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Google Photos
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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.
Great pictures
by always Grams on 2021/01/22 20:10
Thank you
Good app
by a person who has a opinion on 2021/01/22 20:02
This is a good app
Love it
by deebdar on 2021/01/22 19:54
I really enjoy this app specially they add more features
No brainer!
by alexdeanrichards on 2021/01/22 19:53
Frees up space on your comp/pc/ mobile device. Also has a lot of options like collages and animations. Down load it. You won't regret it!
Great but..
by Albie Stark on 2021/01/22 19:19
Dark mode is not truly dark, I would called grey mode, it could save more power by truly being dark(LEDs off), this apply to all Google apps and its dark mode(grey mode) .
Jayesh
by jaymita on 2021/01/22 19:05
Thanks
Все Хорошо но..
by nastyasssss23 on 2021/01/22 18:47
Но не даёт долго листать вниз ( лагает и перебрасывает на какой-то день), папки с фотографиями собираются и удаляются
Great App
by Vanbarkley on 2021/01/22 18:45
very simple to use so far so good.... the assist is a great tool!!!
Poor design
by Jtoppin on 2021/01/22 18:30
Now my grandchildren photos in google photos, I can’t email them to friends. Wasted.
Excelente
by Salume777 on 2021/01/22 17:51
Recomendada 100%
Best App
by sarsristi on 2021/01/22 17:43
I really like google photo.. its best app ever for storing photos n videos.And i like this unlimited storage thing but from 22 june onward unlimited storage will get over so kind of feel bad for this.BUT OVERALL I LOVE IT
Works great
by TryAnotherNickName756 on 2021/01/22 17:40
Seems counterintuitive to switch photo apps on iOS but I love the way Google handles my photos.
I love it
by @ashtian19 on 2021/01/22 17:27
It keeps your photos organized, yet accessible. It’s all around a great place to store photos but still be able to access them in the blink of an eye
Goggle photos
by mr Nario on 2021/01/22 17:07
I love great app
Johudgens
by Tinkerr455 on 2021/01/22 16:38
Super app!!
Superb
by Yurs-soft on 2021/01/22 15:33
Very useful
I like it
by OD2K on 2021/01/22 15:24
Works great for me. Great to ha e my pic and videos backed up automatically
Exceptional app
by RogerKoehn on 2021/01/22 14:10
Google Photos is a great, all-encompassing app. I started using it over Apple Photos because of its feature-rich properties. Highly recommended.
Imstarship1
by Imstarshipone on 2021/01/22 13:38
This is why I take pictures👍
Memories 2020
by freebird2712 on 2021/01/22 13:14
Great app. Love my pics. Love my Grandkids ♥️🥰
Amazing app
by cfoltz434 on 2021/01/22 12:35
App is amazing. Well thought out and super easy to use. Best picture app I’ve used yet.
Best photo apps
by Mahoulitsa on 2021/01/22 08:29
Really enjoy it also the assistant pics
My needs yes I love it 🥰
by choclatte Princess on 2021/01/22 08:16
I love it but I need an update and an easier way to contact you personally and have a Voice to know seriously 😳 you know how to receive my information and interest. Please give me a chance to reach you Thank you for your time Tamara Douglas
Got to love it!
by YogiDi 12 on 2021/01/22 08:16
Easy to use, lots off options and great for storage.
Best Photo gallery app ever
by stsc72 on 2021/01/22 07:21
This app is amazing ..does everything for you..
Well executed
by dej88888888888888888 on 2021/01/22 07:17
As a college student majoring in architecture I love the immense amount of allowable free storage. Keep up the great work!
I love it
by Steve Odemis on 2021/01/22 05:28
So easy to use and enjoyable.
Great for backup, but needs more
by DennisItunes on 2021/01/22 05:08
This is great to backup your photos. But it could use more tools to organize your photos.
Love google photos
by love google app on 2021/01/22 04:21
I love my google doc, photos, etc.... google app makes everything so convenient and great to access
Great App
by Lightman167 on 2021/01/22 04:15
Works well to reserve space on your device and the utility suggestions are nice. The internal image editor needs work
Crashing
by mimamyluv on 2021/01/22 04:02
My app keeps freezing and crashing!! Getting very frustrated
Building Memories
by Bmontoya on 2021/01/22 02:47
Love google photos- gives my phone space and allows me to revisit my memories! It also creates collages and movies for you which usually are spot on!
Great app
by Sai guy on 2021/01/22 02:32
Love the ability to sort and filter and create albums to access easily!
Great Way to Organize Photos
by 7*Stars on 2021/01/22 02:16
I love how easy it is to share photos. I wish we could fix red eye.
Good App!
by Jkaifx on 2021/01/22 01:22
Nice to have zer0 ads and a spot to store your photos without the hassle of only 5G iCloud storage space to begin with.
