remember we need to collaborate with each other to make great photos like we have. It only invasive if the energy is negative . Thank you google 😊😉😎
This app is a parasite
by drake_cantype whatev he want on 2021/09/13 03:45
PLEASE make it obvious how to prevent Google Photos from accessing your iCloud photos. It is a parasite that is adding all of my photos to my Drive storage even though I don’t use it and deleted it a long time ago. I don’t want the storage on my phone taken up on my Google Drive as well. It means I only have 2 GB that can be used for Slides, Docs, and files, since you get 15 for free. This is a much bigger problem than it should be, since I CANNOT get Google Photos to stop syncing my iPhone photos to my Drive. It is literally preventing me from creating Slides and Docs since it’s taking up 13 GB from my phone and taxing that on my Drive as well. I turned syncing off and deleted the app again yet it is still saying that Google Photos is taking up 13 GB of my 15 GB storage on my Drive. I can’t just remove all of my photos on there because it would then delete the photo I have on my iPhone. This is even more infuriating since I don’t even use Google Photos. I deleted it a long time ago and then I go to edit a Google Slide and it says that i can’t because my storage is full. All taken up by an app I don’t even use, and something that should only take up iCloud storage, NOT Google Drive. It is using my iPhone photos to prevent me from using Slides and Docs. This is terrible. I’ll delete my review if this is resolved.
Google Photos is the greatest!!!
by someyahoo on 2021/09/17 09:52
Google Photos is and has been the answer to my photo storage needs. I have told my family, my friends and my business colleagues about Google Photos and it’s benefits, like editing, and sharing, and the photo assistant just to mention a few. I have become a fan of many if not most of the other Google apps. I could go on but Google is doing such a great Historic service with the apps like Google Photos. I am sold and I will follow, use and support Google in what ever endeavors it pursues. Keep up the good work and keep the tweaks and improvements coming. History will remember and identify Google’s contribution to preserving History including social and political trends, including those that are outside the political or social mainstream. History is important and Google has the ability to remember and follow the trends, even if at the moment they seem unacceptable. I do not support the wholesale removal of posts that are considered political or that are deemed to be outside the mainstream such as with food like saturated fat being good or bad or one diet being healthier than another or the use of certain products like medications or vitamins.
such a helpful and amazing app
by abi loves google photos on 2019/06/20 15:05
google photos is absolutely amazing. since i downloaded the app a few years back, it’s saved my life numerous times. i have very low storage on my phone and so I can’t have so many pictures in my apple photos app, but thanks to google photos, I can take as many pics as I want (and trust me I take a ton!) and then back them up to the app, and it will transport the uploaded pics to recently deleted. I don’t have to go through all my pics and see which ones were uploaded, google does it for me and it’s very efficient and easy. i definitely recommend getting this app if you take a lot of pics like me and have low storage. or even if you don’t have low storage, google photos stores your pics for you so if you don’t want all your pics in your phone’s photos app, you should definitely get this app. super helpful and really amazing. separates pics for you into location, and video, and you can make photo albums and collages. you can also sort people by face which is incredibly incredibly useful. all in all, this app is just a lifesaver and if you know me, you always hear me advertise for it.
Can’t get rid of unneeded photos even though there’s a delete option, not organized, uses my storage
by azsedcgyhnjo on 2018/10/21 04:14
I admit it’s good for keeping photos backed up but I have another issue. There is a delete option for pictures and videos. I’m able to delete them, go into my trash, and delete forever but when I close the app and go back in, they’re all back. I’ve restarted my phone, made sure the app was updated, look up it up and couldn’t find anything. Pretty much everything I could do, I did. Point is, I’m in desperate need of storage and deleting thousands of really, unneeded photos is probably the best way to go. I don’t have many apps, just a lot of photos. My photos automatically back up so I don’t have a chance to go through them before they’re saved to my email. The app isn’t organized and nor are my photos. I go in to find photos that I may need and can’t find them. I’m sitting for hours before I find anything. I take lots of photos. I do a lot of photography and am one of those people who loves taking photos instead of living in the moment. I’m contemplating on just deleting the app and going on to use something else. Plus, it’s really buggy and slow. It’s constantly asking to “make space” and delete the pictures in my photo library. When I say no, it just keeps popping up every 5 to 10 minutes. Apple users, honestly just use photo stream. It’s a waste.
Best thing for my cloud storage
by s2019nw on 2020/07/26 15:15
I can’t image I can live without Google Photos for I moved all my photo storage to it. If it’s gone so are my photos! Not only it is free with unlimited space, but also it is so user friendly. I love the way an album is created, pics can be dragged into it or added anytime, before or after it&#39;s made. I love it&#39;s powerful search function and face recognition which can track same person all the way to his life time. I love it&#39;s in-app-photo-scanner which has so many uses. I love it’s movie, animation, slides maker which give your ordinary pics a life instantly.I have so much fun playing around the app with my pics, video clips. It saves me so much money from not paying storage devices/services. It saves me so much time by using auto uploading and sync across devices. My photos are with me whenever I go. Uploading pics is super fast and reliable. Mostly it gives me a peace of mind knowing it’s here for safe storage needs which is priceless. I am so eternally grateful to have priceless gift among other things from Google. Thank you Google Photos for making the world better place for us people to remember!
Hate this stupid app
by lo_well on 2020/12/22 01:56
I’ve used google photos for 4 years now. Little did I know that this was a mistake! All of my photos have been backed up and saved to google photos over the years- and apparently this supposed storage app was actually a black hole. I am now out of storage space, and because of it, my phone practically doesn’t work anymore! It’s been the biggest mess! It’s keeping me from sending messages, receiving mail, taking photos, sending and receiving calls, and just generally using my phone! In an effort to fix this, I purchased a photo drive usb type thing to download all of my photos onto. Little did I realize that it only downloaded from a normal photos app, not google photos. So now I had my work cut out for me. I started off by trying to transfer all of my google photos pictures back to my normal photos app, and was very frustrated to find that the only way to do this was to go one at a time through every single photo. I gave up after about 200+ transfers. So I scoured the web searching for possible solutions. In the end I keep coming to the same conclusion. I either have to change all of my saved photos and videos to a lower resolution, or I have to pay money every month for more storage. I feel really stinking frustrated. I don’t know what to do. If anyone knows a solution I would really appreciate it, thanks!!!
Great app
by Macorin on 2018/08/25 02:30
Google photos is terrific and they have certainly outdone Apple in the Photos app department. Sad that Apple can’t even make a better photos app than Google for their own devices. Google Photos has Apple Photos beaten in so many ways: 1) Google Photos shows camera info and even lets you edit the time of a photo. 2) Google Photos allows you to add descriptions to Photos. 3) Google Photos actually organizes your photos chronologically. Apple says they do in the Photos tab, but they don’t. They organize first by location than chronologically. It’s ugly. 4) Google Photos gives you a speed scroll up and down. 5) Google Photos allows for multi line album names. 6) Google Photos offers free photo storage (full resolution for Pixel owners) and (high resolution to everyone else). 7) Google Photos offers much nicer filters. 8) Google Photos has much better smart organization for their people, places and things Albums. Google Photos is everything that Apple Photos isn’t. It still isn’t perfect, but at least it respects that people can think for themselves and offers many features that Apple Photos should, but doesn’t.
Amazing
by UTPhotog on 2018/05/05 14:53
I take a lot of pictures with my phone and with my SLR. I have a large extended family and lots of grandkids. I have 200,000 ++ digital photos dating back to my first digital camera in 2001. I have digital scans of old 35mm slides. All this has been sitting on my hard drive doing no one any good. I have uploaded each folder of photos on my hard drive onto GF. Each folder on my PC has become an album on GF. This resulted in the creation of hundreds of albums in GF. Once in GF, I then share each album with the appropriate people for that particular album. Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) is scary good. The facial recognition is awesome. It is able to recognize my brother at age 75 all the way down to age 8...automatically! Below age 8 GF needs my help sometimes. So finding all the photos of uncle Harry is a snap. Now all my kids have all the photos related to them on all their devices. All searchable by person, date, location, setting (beach, mountains, etc). They love it. I love it. All unlimited and free. I still keep my SLR RAW files on my PC, but I have now made all my photos accessible to family and friends. Simply amazing.
Best App/Program on the web!!!
by JohnnyComeHome on 2018/04/27 03:31
I was always worried about eventually losing pictures and have no memories of my life when photography went all digital. However, Google Photos solved that problem and it’s really astounding what it does for you automatically. I have a DSLR camera, and I was also worried that I would have to always take pictures from the phone or transfer them to my laptop, but no not only does Google give you unlimited storage, it automatically stores all the photos nicely organized albums from any device you own. Next they are hard at work putting together albums or special effects etc., something that would take you hours to complete if you even knew how! Honestly, I could do without many programs and apps, but the two of my favorite apps, Google Photos and Google Play Music are making me want to consider going with all Google products,laptop,cell phone,chrome cast etc. I have an I phone and while Google Photos keeps up with those photos, the I phone only has photos from when I started using the phone. Google photos keeps them safe and secure! Unbelievable App!
Can NOT go Back to Life Before Google Photos
by PJ Jackson13 on 2019/11/27 11:36
Seriously guys, I would hate to think of going back to life without google photos! Google Photos is one of those apps that you had no idea you needed in your life, but once you do, you can never go back to how you was doing things before🤩🤩🤩 I love having one place that can have confidence in knowing my photos are easily accessible from anywhere. Plus, being able to share photos of my grandson with my daughter and vice versa in the moment is priceless. My husband and I are always in two different places, but we are always working on the same projects and Google Photos has been a huge help in us being able to share photos, ideas, etc. that keeps our projects moving forward. Lastly, although I could keep going, but since this is only a review, I am attempting to keep as brief as possible 😂 Back to lastly, the organization, tips, and ease of ordering is tremendously helpful! I am a huge Google Fan across the board, as many of the applications has just made everyday tasks so much simpler, so just giving a shout out and a big Thank You😀🙌👍
Ehhhhh......read before you download
by Scooby2121 on 2021/03/22 05:43
Okay, so original when I downloaded this I was really excited because I have a LOT of photos and thought this would be good. My family said it’s a really good app and I should definitely download it. It’s started of good and then....ehhhh... it just got really bad. So it backed up everything which was good, but it literally took all of my storage. I was not able to receive emails, write emails, take photos or download apps or make documents in google drive. That was bad... I couldn’t do anything because once you have the app, you can’t really get rid of it. You delete it, it deletes ALL of your photos. Eventually, I figured out how to kinda fix it, but I could no longer go into the app. I have no idea if this is just me because the rest of my family had no trouble with this but I had much more photos then them. Idk, take what you want from this but other than that its a pretty good app. You can share albums with friends and family and it does back it up. Good and bad, but take my experience and download with percussion. Have a good rest of your day!😀👍
I love it BUT ...
by Julz xo on 2020/12/31 07:02
I absolutely love Google Photos! I haven’t had a problem with anything until recently. I’ve never used another cloud service except Google that I knew about until I discovered one day after my phone was stolen that was not the case. I got a newer Samsung phone a couple years ago and when setting the phone up I logged into everything from google, Samsung, Microsoft.. whatever.. anyways every now and then I’d get on my google account and back up whatever data created since the last time and I’m almost positive that meant contacts and photos as well. Well after my phone was stolen and I tried accessing some of the things I was looking for like photos and contacts and to my surprise NOTHING was there from the Samsung phone! Honestly, this is a little bit of my fault as well for a lack of knowledge.. i thankfully found the photos I was SOOO happy to have found in the one drive app. Not sure how my photos got sent to that cloud instead of google but it’s definitely something I’m aware of now and will pay attention to. Other than that little scare .. I’m grateful for this app.