Just humble opinion.
by TheRetroDen on 2021/01/22 00:47
Liking this so far! 😎
Google photos review
by [FLIP] on 2021/01/22 00:42
Love the options, free space, and overall look is my favorite features. Keep up the good stuff!
Better than iCloud
by Takecareofmisspiggy on 2021/01/22 00:14
Love!!!!
One feature missing from iOS version
by CatSmoothie on 2021/01/21 23:55
Wish photos could back up in the background and not have to have the app open to back up. Switching from Android, that’s definitely the feature I miss the most.
Best app ever
by Amberpel on 2021/01/21 23:53
Saved me 4gb on my phone, there’s 5gb
I Absolutely Love This App!!!!
by sma3367 on 2021/01/21 22:45
I love that it saves all my photos, even if I delete them on my device. I also love the movies, animation and all the features that go along with it
This app is AMAZING.
by Peyton Nicole on 2021/01/21 21:35
I will never forget when my iphone failed to automatically upload all my photos to icloud and I lost EVERYTHING. Now with google photos, I can back everything up on there and just log into my email to get to all my pictures. Easy, convenient and free. I’d be so lost without this app. Thank you, Google. 😭💙
Easy, awesome and amazing
by Tamijop on 2021/01/21 20:55
My niece told me about this app. I love it. Easy to use and lots of help and instructions on the app.
It's Amazing
by the REAL Rockyroo on 2021/01/21 20:41
The face grouping feature can pick a face out of a large crowd better than anything I've ever used. And now all the space it freed up on my phone is making me happy. But.... y’all ‘bout to charge me.
Yes
by hahahheee on 2021/01/21 20:40
Awesome
not useful
by aybiTch on 2021/01/21 20:34
I deleted all my pictures on icloud to send it here because i was switching phones and had too many pictures. I switched phones and logged in and half my pictures had been deleted and are only on the other phone and now i can’t do anything about it.
it wont let me move all my photos back
by Deviled Pickle Potato on 2021/01/21 20:26
i cant move all my photos in order back to my camera roll
Google fotos
by misspiggy97 on 2021/01/21 20:17
Muy buena la aplicación
Life Saver for memories
by Life Long Memories on 2021/01/21 19:51
I love the access to all my mobile photos.
Lifesaver
by Dcranor on 2021/01/21 19:12
The photos app is great for seeing snapshots or movies of your photos and is absolutely irreplaceable when it comes to backing up your photos.
Very much user friendly
by priya uday on 2021/01/21 19:01
Easy to use and time saving
Google photos very powerful
by Larryz21 on 2021/01/21 17:55
Much easier to use than Adobe light room mobile and other systems I’ve used,
Google photos
by diverdeb on 2021/01/21 17:40
What a great app. All photos are automatically synced with my phone. So easy to share as well.
Storage Saving App
by Missmaxx19 on 2021/01/21 15:43
Great way to keep access to your photos from your devices, without using up all your storage!!
This App Surprised Me
by Heyjohnny on 2021/01/21 15:29
I loved that I could backup unlimited photos, but today I got on and Google Photos had pieced together 10 albums from the last year of trips my family had been on, and made a few cheesy collages and slideshows (yet they genuinely brought a few tears to my eyes) based off of the face recognition, locations, and dates. I'm a sentimental dad who doesn't take photos or keep any souvenirs of the past. For the first time in my life, I wished that I had taken more photos in the last year. Not so I could post them on social media, but because suddenly I knew that they would be auto-sorted and labeled for me. Basically, I let my phone sync thousands of photos to google this week, and suddenly I have well organized albums and collages. Google did the hard work for me.
I don’t care for this version
by MamaNitaa on 2021/01/21 14:47
Unable to easily select photos as I could in prior version. Unable to sort photo albums. Difficult to purchase photos.
Google photos
by amready on 2021/01/21 13:37
I love the the collages, memories, and the animations & the added effects that you make out of our photos! Thanks Google!👍🏻🥰📷🎥❤️💯
Bad decision l.
by nOyOn33 on 2021/01/21 13:24
For high quality upload limited storage.
Perfecto para mi!!!!
by belka287826261 on 2021/01/21 12:40
Te mantiene actualizado y archiva toda tu historia!!!
Can’t function without it.
by Maria N. Saez Sampson on 2021/01/21 12:27
I love google photos. I love that in a snap I can remember a family memory captured on video or in a picture and pull out my phone and pull up that memory. I’m the family historian because of it. I love that whenever I change devices I can just download the app and my pictures are there, without much fuss. I also love that I can log onto any device and access the photos. It’s a literal life-saver. Will never go without it and once my storage is used, I will pay for the additional storage because it’s worth it!
absolutely love
by kmqxx on 2021/01/21 11:56
I have been using google photos since 2015, and everything has been saved, wayy better than icloud to be honest and whats even better that its FREE
Love this app
by agriggs777 on 2021/01/21 11:00
Highly recommend
Great way to share photos
by Munchkntoo on 2021/01/21 11:00
Love to be able to see family photos instantly especially now that we can’t get together due to COVID pandemic. Makes me feel connected.