Organizes your visual life impeccably with little to no work on your part!
by Westpalmdrifter on 2018/10/07 04:48
Google photos does a very good job of backing up unlimited amounts of photos and videos for free. It doesn’t end there! Google photos does a great job of recognizing faces places and objects on demand. Another great feature about this app is the fact that one can go on a trip and within a day or two of returning, google photos has prepared a photo album that you can edit, caption, and add to based on the geo tag of each photo. As if all of that wasn’t enough, google photos allows you to edit your photos and videos within the app, save them, and then share a single photo/video or groups of them with friends or family via a web link. This gives you total control of what others see. The fact that google photos is secured with your Gmail address and password, means that you can login to view your photos practically anywhere you have an Internet connection. Best photo and video software I have ever used...in fact, everyone else is rushing to copy features already perfected here. Try it. You&#39;ll like it. Promise.
Beyond brilliant
by Beaver.A on 2018/11/28 14:43
Google photos is probably the most useful app I have ever downloaded. Everything is easy and seamless. Being able to search people or animals by their faces is an amazing feature that I use often. I love that google photos creates albums, collages and movies on its own for me. Sharing photos is perfectly simple. I really like the archive feature, it’s relatively new. It allows you to put photos in a separate folder that you might not need such as screen shots or other photos you’d want to hide from your regular photos. Another feature I’ve been appreciative of lately is ‘rediscover this day,’ it allows you to see photos you took in this day during previous years. I love this app. I tell all my friends and family to download it. Nothing else even comes close to what it can do. If anything I’d make a couple suggestions although I’m satisfied with the app without them. 1 - make a secret archive folder that can only be accessed with a password. 2 - allow users to create a custom collage (put the photos in the place they want rather than the app organizing them for you)
I love time is saves me in organizing my photos.
by Ahdfedn on 2020/05/13 12:12
I have taken photographs all my life and have thousands of pictures. People often ask me for pictures of loved ones that are no longer with us or for special occasions like my Daughters sweet 16 birthday. On google I have all my cellphone pictures and special events. For birthdays I like to run a slide show of that person life. All I have to do is select that person and I have an album of every picture I have taken of them. I often need to search for an event but don’t remember what date it occurred. I do a quick search on google for people or places to find that event. I always have some cellphone pictures of the event where I can inspect that picture and get the information on when it was taken. I then search my computers hard drive for that file date to locate all my photos taken on that day. Future requests: My 35mm pictures are too many and large file sizes to upload all of them so I would love to be able to run googles face recognition on my computers hard drive and keep a low resolution copy of all my pictures in the cloud.
It was great up until the recent update.
by KingbossJr. on 2020/07/13 11:00
I currently have an iPhone XR and I take pictures with it everyday. I use google photos to save all my photos about twice a week. It worked perfectly fine. I have thousandsssss of photos and videos online and Google Photos worked for me for over 1 year. It worked perfectly fine. Now my videos won’t upload. I’ve tried changing the setting on my camera to lower settings for storage. I thought that maybe the files were to large. But after countless to testing none of my videos have uploaded. I’ve even tried screen recordings and Live Photo’s. They don’t upload either. So then I thought it was my WiFi connection. It might be slow or something. So I tried it in my school campus’s WiFi which is really fast. I’ve tested it up to speed over 1 gb a sec. didn’t work. I’ve tried it with my LTE full bars unlimited thanks to Verizon and still nothing. I’ve tried my WiFi at home and disconnected every device from the WiFi and left my phone to upload for 2 hours. I then came back and nothing. My phone has 92 gb of video alone and a ton of photos. Idk what to do. This app WAS amazing and I promise you all it worked for me hundreds of times before but this update ruined it for me. I hope it’s a glitch or something and they fix it soon. I’m begging you guys google 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Solid photo app
by Shurman292 on 2018/04/23 22:12
I’ve been using google photos for over two years now and it has been an innovative, reliable way to backup photos and videos. The search feature is magic. There’s no other way to describe it. I searched for “headset” and a picture from five years ago popped up with me in the front seat of a small airplane with a headset on...it also somehow correctly recognizes people from birth to adulthood. I don’t know about you, but I look nothing like I did when I was two years old. There are a couple improvements I would suggest though. First, editing photos could be significantly more robust. It currently has all the basic editing features you would find in most default phone photo apps. Second, a more clear, innovative organization method would be very handy. As it stands, I have tens (maybe hundreds) of thousands of photos all arrayed in a vertical flow with the months/years denoted along the side. Perhaps the option to automatically organize/rearrange into (gasp) folders by year, event type (wedding, vacation, etc) or person and other categories. Just a thought.
Features break over time + no support
by RawwrBag on 2018/10/31 17:45
I’ve used Google Photos since launch. It works fine at first but as the amount of metadata builds up, features start to break. First it was “sharing in progress; keep app open to finish” that would last for days at a time despite it appearing to complete immediately. Then one day it just stopped syncing edits, at all. Next it started failing to show new photos that had been downloaded locally and not yet uploaded. Around this time it also started uploading duplicates of things. At some point during all of this, assistant creations began failing to save. They would show up again every time I opened the app. Shortly after, it stopped showing new assistant suggestions and only the old “stuck” ones that I couldn’t clear or save. Somewhere along the way, it halved the number of photos it was tracking for backup from 3,000 to 1,500 without me deleting anything locally or freeing up space. Reinstalling the app fixes some but not all of these issues, and only for awhile. Buyer beware. You’ll get hooked by all the cool features and then it’ll start to fall over. Also, there is absolutely no support whatsoever, which is sad because I actually bought extra storage for the service. I’m a paying customer and there is literally no way to contact Google about any of my issues.
Collages are easy; make them better
by Judy Kotar on 2018/10/07 06:46
I&#39;m preparing educational collages of many species of trees: full height, and closeups of leaves/needles, flowers/fruits or cones. Examples are larch, basswood, katsura. I choose the same 3 photos or 4 photos repeatedly in hopes of getting the specific arrangement I want. If there are 3 views, I want the full height of the tree to be the full height of the collage. Sometimes the app won&#39;t give me that. I wish I could see a set of diagrams. Suppose I select a diagram with 3 vacancies. I want you to label them first, second, third. The first photo I select goes in position #1, then #2, etc. If I want the biggest picture verticle on the left side, all I have to do is choose the right diagram, note the number in the tall box, and tap the tall tree when I get to that number. I think it&#39;s logical to name the biggest box #1. I&#39;m not asking for ability to select the dimensions of the boxes; I like what you have now. I&#39;m not asking for new diagrams; you already offer a full set with 2, 3, or 4 photos. If someone selects more than four photos, they should accept whatever arrangements the app currently offers. The permutations &amp; combinations are too numerous.
Great but VERY SLOW
by LilGohan on 2018/11/29 00:20
I cannot think of a more useful app like this day to day. I have a 64GB iphone and my friends always flex on me because they have 256 GB or whatever. Now i flex on them because i have UNLIMITED STORAGE!!! I can truly say this app is a miracle worker, because otherwise, I would have to upload my photos to icloud where my ENTIRE family could see, but now there is this. The app is great but it is VERY slow. I have about 3000 photos to back up, and I expected it would take maybe 1-2 days. I even tried to not take anymore photos until it backed up fully so I don’t overload it or anything. Boy was I wrong, it has been 2 WEEKS!! AND I STILL HAVE 300 photos to back up. For some reason, the number keeps glitching, even though I’m not taking photos, the number sometimes keeps going up. One day I’m down to only a 150 photos to back up, a minute later, I have 291 photos to back up. I understand it may just me my slow phone, but this should be compatible with all users. I decided to upgrade just for this reason, and if it doesn’t work then, I will give it a 3 star rating, if it works, I will change my rating to a 5! Thanks Google!!!
Easy to use, a life saver!
by dovesy on 2020/06/24 22:01
I am a PC/Windows user, with an iPhone, which means if I don’t use iCloud, and I backup my Apple/iTunes information onto a new iPhone, years of photos are automatically added to my new phone and can not be deleted. It’s driving me insane and I came up to 10k in photos! As a result I couldn’t use my phone at all or update. I wasn’t even able to delete my photos or back it up. Thanks to the Google Photo app, I was able to backup and delete 7k of photos off my iPhone. It’s been such a seamless experience. Every time I open Google Photo app, it backs up all the photos/most recent photos onto the app. There are organization features like archiving but the app essentially does all the hard work for you. It’s really amazing, like magic! In the end I was able to clear up phone storage space and update my phone. I can even access these photos via my gmail when I open Google Photos on the desktop. It makes creating digital photo collages an easy task when I have access to all my photos from mobile to desktop. I love this app!!!
Issue with google photos
by Cheribeliber on 2021/01/28 09:04
Hello I love google photos but I’m a little frustrated at the moment, I am suggesting an update with google photos and I am having an issue. When I go to into trash tab in google photos app there’s pictures and videos I never put in trash it’s just there automatically. I see ones that I actually did mean to put in trash but there’s ones that I never put in trash and when I try to restore all it goes back into trash ones that I never meant to put in trash. Also when I try to delete all in trash it goes back in there. This is frustrating because I know photos and videos stay in trash for 30 or 60 days. I believe and if photos and videos are in there that I never press delete for after those 30 days them all of them will delete automatically and permanently and I have some important photos and videos on the app that I can’t loose. It’s putting photos and videos in trash without me knowing, I don’t know if it’s a bug issue or not but I am suggesting that you guys come out with an update to fix this. It could be doing this to other people putting stuff in trash automatically without them knowing and after those 30 days they may loose everything bc it deleted permanently automatically.
Great Over 50 App
by Kit-Kat Tunes on 2018/04/22 15:11
Generation X and Baby Boomers have some say in this World of Technology! Typically we purchase the iPhone with less memory space available because let’s face it, “we’re not that techie”. What we fail to realize we’re going through that stage of life with the plastic pull-out wallet photo album our grandmothers use to whip out on everyone, strangers on public transit included. The only difference, our whip-out photo album is on our cell phones. Suddenly you realize with all those photos and videos of the family, and your memory capacity notifications have you wishing you had bought the phone with more memory! THANK YOU GOOGLE PHOTO APP! You have saved the day! I can store my plastic photo flip-out album now on my Google Photos and have memory to spare! The navigation on the app is so simple for all us “not so techie” 50+ people. The document archive is a great feature too. No more searching through photos for those paid bill screenshots. I also love the photo editing suggestions, considering I’m not a professional photographer. This App is a must for all 50+!