Amazing!!
by Annabanana23777 on 2021/01/21 07:42
This app has been the greatest help in saving space on my phone!! I literally love it. I love that it organizes, automatically edits photos, and has a time lapse to see what pictures i took 1,2,3, even 4 or 5 years ago! I always encourage people who need space on their phones to get this app. It doesn’t ruin the quality of the photo and is able to somehow reduce the size of each photo so it can store more photos on there than iCloud can (for the amount they give you for free). 10/10 recommend!
Best app! Just let us Use AVI videos in Movies
by Musikman4Christ on 2021/01/21 06:02
Loving this awesome app, just needs ability to allow us to use AVI video clips in our movies and it will be perfect!
Great photos
by Lilgoldfarb on 2021/01/21 05:32
Easy to use
Thanks
by google homeboy on 2021/01/21 05:08
Love Google Photos! Best service available!
save space!
by Splashy Jelly on 2021/01/21 04:46
best app out there!!! NO subscriptions, NO payments, NO adds, NO joke lol!! but it true 10/10 recommend!!!! the other day i went on my computer to look at some pictures i loaded on it from my phone. i started freaking out because i didn’t see half or more of the pictures and videos. i tried everything and then i remembered that i had downloaded this app a while ago. i decided to give it a shot and see if all my pictures were still saved on it. i was about to cry at this point haha. when it loaded up ALLL my pictures and videos were still right there. so much relief!!! so many files were about to be lost. i will forever keep this app!!! it’s a life saver
Photos
by SuggaPuff on 2021/01/21 03:51
Great!
Google is the best way ahead of the rest.
by Derrell on 2021/01/21 03:46
I know your mom
Best photo app ever
by Louie Seven on 2021/01/21 03:46
All other photo apps are not good
Always nice
by SeiLianwan on 2021/01/21 02:57
I’m always like this photos. When I switching to android or iOS, always easy to copy the photo. Just need mail only😊
Photos and albums just vanish
by nickname556677 on 2021/01/21 02:22
I cannot describe how eerie it is watching albums suddenly lose photos and the whole album vanishing. Unresponsive at times and just buggy.
Great APP EVER
by laobean on 2021/01/21 02:11
I use this app for my photos for years! You don’t need to be worried about phone storage anymore, and you can review your photos anytime and anywhere!
Great app
by Mcathers69 on 2021/01/21 02:09
Good job google
Me encanta tiene muchas opciones de hacer álbumes y personalizar
by el paco pintor on 2021/01/21 02:02
Lo recomiendo muchísimo
keep the app the same
by yungvictor on 2021/01/21 01:57
don’t change anything !!
Awesome
by Chivis715 on 2021/01/21 01:52
I love it! It not only saves everything in chronological order but by faces! Easy to use and find my pictures!!
Terrific
by Rocksolid46 on 2021/01/21 01:44
Thank you for organizing photos and maintaining storage levels.
one annoying glitch
by leena loves this app on 2021/01/21 01:27
its great but theres one aggravating glitch- when scrolling thru photos it will randomly jump to the top of the section over and over again every time i click a photo. its been doing this for a really long time and i hope it can be fixed
goof
by lolypopstule on 2021/01/21 01:20
good
good
by wingedwolfdog on 2021/01/21 01:14
i wish they wouldn’t decrease the quality of the free saved photos, but i don’t know of any other product that allows you to upload and store infinite photos for free in good - soon only decent - quality. helps me keep my phone running quickly because i can keep all my old photos online instead. also the search function works pretty well.
Excellent interface!
by codgus on 2021/01/21 00:58
1/20/2021 My opinion has not changed, neither has the enhancement requests I made, ever come to fruition. Nor’have they acknowledged my comments. Yet, I continue to I use Google photos. Even under different data management, I’d still number 1. 👍 so, I’ll give you another star. ⭐️ 2019 I find this easy to use, smart and intuitive. All the things I'm sure Google was aiming for. The recent announcement, effective 7/10/2019, of removing the integration of Photos and Drive, drops the functionality and ease of use of Photos down to a 3 star rating from me. Especially as a ChromeBox [OS] user. I would like to see the ability to stitch together a photo creating a panoramic photo in the assistant.
Google photo
by Tra-Tra 644 on 2021/01/21 00:51
I love this app especially the memory photos
Meh. Crashes and too cumbersome to delete
by Wiggle4 on 2021/01/21 00:35
The app crashes all the time when Trish to do anything. Great for backup but keeps all the photos you’ve trashed and then you have to go in one by one and delete them from the back up too. Waste of time.
Love it
by Maeyas on 2021/01/21 00:06
It’s amazing. I would recommend it everyone.
Love the creations
by lisacouchto5Oma on 2021/01/20 23:46
Great to check in once in a while and see what Google has made for me in collages and animations.
Great app
by sebthedev on 2021/01/20 23:08
I love the cross-device sharing features
Love it
by adamjking on 2021/01/20 23:05
Love it especially using auto filter. Generally does a good job of making the colors better. Wish it was quicker at syncing photos but that could be my cell phone needing to connect with WiFi to upload. Absolutely love this app along with google gallery.
Super App
by LJpMcC on 2021/01/20 22:12
Brilliant App! Thanks Google
Excellent
by Thiofrans on 2021/01/20 22:02
I now do not loose any of my photos anymore. Best app available for photo storage!!
Love it!!!
by sushi rob on 2021/01/20 20:05
Don’t need to buy extra iCloud memory
Great Storage - Great Management
by Fancy Taco45 on 2021/01/20 19:02
This app is beyond awesome. Google photos is your perfect storage app; it not only saves your photos you don’t want in your phone, it saves your iCloud (for iPhone) storage and deletes the duplicate photos on your phone. This app is extremely useful and it only gets better with each update. I’ve been using it since 2015.
Getting to know the app
by Laurel Kathleen on 2021/01/20 18:51
It’s pretty user friendly.
Simply Awesome
by RK…ZMN@93 on 2021/01/20 18:17
Already a fantastics application, after all a Google's creation 😎, but if the unlimited plan preserve better quality than current, it would be more way awesome. But, for overall, it absolutely awesome.
Wonderful
by ashbee1389 on 2021/01/20 17:37
This app has been a life saver! So many wonderful memories in one place, super easy to organize all your special moments and sort albums. Best app from Google by far
Yes
by Vladimy.B on 2021/01/20 16:56
J’adore cette application. Elle m’aide beaucoup dans la gestion et sauvegarde de mes photos.
Google photos
by Sandy Ridge, NC FAN on 2021/01/20 16:43
Love it!
Google photos
by ciarajordan2013 on 2021/01/20 16:27
Great app very easy to use
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. 🥳
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. 😘🤗✌🏽
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.
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 ;)
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.
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! 🥰
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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 🙂
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 😊😉😎
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! :)
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.
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.
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!!!
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!
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😀🙌👍
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 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
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.
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)
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!
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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!!!
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.
Infinite room for pics
by abjester on 2020/02/10 01:25
Everyone knows when you back your pictures up in iCloud it uses some of you allotted 5gigs in the process. I use Google Pics and the app is like magic. It just vacuums up my pictures and videos, saves them, all completely behind the scenes automatically. The one hook is you must store them at a SLIGHTLY less resolution for the back ups to not take space off your google drive cloud server. Personally I can not tell any difference and for my purpose Google Pics does everything I need to keep all my pictures safe. The App is free and I&#39;ve been backing up my pictures does years with no problem. A one second down load and whatever picture you want will appear in your camera roll on your device. If you have lots of pictures that need backing up you can use up all your iCloud room and have to buy more space OR back them up using google&#39;s server and have all the space you need. You can back up in original form also it just counts against the 15 gigabytes of space Google gives you with your account.
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+!
Serves it purpose
by TLesiak on 2018/12/04 16:52
I ran out of space in my iCloud and had to find something to back up my photos. I use Google for most everything else so it made sense to use it for photos. I like that you can access the photos, along with all the other Google products, while logged into my google account. It automatically uploads pictures I’ve taken onto my phone and when I need to free up space on my phone I can choose that option in google photos. It’ll send all of the pictures uploaded to the deleted file on my phone. There are a lot of photo products out there that have an option to upload photos directly from Google Photos like Shutterfly or even choosing pictures to have printed at your local Walgreens. The only complaint is that I wish it didn’t take so long to load the pictures and when you first click on the photos, it’s a bit pixelated so it takes a while to clear up. Although, it does hold a lot of pictures for free so I’d rather it continue to be free than those complaints be corrected and pay a fee for faster/more storage.