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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. • 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. • 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 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. • GOOGLE LENS: Search what you see. This preview enables you to identify text and objects in your photos to learn more and take action. • ON YOUR TV: View your photos and videos on your TV with Chromecast and Airplay 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 you back up in High quality before June 1, 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: https://google.com/intl/en_US/policies/privacy Google One Terms of Service: https://one.google.com/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.
Fav app
by KristiDriggers on 2021/10/18 00:23
Easy to use, edit photos, and keep in order.
Google Photo hard to beat
by @3$3%3%% on 2021/10/17 23:37
Love it and the choices available. Great way to share albums👍🏻
Fotos
by Leilorsanz on 2021/10/17 22:59
Excelente aplicación para guardar las fotos.
Love this app!!!
by DkHargett on 2021/10/17 22:57
This is an awesome app, I love all the different options you have for your photos
Love google photos
by boo boo princess on 2021/10/17 22:36
Absolutely love google photos! So very easy to use! Great app I actually use this on my iPad.
Bdibb
by bedibb on 2021/10/17 22:26
Love having my photos backed up so easily.
Awesome
by steve j brady on 2021/10/17 22:07
Glad bought 200 GB.. JUST STILL SAME ..LOL HOPE ANY % off I could buy it ? For Gb n Mb ?
Love. It
by rossierizie on 2021/10/17 22:02
Love all you can do with is app I enjoy playing with it making memories better!
Excellent
by Dancing on the roof on 2021/10/17 21:44
This app completely blows apple photos iPhoto away the organization the predictability in the AI are extremely useful
Rotate
by Rollinhobos on 2021/10/17 21:27
They do the work for me !
I like google pictures
by azy h on 2021/10/17 21:25
Very useful and creative and surprising👌
GOOGLE PHOTOS — THE BEST
by BikerBabeEv on 2021/10/17 20:05
I don’t know what I ever did without Google photos. Everything I need to do to a photo can be done in Google photos. I love the organization And face recognition.
Awesome app!
by Cryglasco on 2021/10/17 19:36
Really makes it easy to save pictures but most of all my favorite feature are the movies the app creates. They become very memorable as time goes. Also the animations are amazing!!! Thank you for making it easier for a Mom to create memories.
Great app
by 3sonssolis on 2021/10/17 19:25
I finally started using this app and wondered where it had been all my life. I can easily search for people and creat movies.
Love it!!!
by Ani from Hawaii on 2021/10/17 18:47
Love this app. It has saved a lot of photos from a few years and the animation picture that it suggests for you are beautiful.
BEST APP EVER!!
by AJLG167 on 2021/10/17 18:32
helps so much with storage on my phone
Google photos
by M.A.Dsunshine on 2021/10/17 18:29
I love when it shows me memories. I love that it creates collages and panoramas.
Bring back unlimited storage!
by Disappointed207 on 2021/10/17 17:47
I loved this app and would have given it 5 stars before they changed their storage from unlimited down to a measly 15GB. It’s a trap to purchase the extra storage because once you do that, they have you forever paying $1.99/month and that will no doubt increase. If you don’t want to pay anymore, will you lose all your photos? Safely backing up photos is the whole point of this app, so I am knocking three stars off for this terrible change in policy.
Thank
by Lewis Thura on 2021/10/17 16:31
Thank
Zozo coop coop
by zozo coop on 2021/10/17 13:48
Love
Excelente
by msotod on 2021/10/17 13:47
Fácil, cómodo y organizada aplicación para el manejo de las fotos, en especial por poder compartir, editar y crear álbumes.
Excellent
by louiegt on 2021/10/17 13:18
So happy to have somewhere to store my photos
Useful and easy
by m0nster80 on 2021/10/17 13:01
Only thing I don’t like is how they charge for storage now come on google I’m sure you make enough money…
need an update
by WhateverNameIsntTaken22 on 2021/10/17 12:13
love love love this app but it&#39;s not working. it&#39;s not deleting and it&#39;s not letting me put my pics into their folders. please fix this bug.
I’m impressed!
by aapatm on 2021/10/17 12:10
This app is so helpful! It automatically does what I don’t have time to do.
Great app
by nauticalbouy on 2021/10/17 11:40
Lovin it one of the best photo apps ever
Storage
by boorathernotpay on 2021/10/17 11:35
I’ve used google photos for years now and I hate that I have a Max amount of storage now before I must pay.
Great photo storage
by rosy1722 on 2021/10/17 11:22
Love this app best feature is that you can select and print or create a photo book The ease of the process is incredible
Takes far too long
by Ljsa on 2021/10/17 10:25
Still downloading and only 10% done 1 week later
Wonderful
by AnitaM84 on 2021/10/17 10:01
Having a backup of all your pictures stored for free in one place is amazing. Plus the convenience of having them available at any time in one app is priceless.
👍🏿
by Stephen10031 on 2021/10/17 09:48
👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿
Time saver
by fence life on 2021/10/17 08:02
Helps a ton with organizing and facial recognition. Save me a lot of time
LOVE IT!
by gracielaaisabel on 2021/10/17 06:09
This app has saved me SO much storage and SO many pictures! Definitely get it if you’re having storage issues. It’s a life saver
Perfect
by PaScHaLboi on 2021/10/17 05:24
It’s great. Brought back feelings of memories from couple of years back. Nice work here.
Photos
by HottFoo on 2021/10/17 05:08
Easily the best photo organizer out there . Less complicated than Apple and good prices . Never worry where my pictures are amd whether or not they are in a safe place . Thanks Google
Recomendadisima
by postre23 on 2021/10/17 02:50
Muy buena fácil de usar y con muchas opciones para hacer
Numerous photos randomly disappear
by Downriverdude on 2021/10/17 02:38
This is terrible. There are multiple numerous gaps in my photos timeline, hundreds of photos just randomly have disappeared spanning multiple years. They are just gone forever. Horrible, horrible application to trust your life memories to.
Love it
by Korlione on 2021/10/17 02:14
Gotta have it
Love it!
by Hyeglenn on 2021/10/17 01:40
Love it!
It’s My Go To
by Lagrive333 on 2021/10/17 01:34
Yes, i use Apple Photo Library BUT I rely on Google Photos. Much more dependable. Made sure it still works in my new iPad. YES IT DOES!
Best fit for my photos
by Vic G-M on 2021/10/17 01:13
I was constantly trying to find the perfect app to store my photos and I finally find that in Google Photos. Allows me to edit, place in folders, and it gives so many great options!
Great app
by woodchuck19...69. on 2021/10/17 00:28
Love it
Great App
by arh5433 on 2021/10/16 22:59
Love using this — highly recommended!
Pictures
by dezislow on 2021/10/16 21:32
Family and friends
Two Drawbacks
by LittleMeegs on 2021/10/16 21:03
Overall this app is amazing: it backs up everything and organizes your photos to make searching easy. However I’m disappointed by two things: 1.) You can’t truly turn the Sync&amp;backup off. When you enable it, any photos you take will still go to Google Photos. They just won’t be “backed up”. 2.) You can’t delete photos from the app. When you delete a photo, it removes it from your device as well. These are two big issues for me. If these were changed, the app would be flawless.
I love this app.
by Cheater@1153 on 2021/10/16 20:04
This is my favorite. I have an iPhone 11 and yet I still choose to use Google Photos.
A great tool
by emanisbac on 2021/10/16 20:03
A wonderful help in organizing and giving options on usage and utilization.
The best
by keys9519 on 2021/10/16 19:55
The absolute best I have pictures from years ago memory’s I’ll never forget ! Thanks google ❤️
Much better and more storage than iTunes on my iPad!!!
by Romero83 on 2021/10/16 19:33
Love this app, it gives me quality storage and a whole lot more than my iPad, without CHARGING me for extra GBs. THANK YOU GOOGLE!!!
Helping me clear things unneeded:
by Pridgrn on 2021/10/16 19:30
Thank you 5 stars ⭐️’s YorkieMom
Absolutely love this app!
by raemee.74 on 2021/10/16 18:47
Serves my purposes to a t
I love the Google Photos app!
by Yelpsalittle on 2021/10/16 18:12
It can layer the timestamp and GPS location on all of your pictures. It syncs fine from my iPhone to my Windows laptop or Android tablet. Then transfer everything to Google Live. It’s very user friendly.
Cool APP
by 2haute on 2021/10/16 18:00
Great APP I need to learn it better so I can quickly locate saved pics.. I hope they don’t ever get hacked
Memories
by bogler87 on 2021/10/16 17:40
So many memories are forget and google photos brings them all right back. 💙
My favorite!😄
by daisysingh on 2021/10/16 17:29
Love this app! So user friendly and fun.
Love Google Photos
by markfef on 2021/10/16 17:23
A fantastic application for managing your photos as well as suggest some fantastic pictures, movies, collages, etc... all from your photos.
Love it
by PrettyinPinkInked on 2021/10/16 17:05
I can always count on Google Photos to dig up surprise treasures that I had forgotten! I love the Gifs that it makes of my photos, some are hilarious! I would highly recommend it as a tool to add to your collection of apps!
Great photo app
by Fayfay1 on 2021/10/16 16:40
This is great for me because my phone never has space. Saving to the google photo app helps free up space on my phone and keeps all my photos safe. It also does cool photo animations and reminders of your photos
Personal Photography Assistant
by AngelPhx on 2021/10/16 16:27
Best app for photos. Not only can you search by a face but the animations and videos Google creates will give you all the feels 🥺 Even as a new iPhone user, I wouldn’t trade any Google products for the world
Ole Reliable
by Auzzie2596 on 2021/10/16 16:07
Always there when the crappy iCloud is “too” full *eye roll* anyways! You’ll never be disappointed and you’ll always know in the back of your mind your photos are safe and sound🤗
Outstanding app!
by randyw57 on 2021/10/16 14:39
Extremely functional! Easy to use. I migrated from Lightroom and Photoshop easily.
Ill never stop using it!
by AlmaLizeth956 on 2021/10/16 14:37
Its where I can have all my photos and videos in one place! The BEST for storage.
Best picture administrator
by Chomplin on 2021/10/16 14:13
I have been using this app since day one, tried many more and years pass by but Google Photos is still my number one option!
Picture
by Anniethinggoes on 2021/10/16 13:10
Horrible… cannot transfer any of my photos to FB
Great app
by Memaw Hix on 2021/10/16 12:38
Allows for easy backups, easy deletes, easy to move folders
Hard to use
by doodads88 on 2021/10/16 12:11
I can’t figure out how to use. I do not like this ap. Facebook memories are a lot better.