Just imagine how awesome Google Photos COULD be!
by Dan Pineau on 2020/09/23 19:10
I drank the google kool-aid early on. Once I realized the connection between google photos and street view, or images in general, I realized the google tagging made some location easily identified. I learned this because of a scanned photo with no meta tags of my father and me in Trier, Germany. Sure - many people would have recognized the Porta Nigra in the background but I didn’t recall it. I learned it was in Trier because of Google’s automated location tagging. So... nifty, huh? It’s a technology that should be a little more clearly presented FOR CERTAIN. Regardless, i like it a lot. But I certainly understand the expectation to be explicitly asked in order to rightfully give permission for third party use. All that said - I realize the G-account agreement covers all these points and so there’s likely no legal recourse but that’s not what I’m seeking. I think the right thing to do is make this connection crystal clear when within the google photos environment. I’d sign up, provided the conditions were mutually beneficial. I think Google Photos is top notch!
Does the work for me
by Ditjk on 2019/03/12 15:43
My family and I started using Google photos as a way for us to share all the pictures we capture when we’re together and soon realized it’s a great way to share photos from when we’re apart as well. I love how easy it is to share photos and albums. Works really well with my iPhone and allows me to keep my storage space on my phone freed up for more photos! Another cool advantage to this photo sharing platform is the stylized photos and movies it randomly makes and suggests. I only wish I knew how to make a stylized photo or action photo on my own. Google photos allows you to save and search by faces and places. This includes even searching for your dog! It’s a little scary how it makes a movie of “They grow up so fast” which is a compilation of photos of my baby from infancy to toddlerhood - how does it know it’s the same kid? Incredible and freaky. In summary; I recommend Google photo to everyone that’s looking for an app to save and store photos. It’s incredibly simple to use and does the work for you.
Amazing
by gator101gator on 2018/10/13 16:31
If you just use the “High Quality” upload size setting, you literally get storage for unlimited amounts of photos. And by unlimited, I really mean unlimited. I currently have over 5000 photos in storage and I’m constantly adding more with 0 downsides. Plus, being able to access your photos (as well as being able to download them) from basically ANY device that can access the internet is a huge benefit! Couldn’t recommend this enough for anyone that either has a ton of photos and videos and just want a backup for all of them and/or have storage capacity issues on their devices due to the amount of photos stored on it. All you have to do is have a Google account (i.e. have a Gmail account), log in to Google Photos, download the photos to it, and after it’s done backing up all your photos, you can then delete them all from your device and still keep all those photos and videos as well as be able to access them from basically anywhere! Amazing app and cant recommend enough!
You get what you pay for, and this is free.
by Kracka lohsious on 2020/03/23 01:41
Save yourself now and have nothing to do with google photos. Seriously the worst and least user friendly app for photo sharing. It takes 10 min to upload a 1min video to the cloud on high speed internet. Ridiculous. Also it doesn’t separate your “uploaded photo/video” from the photo video it’s viewing off your actually phone so if you’re not careful you could accidentally delete photos thinking they’re on google cloud and they never actually uploaded. Lastly if you ever decide you want to delete google cloud and have no connection with it good luck because it is a long process to delete all your photos from the cloud and disconnect your photos from the account. It raised my blood pressure and ruined an entire day for me. No wonder it’s free. I’ll stick with Icloud. You get what you pay for at least. On icloud i could upload over 3K photos and videos before google cloud could finish uploading a couple of 60 second videos clips. This app is a joke. No idea how it has such high ratings. Maybe people only use it for uploading a few photos to share. If you have hundreds of photos to upload and share you could get them devolved and sent to the person in the Mail before google photos would finish.
Fantastic way to liberate your iPhone
by publicrick on 2018/10/08 00:56
No room for the latest iOS update? You probably are like a certain friend of mine who takes pictures of everything and texts pics of every meal she eats when traveling to new places. Your photos are great, but they are hiding out in text AND photo storage. Why do you need them in both places? In fact, with this app you don’t need them on your phone at all! If you are cool with Google knowing almost everything about you, which it probably already does, then have no fear! This will solve your storage problem and make room for stuff you need on the phone. Set-up takes a while if you have multi-gigs of photos. Let it do its job and follow the Assistant’s guidance. Once done, install the latest iOS to see what you’ve been missing. One shortcoming I haven’t found an easy workaround for: if you are already in a text or mail and want to send an older picture, it’s not easy to browse through your photo library in Google from within the mail app.
Surprised how good yet not generally known by others
by TCMark on 2018/09/08 05:12
This app pretty much does it all, as the best backup app I’ve found and it’s creative Assistant. I’ve yet to run out of backup space and I have a ton of photos and videos. I don’t know how or why that works so well, but why pay for online backup space if you can use Google Photos? The Assistant suggests ready-made albums, makes movies, creates stylized copies of some of your beat shots, and even brings back memories from years past to see again. About the only thing I don’t like is how fast it backs up your photos if you leave that feature turned on. So if you haven’t had time to delete some of the photos you don’t want to keep in your phone’s Photos folder, Google Photos will have already backed them up. Then it’s a little cumbersome to synchronize what you want to save. It also backs up your media on multiple devices, which is very handy because you can view all of those photos and videos in one place. This is definitely a sleeper 5-Star app!