Love This App
by fasttimes89 on 2021/10/16 11:00
Love this app
Excellent. Logically organized
by ramonfc on 2021/10/16 10:01
I’ve come to depend on this app a lot more than I thought, when I started using it. Reliable and robust. Keeps my phone’s memory clear. Like it.
wouldn’t recommend
by xpuggs on 2021/10/16 09:18
So at first i downloaded the app to save storage because i had over 3000+ pics and videos . The app did it’s job and saved so much space . The reason i rated 2 stars is because now there’s a limit of 15 GB on the app . Which completely kills the point of the app which is to save your entire gallery for basically an infinite amount of storage . So now if you want more space , you have to pay for it . I wouldn’t recommend the app to anyone . I won’t discredit everything though . The app works great except for a couple bugs like some faces being mixed up . Another being when the app asks me if some faces look like “this person” . But when i click on the person , I can’t see anything . It goes back to the start and i can’t do anything about it . If you wanna download it for yourself , go for it . I just wish they didn’t add the limit .
Amazing!!!!
by johnson kenndey999 on 2021/10/16 08:50
I really really love this app download it now you won’t regret!! It got whatever you need PLUS it’s free thats all I need and many people need Thank you for caring for people and making it free!!!
Great app to manage photos and videos, but no landscape view on an iPhone X?
by davidyoon on 2021/10/16 06:42
Google Photos is a great app. I&#39;ve been using it for years as the primary way to manage, store and share photos and videos. The cost per gigabyte of storage is much cheaper than Apple iCloud too (I hope that Google brings down the cost per GB even more!) The free space on the phone function is very convenient. However, the photo syncing function doesn&#39;t work consistently. Also, when someone shares photos with me and I save them to my library, the photos don&#39;t always save.
It’s good but
by Raine744 on 2021/10/16 05:53
It was good u til I backed up photos the deleted the old ones off my phone for storage space and everything deleted from google photos. I’m beyond mad right now . I can never get those photos that I took back. I’m a photographer and those photos meant a lot to me . I’m so disappointed right now
Google Photos is good
by Rogueten on 2021/10/16 03:37
It is very simple to set up and holds unlimited photos. The only down thing it saves the pictures in a proprietary format.
Excellent
by Scheckmom on 2021/10/16 02:29
So convenient and easy to use. Makes it easy to free up space on my phone and keep photos in a central location.
Amazing
by playboi44 on 2021/10/16 02:17
Just perfect
Amazing App
by SSD822 on 2021/10/16 01:38
Everything I could ask for and more.
Photos
by great2019 on 2021/10/16 01:07
Great app for saving photos and it is FREE!
Finally got a good storage saver!
by Safiroazul on 2021/10/16 00:40
I don&#39;t have to worry about my photos taking up space on my phone! And in an organized fashion!
love All the animations and movies it makes and all the memories thank you
by miabeach305 on 2021/10/16 00:25
its awesome!!!
Google Photos
by Hvychvy383 on 2021/10/16 00:03
So Far so Good!
Love this app!
by Chelle Young on 2021/10/15 22:26
I absolutely love this app. It’s easy to find photos by dates and content. It allows you to share photos easily with other google users.
Pretty awful
by Guppie78 on 2021/10/15 20:25
Really not user friendly to upload photos, make albums, share photos to desktop etc. Seems to be different photos available depending on which device/desktop I’m using and little help when trying to see if I need to do something to sync the two.
Aplicación perfecta!
by Marlonboli on 2021/10/15 20:22
La verdad de lo mejor de Google
I wish I could rate it SIX stars
by claudio Colen on 2021/10/15 20:11
Simply the best way to free space in your device and keep important and useful photos.
Kids
by sugeemoto on 2021/10/15 19:51
Have kept photos for me that I did not know I had
I lost all my photos
by iballlikekobe on 2021/10/15 16:36
Don’t get me wrong it’s a great app lovely one but I clicked on it. It asked me to enter my password which I did told me password was incorrect an I had just logged in a day before that was my password. Now I have nothing all of my precious memories are gone :(
Love this app!
by Clcobi on 2021/10/15 16:32
Great app, especially if you take lots of pics!
Best photos app ever
by zohaibmasood on 2021/10/15 16:18
Best photos app.
Google Photos App Rocks!
by Pro Active on 2021/10/15 15:52
I absolutely LOVE this app! It rocks, and it&#39;s one of my favorites.
Excelencia en calidad y notificaciones
by morromorra on 2021/10/15 15:03
Gracias por tanto
Love it!
by Revtdj2 on 2021/10/15 14:53
Well organized
Good Way to Store Photos
by Loves to Travel 1992 on 2021/10/15 14:28
I always run into issues with my iCloud storage with my iPhone, but since I have started using Google Photos, I do not have any problems.
Vacation Time
by Liberty time on 2021/10/15 12:53
It’s helpful and fun.
Love it
by theory526 on 2021/10/15 12:44
Love the app!!!
Intrusive notifications
by AlexLouder on 2021/10/15 12:31
When I mark in the app settings “do not send me promotional notifications” and you still do, you get a 1 star review.
saves storage
by Spencer Marshall on 2021/10/15 12:09
this app helped me save storage. it will automanicly move all photos to it, and then you can get it back later if you need to delete it. 5/5 10/10
Fun!
by Another Wait-er on 2021/10/15 11:11
An array of tools to be creative &amp; jumpstart a kewl little project to (re)capture photos you forgot you had.
Tac trac
by getNasty2 on 2021/10/15 09:33
It’s to hard to find photos. Never can search for photos
Really Goog.
by LibertyPoppins on 2021/10/15 05:53
Love the Goog. H8 the cloud.
Futuristic
by Calculated Carly on 2020/12/13 17:28
I am blown away by the features of this app. I LOVE that I can search my hundreds of thousands of pictures in any word or name. Google Photos can tell one baby from another, even correctly identify a baby as they grow up. In other words, I can type in my tween daughter’s name and Google Photos will pull up every picture of her, staring at birth. This app can tell one ANIMAL from another! I’ve labeled my Kitty as “Kitty” (which is her name). I can search “Kitty” and suddenly every picture of Kitty pops up! In fact, every time I take a picture of my precious little Pretty Kitty, it automatically gets filed in photo album “Pretty Kitty”. ALSO, within a picture, Google Photos can transcribe any words within the picture! This is EPIC. I can take a picture of someone’s business card and save it AS a Contact! I can take a picture of a recipe and automatically turn it into a text document. When creating a PowerPoint, I was able to search for things like “parking lot”, “grass”, “happy”, “Manchester”, etc etc. Just blows my mind. Though my phone is apple, I use Google Photos over Apple Photos, hands down. That said, the two apps work well together. Apple Photos allows me to edit photos in ways I cannot through Google. Google Photos allows me to create projects and utilize the amazing search function. Many times, I have edited photos in one a pp, then open/ work with the same photos in the other app. Have my Cake AND Eat it, too. 🥳
Thankful for google photos!
by WhitElliott5 on 2021/01/16 09:34
This app is great! Im not good with keeping phones, i have 5 kids and we are unfortunately very rough one devices. We lose, break and hv the occasional freak accidents where my phones are concerned and sadly I’m not great with technology &amp; where I’m always on the go and hv more importantly things on my mind even if I knew what I were doing with technology, I’m bad for leaving messages unfinished or unsent, I forget to post comments after typing them out and anything that has to be saved on a device after I get done with is a lost cause but depending on which settings you have set your Google photos app on and esp with IOS my photos &amp; videos are automatically backed up. This app does everything for you! I love that It allows me to add so much info about my pictures so I know where &amp; when they were taken and on any kind of special of occasions like 1 of my 5 babies birthdays which is a lot to keep up with on their own. I’m super Thankful for google photos for helping me keep special &amp; irreplaceable photos/vids! I can access them from any device, anytime and they make it effortlessly easy to share via social media, messages &amp; email (etc.) showing my friends and family, not only am I a proud mom of a sometimes insanely chaotic “mini baseball team” I am but also It makes me appear so well organized and put together meanwhile ;)
Stores my photos as long as they are not 4K
by Auric Nova on 2018/05/29 00:51
It’s a bit confusing but what they are storing for me is pretty adequate for my needs. It would be nice to know I was storing the original quality but I don’t need another monthly bill besides Google Drive. It’s awesome the way they rotate some of the photos for you or give you that option. I wish they would do more in terms of the facial recognition so that you can correctly date some of your photographs were the dates were stripped in the uploading process which for me was a bit of a hellish experience because it crashed while uploading. I got past all that and everything I own is in my Google library I just don’t have them sorted properly. I’m hoping this will be done automatically in the future using the facial recognition technology otherwise I have to spend years fixing my library. Another suggestion would be if they would show you your duplicates which are close to exact duplicates so that you can delete them on your own. Sometimes it appears to be refusing duplicates but it’s hard to tell exactly what Google is doing behind the scenes occasionally I’ll see a duplicate missing other times I find odd photos in my trash. It would be nice to know exactly what’s happening with them folders. Those are all my suggestions and why I don’t have five stars I appreciate the free storage in the meantime hoping I won’t have to go with higher quality photos in the future.
Love it-plain and simple.
by whitreneeXo on 2020/12/19 07:29
Easy to use, does everything for you! Saves every pic you take and can even sync up with your other devices. You can even edit pics easily and save or archive a copy of the original and then share them to your contacts or social media/etc. directly from the app. This app also does “Remember this date..” and will show you a pic(s) from the current date just years earlier! Provides an unexpected, beautiful walk down memory lane. However, probably the greatest most sincerely personal and unique feature of Google Photos are the ‘Photo Stories’ and ‘Movies’ they compile for you out of your gallery of pictures! Sometimes they even include subject-matter-appropriate background music and include dates, times, places, and titles describing the theme of the slideshow or collage of photos which range anywhere from deeply personal and heartfelt renderings to silly, awesome, one-of-a-kind gifs you can save and use later! You can even easily purchase one -or all!- of these creations for a tangible hard copy if you want! There are literally so many more amazing features to this app that I can’t even name them all without writing a few more paragraphs lol! So, I hope this honest, personal opinion will serve as a good enough review for those of you who have yet to partake in the effortlessness that is Google Photos. 😘🤗✌🏽
Storage Dream (maybe?!)...
by KLP/KPGee9 on 2021/02/20 17:18
I’m giving this 4 as I wait for “our newest update” to change it all up again,lol. Just when you get comfy with the “unlimited cloud storage” &amp; you get all your stuff settled where you like it... AND THEN... “Hi, Just letting you know that there’s been a change in policy that takes effect next update so...” Then you’re scrambling to save your memories before digital annihilation occurs (or you’ve purchased additional space) so it gets 4*’s (&amp; I teetered on 3, LoL) because even though it’s a little contradictory at times (offers up quotes of praise for saving people from extra expenses, keeping your device clear of clutter where bugs love to hide{!} &amp; eliminating the need for many (many!) passwords... but then you get the daily “suggestion” to use “auto-&gt;XP”! for backup &amp; whatnot which kinda has the opposite impact on your device..., it is a great App for pictures and the sharing of but... I dunno!?! I’m leery that an update won’t clear up room or something like that?! Things change on a regular basis with these Apps &amp; where one’s great for storage it’s lacking in cool editing tools but it’s free so 🤷🏻‍♀️ (right?!?), LoL! I guess for now it’s fine but my review is as subject to change as the App is. Who knows, maybe a taste of one’s own medicine for a bit would put an end to the potential “fluxing of policy” where updates &amp; the future of storage space &amp;/or fun editing stuff) is concerned.