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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.
Great pictures
by always Grams on 2021/01/22 20:10
Thank you
Good app
by a person who has a opinion on 2021/01/22 20:02
This is a good app
Love it
by deebdar on 2021/01/22 19:54
I really enjoy this app specially they add more features
No brainer!
by alexdeanrichards on 2021/01/22 19:53
Frees up space on your comp/pc/ mobile device. Also has a lot of options like collages and animations. Down load it. You won&#39;t regret it!
Great but..
by Albie Stark on 2021/01/22 19:19
Dark mode is not truly dark, I would called grey mode, it could save more power by truly being dark(LEDs off), this apply to all Google apps and its dark mode(grey mode) .
Jayesh
by jaymita on 2021/01/22 19:05
Thanks
Все Хорошо но..
by nastyasssss23 on 2021/01/22 18:47
Но не даёт долго листать вниз ( лагает и перебрасывает на какой-то день), папки с фотографиями собираются и удаляются
Great App
by Vanbarkley on 2021/01/22 18:45
very simple to use so far so good.... the assist is a great tool!!!
Poor design
by Jtoppin on 2021/01/22 18:30
Now my grandchildren photos in google photos, I can’t email them to friends. Wasted.
Excelente
by Salume777 on 2021/01/22 17:51
Recomendada 100%
Best App
by sarsristi on 2021/01/22 17:43
I really like google photo.. its best app ever for storing photos n videos.And i like this unlimited storage thing but from 22 june onward unlimited storage will get over so kind of feel bad for this.BUT OVERALL I LOVE IT
Works great
by TryAnotherNickName756 on 2021/01/22 17:40
Seems counterintuitive to switch photo apps on iOS but I love the way Google handles my photos.
I love it
by @ashtian19 on 2021/01/22 17:27
It keeps your photos organized, yet accessible. It’s all around a great place to store photos but still be able to access them in the blink of an eye
Goggle photos
by mr Nario on 2021/01/22 17:07
I love great app
Johudgens
by Tinkerr455 on 2021/01/22 16:38
Super app!!
Superb
by Yurs-soft on 2021/01/22 15:33
Very useful
I like it
by OD2K on 2021/01/22 15:24
Works great for me. Great to ha e my pic and videos backed up automatically
Exceptional app
by RogerKoehn on 2021/01/22 14:10
Google Photos is a great, all-encompassing app. I started using it over Apple Photos because of its feature-rich properties. Highly recommended.
Imstarship1
by Imstarshipone on 2021/01/22 13:38
This is why I take pictures👍
Memories 2020
by freebird2712 on 2021/01/22 13:14
Great app. Love my pics. Love my Grandkids ♥️🥰
Amazing app
by cfoltz434 on 2021/01/22 12:35
App is amazing. Well thought out and super easy to use. Best picture app I’ve used yet.
Best photo apps
by Mahoulitsa on 2021/01/22 08:29
Really enjoy it also the assistant pics
My needs yes I love it 🥰
by choclatte Princess on 2021/01/22 08:16
I love it but I need an update and an easier way to contact you personally and have a Voice to know seriously 😳 you know how to receive my information and interest. Please give me a chance to reach you Thank you for your time Tamara Douglas
Got to love it!
by YogiDi 12 on 2021/01/22 08:16
Easy to use, lots off options and great for storage.
Best Photo gallery app ever
by stsc72 on 2021/01/22 07:21
This app is amazing ..does everything for you..
Well executed
by dej88888888888888888 on 2021/01/22 07:17
As a college student majoring in architecture I love the immense amount of allowable free storage. Keep up the great work!
I love it
by Steve Odemis on 2021/01/22 05:28
So easy to use and enjoyable.
Great for backup, but needs more
by DennisItunes on 2021/01/22 05:08
This is great to backup your photos. But it could use more tools to organize your photos.
Love google photos
by love google app on 2021/01/22 04:21
I love my google doc, photos, etc.... google app makes everything so convenient and great to access
Great App
by Lightman167 on 2021/01/22 04:15
Works well to reserve space on your device and the utility suggestions are nice. The internal image editor needs work
Crashing
by mimamyluv on 2021/01/22 04:02
My app keeps freezing and crashing!! Getting very frustrated
Building Memories
by Bmontoya on 2021/01/22 02:47
Love google photos- gives my phone space and allows me to revisit my memories! It also creates collages and movies for you which usually are spot on!
Great app
by Sai guy on 2021/01/22 02:32
Love the ability to sort and filter and create albums to access easily!
Great Way to Organize Photos
by 7*Stars on 2021/01/22 02:16
I love how easy it is to share photos. I wish we could fix red eye.