Rich, vibrant colors and other fun touches
by LauraTheMastermind on 2021/04/28 06:12
I started using Google photos back when I had an LG and was still using XP on my desktop. Colors are richer, more vibrant. I like the feedback message I sometimes get on the bottom of select photos such as “Fix Lighting” or “Order Photo”. It’s useful and the lighting adjust message is always spot on; makes the photo have more depth. The other aspect I like is when I find one of my photos had been “stylized” or “motion” had been added by whoever at Google makes these touches. I don’t mind the feedback and that’s what you get when you agree to allow them to modify. I took a hiatus from Google photos to work with another photo editing tool. When I returned, I found all my pictures neatly archived. Pleasant surprise when I found many I forgot I had. My only negative: back when I was working with windows XP and an LG, Google photos had more filters and other features such as blemish blending and natural looking skin tone enhancers. The best was the awesome selection of frames to chose from. These features have been removed so I need to bridge my photos to another editing app for this. Other than that, Google photos is still my preferred primary editing tool. Thanks for the years of creativity and for thoughtfully archiving all of it.
Hands down best app for keeping & sharing life's most memorable moments
by MeghaMillie on 2017/10/03 03:13
Hands down, The best app for safe-keeping &amp; family sharing of life&#39;s most memorable moments. Super easy to navigate all of the features like saving the all of the important details, like location, time &amp; date, and captions of photos to share with others. As a busy, single mom of 2, this app is a lifesaver for me. I can share my children&#39;s milestones with family &amp; friends with such ease so no matter how near or far they are, they can watch my babies as they grow. I have a closet full of craft &amp; scrap book supplies that I have picked up here and there but with juggling my career and my 2 little girls, I feel I never get the chance to actually sit down, go through the pictures &amp; videos, take a stroll down memory lane and bring all of my amazing Pinterest crafts to life. Google Photos has simplified the overwhelming fear of feeling like there&#39;s so many important details that I won&#39;t remember while scrapbooking my 2 girls. It simplified the task of going through and sorting my pics &amp; videos I&#39;ve backed up over the years and it&#39;s helped me to be able to organize and group memorable moments from their birth so that I can start to put these special books of their most memorable moments together.
No flexibility
by StaceyT6 on 2019/12/25 14:05
Google photos is an all or nothing app. Either it backs up all your photos, every single one, or none at all. Sometimes I use a screen shot as a quick reference for a few minutes then delete it from my phone, but then it’s still in the google account. It’s extremely frustrating to go back delete them from google, especially because that too is difficult to do. There’s no easy way to scroll through and delete quickly. You either have to view them from a small thumbnail and hope you’re not deleting something important or take a long time looking at each one and having to click multiple times to delete 1 photo. I am trying to free up space on my phone so deleting photos is supposed to be the easy choice since I have them backed up to google. However it either gives me option to delete ALL of the photos off my phone or none at all. There are still plenty of pictures I would like to keep sorted in the folders I created on my phone for quick reference. I’ve heard the argument “well they’re still on your phone you just have to open google photos instead of your regular photos.” This is of no use if you are somewhere with spotty or no internet connection. The app is not user friendly, the interface is not clean, and the way it sorts photos is of no real use to me. There should be extensive settings where I can toggle on and off different combinations of options.
Like a virus on my phone
by 12346744763423 on 2020/11/15 01:16
I hate google photos. I was really excited to try it. I backed up all my photos from my phone to Google photos. Unfortunately I couldn’t scroll through my photos to see any of them. There’s apparently a glitch where when scrolling through photos the app forces you to scroll all the way back to the top so you can’t ever look through your photos. This continued even after I upgraded my phone and deleted and re installed the app. Nothing fixed it. Finally, I decided to take all my photos from google photos back on to my phone so I can upload them to iCloud instead. Of course when you try to do that often you don’t even get the option to even save photos to your device/phone! And when this happens you have to restart the app. And then when you finally do download images from google photos to your phone in the slowest way possible so the app doesn’t crash the photos are out of order and a complete disorganized mess of photos. Oh, and I’m now trying to delete photos from google photos and it is also deleting those photos from my iCloud even though I disabled syncing. So I’m STILL trying to figure out how to delete photos from google photos (and be done with google photos altogether). I’ve never even written a review for an app in my life but this app is terribly painful to use and even more painful to break up with. I regret ever using google photos. Hours of my life wasted trying to recover my own photos. Useless.
Best app ever!
by Yajnesh on 2021/07/15 16:50
This app is amazing! Much better than the original Photo app in many ways. (Not trying to criticize the app, it’s pretty neat too, just stating my opinion) Although all you can do is look at and edit your photos, I still have so many ways how this particular app is really cool too. 1, there are really cool editing options! You can make really cool collages, interesting animations, amazing color pops, splendid cinematic photos, and terrific movies! 2, there are really cool features! It organizes your photos into different things, (Birthdays, Weddings, etc.), you can share everything you create (And by everything, I mean literally EVERYTHING you create on that bad boy) and so many other really cool things! I could spend hours on that app, it’s so cool! 3, Google Photos actually edits your photos into better ones! Here’s an example: I took a picture at a beach and it looked really nice. When I looked at the photo again on Google Photos I realized the app had turned it into a mind blowing photo! It looked like a painting! So to sum this review up, I just want you to know and understand that Google Photos is the most amazing app I have ever seen! So what are you waiting for? Stop sitting on your fannie and download Google Photos today! Like NOW!!
Google Photos is the only way to go!
by Angel8606 on 2018/08/15 01:00
It’s the only way to go, if ya ask me! I know, ya ain’t asking, right? Okay, well that’s just fine, because I’m just-a-tellin! What I’m telling is that I love this App, because of so many things I won’t be able to list em all! Totally impossible! But I can share a few reasons why I love it so much! One is because of the option of assistant! When you choose this it gives you an option to save or dismiss the Apps, altered &amp; filtered or maybe, brightened &amp; cropped, or maybe, actually I can keep going but you get the Jist of what I’m sayin, right? You won’t believe the things assistant can do to your pics to make them look better or make them look like a work of art! You just won’t believe your eyes, or that you even took the pic in the first place once you see what all it can and will do! Lol woo-wee! I love this so much! Don’t waste your time with any other App out there claiming to do this or that! This one doesn’t have to claim anything, just open it up and Vola! Lol Art, Beauty, Imagination &amp; I can keep going..... you already know! I’m going to stop here and let you see for yourself! The App speaks for itself! Plus I’ve spoken way to much as it is! Jeesh! Lol Y’all will have a blast and enjoy! I know y’all will! Lol Chow!
Love
by leiasgram on 2020/09/16 19:30
Love having all of my pictures in one places for the most part. I also love how smart it is and how the program can go through and recognize faces and group them together, if you name certain individuals. I’ve seen it work on pictures as young as baby photos to older pictures. Now that’s impressive! If it isn’t sure if this person “A” is the same as “B”, then it will ask, “Is ‘A’ the same person as ‘B’ or different? You choose and it moves on to the next picture. Very simple, yet effective. You can go through and label each person in each picture, even the blurring ones, so as to be sure that you remember everything. You can even edit and make changes to the picture once it has been added to Google Photos. Anytime you need the picture, all you have to do is to share it or save it on your device again to reuse. 💜❤️💞 It is truly magnificent! Oh, and the automatic lifelike pics that it makes for you are awesome. You can make little photo album with pictures that you choose or allow the app to do it for you, or just switch one or two pics out here and there. You can print from the app and add a frame. I could just go on and on. Love this app! 🥰
Great app until.... $$$$$$
by Strangermelissa on 2021/03/29 00:07
This app is amazing, I’ve lost important photos before when I’ve updated my phone a couple of years ago, then I found google photos that constantly keeps all your photos and videos in the cloud so you never have to worry about loosing them again! This app is a game changer compared to iCloud that has just a tiny amount of space, and you need to purchase more space to adding photos, and that was the best part about google photos, it was free. And as a student with student loans I don’t have a lot of extra money to spend it on extra cloud space, especially when the money could go towards food or actual space in the real world like my rent. But I’ve gotten the news that google will now be charging for more space, and I’m absolutely devastated I’m using this service as of now, ( while it’s still free), but I can’t guarantee that I’m going to keep using it once I need to purchase more space, like what’s making me purchase google photo space, when if I was gonna purchase more space I could buy Icloud space, and have it be way more convenient and without all the extra steps of uploading my photos then deleting them off my phone and opening another app on top of my Apple photos? It’s just not practical and I’m very sad that I’ll most likely have to move from google photos once I run out of space. Rip free google photos, you will be greatly missed.
Almost perfect!
by Jen's Pics on 2021/01/01 06:53
I am really enjoying the app better than the one that comes on my iPhone! But the thing I don’t like about it is the ease of editing photos! So usually I have to go to the other app &amp; edit &amp; then go back to this app &amp; remove the original unedited version. Other than that I like it much better than the other app because it uses up much less space on my phone! And the picture quality is very good! I also really like how it puts photos in albums of individual people! That part is not always accurate but I can understand why! I think it’s remarkable how they can be as accurate as they are finding pictures of people from years and years ago and put it in the album for the correct person! this is quite a few months after what I wrote before! all above still true except the more photos I have them the more they’re not going into the right people‘s albums like my granddaughter has five different people or more all mixed up and hers a lot of them! so I found that there is a way to let them know that these people are in the wrong album I just will take time! but again I can see how that could happen because more pictures of Medi in the more faces there are! I still like it much better than other ones I have tried!
Be careful what you upload and store!!
by dmgreenw on 2019/11/21 22:21
Although I love the unlimited storage and ease of album making, sharing, and management there are freaky unexplained things that happen to photos you know were in your collection but suddenly are no where to be found! I mean no where, not in the trash, archive, or backup places that you set any where. Case in point, I took a picture of the back and front of my business Credit card so that I could refer to my account numbers when I needed to while it was in the possession of an employee. I did so many times. When I looked for it today it had just vanished! I was not in the trash, archive, or back up places and I had not done anything with it since I last checked it. I don’t know if I was hacked, Google automatically removes such things, or maybe Google pulled for their own uses as per the Usage agreement we all sign without reading. That was not the first time something mysteriously disappeared from my photo collection yet is was the most vital. You will see that things tend to disappear for no reason and you will think you are going crazy and all Google will say is, “Check your archive, trash, and back up settings.” All these suggestions are no help when something totally disappears for no reason. BEWARE!!!
Ok for folks that take social photos
by 16/50 on 2019/02/19 14:02
First, most of my computers are Apple, and I take a lot of photos with my iPhone. This Google app/ system is ok for users that want to take snapshots to post on social media. As an Engineer and technical craftsman, I can’t discern if there is any way to use it for these purposes. My requirements are for technical photographs showing processes and assemblies mainly to send to publishers (and to publish on-line) illustrations for engineering uses. From what I can determine, is’s not too good for that, although I have never purchased a “For Dummies” book and learned the full capabilities of Google Photos. However, I vastly prefer it over the Apple Photo program that takes control of all content, holds them hostage, and deletes them if you don’t want to play by their rules and pay their fees. I actually purchased a Windows-10 laptop for my phone and camera downloads rather than struggle trying to convert and download my pictures to something a user completely “Apple” can use. I do store my social photos ( family, weddings, and vacations, etc.) on Google Photos, simply because they separate them by date and Google doesn’t mess with them further. And, you can download photos to a thumb drive and take them to a corner drugstore photo printer and gets prints for Granny, something impossible with anything Apple.
I like it, BUT...
by adsitimray on 2017/09/20 13:16
I like Google Photos, but I wish their was an option under the &#34;EDIT&#34; tab, where I could add text or be able to write on the actual photo and be able to pick different colors, fonts, size of fonts and also underline, bold or put the text in italics. Also, my email is also linked to my son&#39;s phone, since I don&#39;t want to set him up with his own email account, until he gets a little bit older, that means that the Google Photo app is also linked to his phone, since he takes photos too. It would be nice to have an option to put a password protection on the albums that photos of each person is under. For example, if the album is labeled &#34;ME&#34;, I wouldn&#39;t want him clicking on the tab and see photos of his mother that he shouldn&#39;t be looking at and scar him for life. Lol! Also, it would even come in handy when parents let their children play on their phone and they stumble upon photos that their parents didn&#39;t want them to see. Since my son also takes photos, one other idea that I had would be that anytime he takes photos and Google Photos downloads them, that the photos would be categorized by the device it was downloaded from, but you would still be able to organize the photos into albums later. Thank you!
Secure backup for free
by clwest4 on 2021/01/13 18:39
I love using google photos, and if you have the background app refresh on, it automatically keeps all your photos on the cloud. If not, just open it every few days or so and it will back them up when it’s open. It has helpful tips and touchups, but asks before making any changes (I almost always prefer the touchups to the original!) I take photos of lists and receipts, things I tend to only need for a few hours, and this app has a very helpful function that asks if I still need these types of photos and will gather them up for me to pick any to remove or keep. It also has an optional facial recognition feature - not for everyone, but I love it! It is easy to search for people and even pets! It may not be my most frequently used app, but it might just be my favorite. Today it asked if I’d like to clear space on my phone (yes, of course) and told me I had over 5k photos that had been backed up and were older, then with the press of a button sent them to my deleted folder in the photos app and told me how to permanently remove them from there. I’m upgrading my phone in a few days so that was super helpful, now the transfer will be quicker!
10/10 Recommend!
by EIA101 on 2019/09/15 02:53
i got this app as a way to store photos and make albums, and it has not let me down. i can finally clear up space on my phone for other things while having all my photos in an easily accessible app. it’s very user-friendly. i love how it has gave recognition and makes mini albums for each person! also, you can make your own albums and share them by simply copying a link. google photos is linked to your gmail so you can access pictures and videos anywhere you’re signed in! another benefit is with imessage. you can easily attach photos that are not on your device just by clicking the google photos icon and selecting your images. another amazing feature is that the app recognizes pictures with a lot of writing. when syncing your camera roll to google photos, the app takes the pictures with writing/typing (like a report for school, old notes, etc.) and gives you an option to clear them from your phone, as you probably don’t need them anymore and they’re classified as junk. google photos is an amazing app. it gives you options to create new albums, prints, movies, collages, and animations. this app is a must-have!
Wish All Assistants Were This Good!
by Goldy121 on 2020/04/04 01:47
I have really enjoyed Google photos, especially for the assistant feature. Every now and then I’ll get a notification that the assistant has created a little movie or collage from pictures I took 2, 3, even 5 years ago. It’s great because it usually creates something that you’d like to have but you just never get around to making. Seeing old pictures of a trip with family and friends, the family pet doing something quirky, or being reminded of a special occasion can make your day. Candidly, I’m not a huge fan of the fact that Google has become this massive company with their hands in everything, but for utility apps like this there just aren’t many companies out there who have the time, money and imaginative software developers to create an app like this that actually makes it on to the App Store. For that reason I commend them. Now, if I could just figure out how to block every single move I make and web page I visit from them, I might just stop getting harassed by advertisements for things that I just searched for an hour ago on a completely different device connected to a completely different network!
love it
by Fozzy Bearr<3 on 2020/07/03 21:31
this app is a LIFESAVER when it comes to phone storage. seriously. i chose to pay for original quality photos but even the free version has unlimited photos at a very good quality. the ONLY things i dislike: the actual photo grid is so uneven and eclectic, as opposed to Apple’s photo app which is always evenly spaced and easy to scroll through. i feel like on Google photos, they’re always enlarging some images bigger than others and the scrolling is not even and smooth. i begin to scroll and then suddenly it jumps down to two months ago. then i have to slooowly scroll back up and try and pinpoint the image i was looking for. it’s incredibly annoying. there’s also no option to control how many photos are displayed at once. i have thousands and thousands of photos, so often times on Apple’s photo app i’ll change my settings to allow four or five photos in one row at a time, which enables me to see more photos at once and find a specific image (needle in a haystack type deal) faster. on Google photos, you have the random enlarged images AND there’s only three in a row and no way to change it. it makes navigating my photos difficult. but for FREE?! can i really complain? i’m so grateful someone made this app!
Finally! Google, helping to create peace of mind when I run out of storage for my photos!
by Rockdez on 2018/04/05 16:51
This is the app I’ve been searching for! When I bought my iPhone 8 Plus, I purchased it in such a hurry that I forgot to tell the sales associate I wanted the highest storage iPhone. It was fine for the time being but, I needed to have a backup plan whenever I do happen to run low on storage space. I’ve been stuck with limited to no space available on my phone just a few months after purchasing it. I thought about possibly paying an online company like Box to backup my iPhone but trust is a big issue for me and I couldn’t get myself to take the next step in subscribing to some online account I barely knew. With Google Photos, I can now have peace of mind that my photos and videos will always be in one place safe and sound! Nothing bums me out more than to be at a concert and get a message pop-up during a video recording that I am running out of storage space. Now I don’t have to worry! I also really appreciate how Google Photos makes it easy to use and recommends albums and animations to save specific memories and moments! Best app ever! Totally worth the wait! :)
Easy storage, fun features
by jamaicangel00 on 2019/03/27 03:09
Google Photos is so easy to use! There are so many settings that you can decide on, like whether or not you want photos to automatically be backed up or wait until you are on Wi-Fi. Then, you can have the app on your phone so that you can easily delete the pictures on your phone storage and always see the pictures in the Google Photos app. I personally have turned off photo back up on iPhone, and just use Google Photos. You can access Google Photos from a PC too. And while you’re taking pictures and videos while going to events, Google Photos will make creative designs in the background. So it will give you memories and reminders of what you were doing this day last year or three years ago. And then sometimes it’ll create a movie or animation from the pictures and videos that you’ve taken. It gives you the option to save those or share them if you’d like. And, if it sees that you are using your phone storage when it has already backed up those particular photos, it will make suggestions on groups of photos you can delete/archive from your phone’s memory. Good job Google, as usual 🙂
Excellent for photos, Videos are a STRUGGLE
by iPad3 in Mich on 2018/01/14 18:09
I am upgrading my iPad and have a library of photos and videos on the iPad and synced with iCloud. Download the Google Photos app and give it permission to access your pictures and it takes over. Could not be easier. Be sure to manage your iCloud upload capabilities on your device first and decouple the device from iCloud. This is relevant, I believe, because it has taken a week to synch up ~300 videos from the iPad to Google Photos and in the meantime new pics (from all apple devises sharing the same Apple ID) get shared around to each other making the Google Photos install a bit less straightforward. This is the second Saturday I have been working on this and am now down to roughly 30 videos to get over to Google Photos. Almost done! Bugs I have encountered are minimal, but the count of pics/videos to transfer over is not a reliable number and the &#34;upload in background&#34; setting is not available to me so the app runs in the foreground. I had to upgrade storage size at Google -- for a fee -- because I wanted to keep original resolution and now I am curios about how Google Drive may be useful but don&#39;t know if Google Drive and Google Photos &#34;play nice&#34; with one another.
I love google photos
by Brother Gollum on 2020/01/16 00:23
This app really is both a major convenience, and a lifesaver. Whether you’re trying to combat the possibility that your phone might break and you want to salvage all of your photos, or an easy place to store and organize ALL of your photos, or just a way to save local space on your device, Google Photos is the perfect service for the job. I&#39;ve taken thousands of photos as well and have still not needed to purchase any of the (cheap) extra storage offered by Google. The personalized photo recommendations, and suggested stylized photos are very well done, as well as the automatic grouping of albums by location (which you can turn off if you’d like your location of photos to remain unknown) , and ability to easily order photo books and photo prints in app. I can attest to the photo books looking good as well, as I have ordered one in the past. Can’t speak to the quality of the prints though, although I’m sure they&#39;re of a similar degree of quality. All in all, I have no complaints about Google Photos, and multiple praises of it. The fact that my honest review reads as an advertisement probably says a lot lol. Great app.
Yes it rad! It’s better than face book for family photos and being able for all to use
by Jason Bryant 503 on 2018/11/29 13:23
It better than face book for family and the picture s are quality, I feel google is taking over the world but in a good way, I like the assistant and the effects I even like how they lay things out so I can explore and get better at my use of the systems. I use this and recommend it to everyone, yes I know it also tracking more and faster better with maps high pictures and how I use the google search, but I do admit google make so far everything better but ,invasive but so ar3 people This will make a market for phones cameras and other things we use may closed loop system for privacy, cloud for convenience, and we will see a market for towers and old laptops etc I think it’s cool, people need to learn and study it more so they understand what its purpose is and what it can do as in google ai photos computers tech, it amazing I just hope we do well with it and use it for all and communicate better and remember we need to collaborate with each other to make great photos like we have. It only invasive if the energy is negative . Thank you google 😊😉😎
This app is a parasite
by drake_cantype whatev he want on 2021/09/13 03:45
PLEASE make it obvious how to prevent Google Photos from accessing your iCloud photos. It is a parasite that is adding all of my photos to my Drive storage even though I don’t use it and deleted it a long time ago. I don’t want the storage on my phone taken up on my Google Drive as well. It means I only have 2 GB that can be used for Slides, Docs, and files, since you get 15 for free. This is a much bigger problem than it should be, since I CANNOT get Google Photos to stop syncing my iPhone photos to my Drive. It is literally preventing me from creating Slides and Docs since it’s taking up 13 GB from my phone and taxing that on my Drive as well. I turned syncing off and deleted the app again yet it is still saying that Google Photos is taking up 13 GB of my 15 GB storage on my Drive. I can’t just remove all of my photos on there because it would then delete the photo I have on my iPhone. This is even more infuriating since I don’t even use Google Photos. I deleted it a long time ago and then I go to edit a Google Slide and it says that i can’t because my storage is full. All taken up by an app I don’t even use, and something that should only take up iCloud storage, NOT Google Drive. It is using my iPhone photos to prevent me from using Slides and Docs. This is terrible. I’ll delete my review if this is resolved.