Good App!
by Jkaifx on 2021/01/22 01:22
Nice to have zer0 ads and a spot to store your photos without the hassle of only 5G iCloud storage space to begin with.
Just humble opinion.
by TheRetroDen on 2021/01/22 00:47
Liking this so far! 😎
Google photos review
by [FLIP] on 2021/01/22 00:42
Love the options, free space, and overall look is my favorite features. Keep up the good stuff!
Better than iCloud
by Takecareofmisspiggy on 2021/01/22 00:14
Love!!!!
One feature missing from iOS version
by CatSmoothie on 2021/01/21 23:55
Wish photos could back up in the background and not have to have the app open to back up. Switching from Android, that’s definitely the feature I miss the most.
Best app ever
by Amberpel on 2021/01/21 23:53
Saved me 4gb on my phone, there’s 5gb
I Absolutely Love This App!!!!
by sma3367 on 2021/01/21 22:45
I love that it saves all my photos, even if I delete them on my device. I also love the movies, animation and all the features that go along with it
This app is AMAZING.
by Peyton Nicole on 2021/01/21 21:35
I will never forget when my iphone failed to automatically upload all my photos to icloud and I lost EVERYTHING. Now with google photos, I can back everything up on there and just log into my email to get to all my pictures. Easy, convenient and free. I’d be so lost without this app. Thank you, Google. 😭💙
Easy, awesome and amazing
by Tamijop on 2021/01/21 20:55
My niece told me about this app. I love it. Easy to use and lots of help and instructions on the app.
It's Amazing
by the REAL Rockyroo on 2021/01/21 20:41
The face grouping feature can pick a face out of a large crowd better than anything I&#39;ve ever used. And now all the space it freed up on my phone is making me happy. But.... y’all ‘bout to charge me.
Yes
by hahahheee on 2021/01/21 20:40
Awesome
not useful
by aybiTch on 2021/01/21 20:34
I deleted all my pictures on icloud to send it here because i was switching phones and had too many pictures. I switched phones and logged in and half my pictures had been deleted and are only on the other phone and now i can’t do anything about it.
it wont let me move all my photos back
by Deviled Pickle Potato on 2021/01/21 20:26
i cant move all my photos in order back to my camera roll
Google fotos
by misspiggy97 on 2021/01/21 20:17
Muy buena la aplicación
Life Saver for memories
by Life Long Memories on 2021/01/21 19:51
I love the access to all my mobile photos.
Lifesaver
by Dcranor on 2021/01/21 19:12
The photos app is great for seeing snapshots or movies of your photos and is absolutely irreplaceable when it comes to backing up your photos.
Very much user friendly
by priya uday on 2021/01/21 19:01
Easy to use and time saving
Google photos very powerful
by Larryz21 on 2021/01/21 17:55
Much easier to use than Adobe light room mobile and other systems I’ve used,
Google photos
by diverdeb on 2021/01/21 17:40
What a great app. All photos are automatically synced with my phone. So easy to share as well.
Storage Saving App
by Missmaxx19 on 2021/01/21 15:43
Great way to keep access to your photos from your devices, without using up all your storage!!
This App Surprised Me
by Heyjohnny on 2021/01/21 15:29
I loved that I could backup unlimited photos, but today I got on and Google Photos had pieced together 10 albums from the last year of trips my family had been on, and made a few cheesy collages and slideshows (yet they genuinely brought a few tears to my eyes) based off of the face recognition, locations, and dates. I&#39;m a sentimental dad who doesn&#39;t take photos or keep any souvenirs of the past. For the first time in my life, I wished that I had taken more photos in the last year. Not so I could post them on social media, but because suddenly I knew that they would be auto-sorted and labeled for me. Basically, I let my phone sync thousands of photos to google this week, and suddenly I have well organized albums and collages. Google did the hard work for me.
I don’t care for this version
by MamaNitaa on 2021/01/21 14:47
Unable to easily select photos as I could in prior version. Unable to sort photo albums. Difficult to purchase photos.
Google photos
by amready on 2021/01/21 13:37
I love the the collages, memories, and the animations &amp; the added effects that you make out of our photos! Thanks Google!👍🏻🥰📷🎥❤️💯
Bad decision l.
by nOyOn33 on 2021/01/21 13:24
For high quality upload limited storage.
Perfecto para mi!!!!
by belka287826261 on 2021/01/21 12:40
Te mantiene actualizado y archiva toda tu historia!!!