Google Photos is the greatest!!!
by someyahoo on 2021/09/17 09:52
Google Photos is and has been the answer to my photo storage needs. I have told my family, my friends and my business colleagues about Google Photos and it’s benefits, like editing, and sharing, and the photo assistant just to mention a few. I have become a fan of many if not most of the other Google apps. I could go on but Google is doing such a great Historic service with the apps like Google Photos. I am sold and I will follow, use and support Google in what ever endeavors it pursues. Keep up the good work and keep the tweaks and improvements coming. History will remember and identify Google’s contribution to preserving History including social and political trends, including those that are outside the political or social mainstream. History is important and Google has the ability to remember and follow the trends, even if at the moment they seem unacceptable. I do not support the wholesale removal of posts that are considered political or that are deemed to be outside the mainstream such as with food like saturated fat being good or bad or one diet being healthier than another or the use of certain products like medications or vitamins.
such a helpful and amazing app
by abi loves google photos on 2019/06/20 15:05
google photos is absolutely amazing. since i downloaded the app a few years back, it’s saved my life numerous times. i have very low storage on my phone and so I can’t have so many pictures in my apple photos app, but thanks to google photos, I can take as many pics as I want (and trust me I take a ton!) and then back them up to the app, and it will transport the uploaded pics to recently deleted. I don’t have to go through all my pics and see which ones were uploaded, google does it for me and it’s very efficient and easy. i definitely recommend getting this app if you take a lot of pics like me and have low storage. or even if you don’t have low storage, google photos stores your pics for you so if you don’t want all your pics in your phone’s photos app, you should definitely get this app. super helpful and really amazing. separates pics for you into location, and video, and you can make photo albums and collages. you can also sort people by face which is incredibly incredibly useful. all in all, this app is just a lifesaver and if you know me, you always hear me advertise for it.
Can’t get rid of unneeded photos even though there’s a delete option, not organized, uses my storage
by azsedcgyhnjo on 2018/10/21 04:14
I admit it’s good for keeping photos backed up but I have another issue. There is a delete option for pictures and videos. I’m able to delete them, go into my trash, and delete forever but when I close the app and go back in, they’re all back. I’ve restarted my phone, made sure the app was updated, look up it up and couldn’t find anything. Pretty much everything I could do, I did. Point is, I’m in desperate need of storage and deleting thousands of really, unneeded photos is probably the best way to go. I don’t have many apps, just a lot of photos. My photos automatically back up so I don’t have a chance to go through them before they’re saved to my email. The app isn’t organized and nor are my photos. I go in to find photos that I may need and can’t find them. I’m sitting for hours before I find anything. I take lots of photos. I do a lot of photography and am one of those people who loves taking photos instead of living in the moment. I’m contemplating on just deleting the app and going on to use something else. Plus, it’s really buggy and slow. It’s constantly asking to “make space” and delete the pictures in my photo library. When I say no, it just keeps popping up every 5 to 10 minutes. Apple users, honestly just use photo stream. It’s a waste.
Best thing for my cloud storage
by s2019nw on 2020/07/26 15:15
I can’t image I can live without Google Photos for I moved all my photo storage to it. If it’s gone so are my photos! Not only it is free with unlimited space, but also it is so user friendly. I love the way an album is created, pics can be dragged into it or added anytime, before or after it&#39;s made. I love it&#39;s powerful search function and face recognition which can track same person all the way to his life time. I love it&#39;s in-app-photo-scanner which has so many uses. I love it’s movie, animation, slides maker which give your ordinary pics a life instantly.I have so much fun playing around the app with my pics, video clips. It saves me so much money from not paying storage devices/services. It saves me so much time by using auto uploading and sync across devices. My photos are with me whenever I go. Uploading pics is super fast and reliable. Mostly it gives me a peace of mind knowing it’s here for safe storage needs which is priceless. I am so eternally grateful to have priceless gift among other things from Google. Thank you Google Photos for making the world better place for us people to remember!
Hate this stupid app
by lo_well on 2020/12/22 01:56
I’ve used google photos for 4 years now. Little did I know that this was a mistake! All of my photos have been backed up and saved to google photos over the years- and apparently this supposed storage app was actually a black hole. I am now out of storage space, and because of it, my phone practically doesn’t work anymore! It’s been the biggest mess! It’s keeping me from sending messages, receiving mail, taking photos, sending and receiving calls, and just generally using my phone! In an effort to fix this, I purchased a photo drive usb type thing to download all of my photos onto. Little did I realize that it only downloaded from a normal photos app, not google photos. So now I had my work cut out for me. I started off by trying to transfer all of my google photos pictures back to my normal photos app, and was very frustrated to find that the only way to do this was to go one at a time through every single photo. I gave up after about 200+ transfers. So I scoured the web searching for possible solutions. In the end I keep coming to the same conclusion. I either have to change all of my saved photos and videos to a lower resolution, or I have to pay money every month for more storage. I feel really stinking frustrated. I don’t know what to do. If anyone knows a solution I would really appreciate it, thanks!!!
Great app
by Macorin on 2018/08/25 02:30
Google photos is terrific and they have certainly outdone Apple in the Photos app department. Sad that Apple can’t even make a better photos app than Google for their own devices. Google Photos has Apple Photos beaten in so many ways: 1) Google Photos shows camera info and even lets you edit the time of a photo. 2) Google Photos allows you to add descriptions to Photos. 3) Google Photos actually organizes your photos chronologically. Apple says they do in the Photos tab, but they don’t. They organize first by location than chronologically. It’s ugly. 4) Google Photos gives you a speed scroll up and down. 5) Google Photos allows for multi line album names. 6) Google Photos offers free photo storage (full resolution for Pixel owners) and (high resolution to everyone else). 7) Google Photos offers much nicer filters. 8) Google Photos has much better smart organization for their people, places and things Albums. Google Photos is everything that Apple Photos isn’t. It still isn’t perfect, but at least it respects that people can think for themselves and offers many features that Apple Photos should, but doesn’t.
Amazing
by UTPhotog on 2018/05/05 14:53
I take a lot of pictures with my phone and with my SLR. I have a large extended family and lots of grandkids. I have 200,000 ++ digital photos dating back to my first digital camera in 2001. I have digital scans of old 35mm slides. All this has been sitting on my hard drive doing no one any good. I have uploaded each folder of photos on my hard drive onto GF. Each folder on my PC has become an album on GF. This resulted in the creation of hundreds of albums in GF. Once in GF, I then share each album with the appropriate people for that particular album. Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) is scary good. The facial recognition is awesome. It is able to recognize my brother at age 75 all the way down to age 8...automatically! Below age 8 GF needs my help sometimes. So finding all the photos of uncle Harry is a snap. Now all my kids have all the photos related to them on all their devices. All searchable by person, date, location, setting (beach, mountains, etc). They love it. I love it. All unlimited and free. I still keep my SLR RAW files on my PC, but I have now made all my photos accessible to family and friends. Simply amazing.
Best App/Program on the web!!!
by JohnnyComeHome on 2018/04/27 03:31
I was always worried about eventually losing pictures and have no memories of my life when photography went all digital. However, Google Photos solved that problem and it’s really astounding what it does for you automatically. I have a DSLR camera, and I was also worried that I would have to always take pictures from the phone or transfer them to my laptop, but no not only does Google give you unlimited storage, it automatically stores all the photos nicely organized albums from any device you own. Next they are hard at work putting together albums or special effects etc., something that would take you hours to complete if you even knew how! Honestly, I could do without many programs and apps, but the two of my favorite apps, Google Photos and Google Play Music are making me want to consider going with all Google products,laptop,cell phone,chrome cast etc. I have an I phone and while Google Photos keeps up with those photos, the I phone only has photos from when I started using the phone. Google photos keeps them safe and secure! Unbelievable App!
Can NOT go Back to Life Before Google Photos
by PJ Jackson13 on 2019/11/27 11:36
Seriously guys, I would hate to think of going back to life without google photos! Google Photos is one of those apps that you had no idea you needed in your life, but once you do, you can never go back to how you was doing things before🤩🤩🤩 I love having one place that can have confidence in knowing my photos are easily accessible from anywhere. Plus, being able to share photos of my grandson with my daughter and vice versa in the moment is priceless. My husband and I are always in two different places, but we are always working on the same projects and Google Photos has been a huge help in us being able to share photos, ideas, etc. that keeps our projects moving forward. Lastly, although I could keep going, but since this is only a review, I am attempting to keep as brief as possible 😂 Back to lastly, the organization, tips, and ease of ordering is tremendously helpful! I am a huge Google Fan across the board, as many of the applications has just made everyday tasks so much simpler, so just giving a shout out and a big Thank You😀🙌👍
Ehhhhh......read before you download
by Scooby2121 on 2021/03/22 05:43
Okay, so original when I downloaded this I was really excited because I have a LOT of photos and thought this would be good. My family said it’s a really good app and I should definitely download it. It’s started of good and then....ehhhh... it just got really bad. So it backed up everything which was good, but it literally took all of my storage. I was not able to receive emails, write emails, take photos or download apps or make documents in google drive. That was bad... I couldn’t do anything because once you have the app, you can’t really get rid of it. You delete it, it deletes ALL of your photos. Eventually, I figured out how to kinda fix it, but I could no longer go into the app. I have no idea if this is just me because the rest of my family had no trouble with this but I had much more photos then them. Idk, take what you want from this but other than that its a pretty good app. You can share albums with friends and family and it does back it up. Good and bad, but take my experience and download with percussion. Have a good rest of your day!😀👍
I love it BUT ...
by Julz xo on 2020/12/31 07:02
I absolutely love Google Photos! I haven’t had a problem with anything until recently. I’ve never used another cloud service except Google that I knew about until I discovered one day after my phone was stolen that was not the case. I got a newer Samsung phone a couple years ago and when setting the phone up I logged into everything from google, Samsung, Microsoft.. whatever.. anyways every now and then I’d get on my google account and back up whatever data created since the last time and I’m almost positive that meant contacts and photos as well. Well after my phone was stolen and I tried accessing some of the things I was looking for like photos and contacts and to my surprise NOTHING was there from the Samsung phone! Honestly, this is a little bit of my fault as well for a lack of knowledge.. i thankfully found the photos I was SOOO happy to have found in the one drive app. Not sure how my photos got sent to that cloud instead of google but it’s definitely something I’m aware of now and will pay attention to. Other than that little scare .. I’m grateful for this app.
Organizes your visual life impeccably with little to no work on your part!
by Westpalmdrifter on 2018/10/07 04:48
Google photos does a very good job of backing up unlimited amounts of photos and videos for free. It doesn’t end there! Google photos does a great job of recognizing faces places and objects on demand. Another great feature about this app is the fact that one can go on a trip and within a day or two of returning, google photos has prepared a photo album that you can edit, caption, and add to based on the geo tag of each photo. As if all of that wasn’t enough, google photos allows you to edit your photos and videos within the app, save them, and then share a single photo/video or groups of them with friends or family via a web link. This gives you total control of what others see. The fact that google photos is secured with your Gmail address and password, means that you can login to view your photos practically anywhere you have an Internet connection. Best photo and video software I have ever used...in fact, everyone else is rushing to copy features already perfected here. Try it. You&#39;ll like it. Promise.
Beyond brilliant
by Beaver.A on 2018/11/28 14:43
Google photos is probably the most useful app I have ever downloaded. Everything is easy and seamless. Being able to search people or animals by their faces is an amazing feature that I use often. I love that google photos creates albums, collages and movies on its own for me. Sharing photos is perfectly simple. I really like the archive feature, it’s relatively new. It allows you to put photos in a separate folder that you might not need such as screen shots or other photos you’d want to hide from your regular photos. Another feature I’ve been appreciative of lately is ‘rediscover this day,’ it allows you to see photos you took in this day during previous years. I love this app. I tell all my friends and family to download it. Nothing else even comes close to what it can do. If anything I’d make a couple suggestions although I’m satisfied with the app without them. 1 - make a secret archive folder that can only be accessed with a password. 2 - allow users to create a custom collage (put the photos in the place they want rather than the app organizing them for you)
I love time is saves me in organizing my photos.
by Ahdfedn on 2020/05/13 12:12
I have taken photographs all my life and have thousands of pictures. People often ask me for pictures of loved ones that are no longer with us or for special occasions like my Daughters sweet 16 birthday. On google I have all my cellphone pictures and special events. For birthdays I like to run a slide show of that person life. All I have to do is select that person and I have an album of every picture I have taken of them. I often need to search for an event but don’t remember what date it occurred. I do a quick search on google for people or places to find that event. I always have some cellphone pictures of the event where I can inspect that picture and get the information on when it was taken. I then search my computers hard drive for that file date to locate all my photos taken on that day. Future requests: My 35mm pictures are too many and large file sizes to upload all of them so I would love to be able to run googles face recognition on my computers hard drive and keep a low resolution copy of all my pictures in the cloud.
It was great up until the recent update.
by KingbossJr. on 2020/07/13 11:00
I currently have an iPhone XR and I take pictures with it everyday. I use google photos to save all my photos about twice a week. It worked perfectly fine. I have thousandsssss of photos and videos online and Google Photos worked for me for over 1 year. It worked perfectly fine. Now my videos won’t upload. I’ve tried changing the setting on my camera to lower settings for storage. I thought that maybe the files were to large. But after countless to testing none of my videos have uploaded. I’ve even tried screen recordings and Live Photo’s. They don’t upload either. So then I thought it was my WiFi connection. It might be slow or something. So I tried it in my school campus’s WiFi which is really fast. I’ve tested it up to speed over 1 gb a sec. didn’t work. I’ve tried it with my LTE full bars unlimited thanks to Verizon and still nothing. I’ve tried my WiFi at home and disconnected every device from the WiFi and left my phone to upload for 2 hours. I then came back and nothing. My phone has 92 gb of video alone and a ton of photos. Idk what to do. This app WAS amazing and I promise you all it worked for me hundreds of times before but this update ruined it for me. I hope it’s a glitch or something and they fix it soon. I’m begging you guys google 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Solid photo app
by Shurman292 on 2018/04/23 22:12
I’ve been using google photos for over two years now and it has been an innovative, reliable way to backup photos and videos. The search feature is magic. There’s no other way to describe it. I searched for “headset” and a picture from five years ago popped up with me in the front seat of a small airplane with a headset on...it also somehow correctly recognizes people from birth to adulthood. I don’t know about you, but I look nothing like I did when I was two years old. There are a couple improvements I would suggest though. First, editing photos could be significantly more robust. It currently has all the basic editing features you would find in most default phone photo apps. Second, a more clear, innovative organization method would be very handy. As it stands, I have tens (maybe hundreds) of thousands of photos all arrayed in a vertical flow with the months/years denoted along the side. Perhaps the option to automatically organize/rearrange into (gasp) folders by year, event type (wedding, vacation, etc) or person and other categories. Just a thought.
Features break over time + no support
by RawwrBag on 2018/10/31 17:45
I’ve used Google Photos since launch. It works fine at first but as the amount of metadata builds up, features start to break. First it was “sharing in progress; keep app open to finish” that would last for days at a time despite it appearing to complete immediately. Then one day it just stopped syncing edits, at all. Next it started failing to show new photos that had been downloaded locally and not yet uploaded. Around this time it also started uploading duplicates of things. At some point during all of this, assistant creations began failing to save. They would show up again every time I opened the app. Shortly after, it stopped showing new assistant suggestions and only the old “stuck” ones that I couldn’t clear or save. Somewhere along the way, it halved the number of photos it was tracking for backup from 3,000 to 1,500 without me deleting anything locally or freeing up space. Reinstalling the app fixes some but not all of these issues, and only for awhile. Buyer beware. You’ll get hooked by all the cool features and then it’ll start to fall over. Also, there is absolutely no support whatsoever, which is sad because I actually bought extra storage for the service. I’m a paying customer and there is literally no way to contact Google about any of my issues.
Collages are easy; make them better
by Judy Kotar on 2018/10/07 06:46
I&#39;m preparing educational collages of many species of trees: full height, and closeups of leaves/needles, flowers/fruits or cones. Examples are larch, basswood, katsura. I choose the same 3 photos or 4 photos repeatedly in hopes of getting the specific arrangement I want. If there are 3 views, I want the full height of the tree to be the full height of the collage. Sometimes the app won&#39;t give me that. I wish I could see a set of diagrams. Suppose I select a diagram with 3 vacancies. I want you to label them first, second, third. The first photo I select goes in position #1, then #2, etc. If I want the biggest picture verticle on the left side, all I have to do is choose the right diagram, note the number in the tall box, and tap the tall tree when I get to that number. I think it&#39;s logical to name the biggest box #1. I&#39;m not asking for ability to select the dimensions of the boxes; I like what you have now. I&#39;m not asking for new diagrams; you already offer a full set with 2, 3, or 4 photos. If someone selects more than four photos, they should accept whatever arrangements the app currently offers. The permutations &amp; combinations are too numerous.
Great but VERY SLOW
by LilGohan on 2018/11/29 00:20
I cannot think of a more useful app like this day to day. I have a 64GB iphone and my friends always flex on me because they have 256 GB or whatever. Now i flex on them because i have UNLIMITED STORAGE!!! I can truly say this app is a miracle worker, because otherwise, I would have to upload my photos to icloud where my ENTIRE family could see, but now there is this. The app is great but it is VERY slow. I have about 3000 photos to back up, and I expected it would take maybe 1-2 days. I even tried to not take anymore photos until it backed up fully so I don’t overload it or anything. Boy was I wrong, it has been 2 WEEKS!! AND I STILL HAVE 300 photos to back up. For some reason, the number keeps glitching, even though I’m not taking photos, the number sometimes keeps going up. One day I’m down to only a 150 photos to back up, a minute later, I have 291 photos to back up. I understand it may just me my slow phone, but this should be compatible with all users. I decided to upgrade just for this reason, and if it doesn’t work then, I will give it a 3 star rating, if it works, I will change my rating to a 5! Thanks Google!!!
Easy to use, a life saver!
by dovesy on 2020/06/24 22:01
I am a PC/Windows user, with an iPhone, which means if I don’t use iCloud, and I backup my Apple/iTunes information onto a new iPhone, years of photos are automatically added to my new phone and can not be deleted. It’s driving me insane and I came up to 10k in photos! As a result I couldn’t use my phone at all or update. I wasn’t even able to delete my photos or back it up. Thanks to the Google Photo app, I was able to backup and delete 7k of photos off my iPhone. It’s been such a seamless experience. Every time I open Google Photo app, it backs up all the photos/most recent photos onto the app. There are organization features like archiving but the app essentially does all the hard work for you. It’s really amazing, like magic! In the end I was able to clear up phone storage space and update my phone. I can even access these photos via my gmail when I open Google Photos on the desktop. It makes creating digital photo collages an easy task when I have access to all my photos from mobile to desktop. I love this app!!!
Issue with google photos
by Cheribeliber on 2021/01/28 09:04
Hello I love google photos but I’m a little frustrated at the moment, I am suggesting an update with google photos and I am having an issue. When I go to into trash tab in google photos app there’s pictures and videos I never put in trash it’s just there automatically. I see ones that I actually did mean to put in trash but there’s ones that I never put in trash and when I try to restore all it goes back into trash ones that I never meant to put in trash. Also when I try to delete all in trash it goes back in there. This is frustrating because I know photos and videos stay in trash for 30 or 60 days. I believe and if photos and videos are in there that I never press delete for after those 30 days them all of them will delete automatically and permanently and I have some important photos and videos on the app that I can’t loose. It’s putting photos and videos in trash without me knowing, I don’t know if it’s a bug issue or not but I am suggesting that you guys come out with an update to fix this. It could be doing this to other people putting stuff in trash automatically without them knowing and after those 30 days they may loose everything bc it deleted permanently automatically.
Great Over 50 App
by Kit-Kat Tunes on 2018/04/22 15:11
Generation X and Baby Boomers have some say in this World of Technology! Typically we purchase the iPhone with less memory space available because let’s face it, “we’re not that techie”. What we fail to realize we’re going through that stage of life with the plastic pull-out wallet photo album our grandmothers use to whip out on everyone, strangers on public transit included. The only difference, our whip-out photo album is on our cell phones. Suddenly you realize with all those photos and videos of the family, and your memory capacity notifications have you wishing you had bought the phone with more memory! THANK YOU GOOGLE PHOTO APP! You have saved the day! I can store my plastic photo flip-out album now on my Google Photos and have memory to spare! The navigation on the app is so simple for all us “not so techie” 50+ people. The document archive is a great feature too. No more searching through photos for those paid bill screenshots. I also love the photo editing suggestions, considering I’m not a professional photographer. This App is a must for all 50+!
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