Can’t function without it.
by Maria N. Saez Sampson on 2021/01/21 12:27
I love google photos. I love that in a snap I can remember a family memory captured on video or in a picture and pull out my phone and pull up that memory. I’m the family historian because of it. I love that whenever I change devices I can just download the app and my pictures are there, without much fuss. I also love that I can log onto any device and access the photos. It’s a literal life-saver. Will never go without it and once my storage is used, I will pay for the additional storage because it’s worth it!
absolutely love
by kmqxx on 2021/01/21 11:56
I have been using google photos since 2015, and everything has been saved, wayy better than icloud to be honest and whats even better that its FREE
Love this app
by agriggs777 on 2021/01/21 11:00
Highly recommend
Great way to share photos
by Munchkntoo on 2021/01/21 11:00
Love to be able to see family photos instantly especially now that we can’t get together due to COVID pandemic. Makes me feel connected.
Amazing!!
by Annabanana23777 on 2021/01/21 07:42
This app has been the greatest help in saving space on my phone!! I literally love it. I love that it organizes, automatically edits photos, and has a time lapse to see what pictures i took 1,2,3, even 4 or 5 years ago! I always encourage people who need space on their phones to get this app. It doesn’t ruin the quality of the photo and is able to somehow reduce the size of each photo so it can store more photos on there than iCloud can (for the amount they give you for free). 10/10 recommend!
Best app! Just let us Use AVI videos in Movies
by Musikman4Christ on 2021/01/21 06:02
Loving this awesome app, just needs ability to allow us to use AVI video clips in our movies and it will be perfect!
Great photos
by Lilgoldfarb on 2021/01/21 05:32
Easy to use
Thanks
by google homeboy on 2021/01/21 05:08
Love Google Photos! Best service available!
save space!
by Splashy Jelly on 2021/01/21 04:46
best app out there!!! NO subscriptions, NO payments, NO adds, NO joke lol!! but it true 10/10 recommend!!!! the other day i went on my computer to look at some pictures i loaded on it from my phone. i started freaking out because i didn’t see half or more of the pictures and videos. i tried everything and then i remembered that i had downloaded this app a while ago. i decided to give it a shot and see if all my pictures were still saved on it. i was about to cry at this point haha. when it loaded up ALLL my pictures and videos were still right there. so much relief!!! so many files were about to be lost. i will forever keep this app!!! it’s a life saver
Photos
by SuggaPuff on 2021/01/21 03:51
Great!
Google is the best way ahead of the rest.
by Derrell on 2021/01/21 03:46
I know your mom
Best photo app ever
by Louie Seven on 2021/01/21 03:46
All other photo apps are not good
Always nice
by SeiLianwan on 2021/01/21 02:57
I’m always like this photos. When I switching to android or iOS, always easy to copy the photo. Just need mail only😊
Photos and albums just vanish
by nickname556677 on 2021/01/21 02:22
I cannot describe how eerie it is watching albums suddenly lose photos and the whole album vanishing. Unresponsive at times and just buggy.
Great APP EVER
by laobean on 2021/01/21 02:11
I use this app for my photos for years! You don’t need to be worried about phone storage anymore, and you can review your photos anytime and anywhere!
Great app
by Mcathers69 on 2021/01/21 02:09
Good job google
Me encanta tiene muchas opciones de hacer álbumes y personalizar
by el paco pintor on 2021/01/21 02:02
Lo recomiendo muchísimo
keep the app the same
by yungvictor on 2021/01/21 01:57
don’t change anything !!
Awesome
by Chivis715 on 2021/01/21 01:52
I love it! It not only saves everything in chronological order but by faces! Easy to use and find my pictures!!
Terrific
by Rocksolid46 on 2021/01/21 01:44
Thank you for organizing photos and maintaining storage levels.
one annoying glitch
by leena loves this app on 2021/01/21 01:27
its great but theres one aggravating glitch- when scrolling thru photos it will randomly jump to the top of the section over and over again every time i click a photo. its been doing this for a really long time and i hope it can be fixed
goof
by lolypopstule on 2021/01/21 01:20
good
good
by wingedwolfdog on 2021/01/21 01:14
i wish they wouldn’t decrease the quality of the free saved photos, but i don’t know of any other product that allows you to upload and store infinite photos for free in good - soon only decent - quality. helps me keep my phone running quickly because i can keep all my old photos online instead. also the search function works pretty well.
Excellent interface!
by codgus on 2021/01/21 00:58
1/20/2021 My opinion has not changed, neither has the enhancement requests I made, ever come to fruition. Nor’have they acknowledged my comments. Yet, I continue to I use Google photos. Even under different data management, I’d still number 1. 👍 so, I’ll give you another star. ⭐️ 2019 I find this easy to use, smart and intuitive. All the things I&#39;m sure Google was aiming for. The recent announcement, effective 7/10/2019, of removing the integration of Photos and Drive, drops the functionality and ease of use of Photos down to a 3 star rating from me. Especially as a ChromeBox [OS] user. I would like to see the ability to stitch together a photo creating a panoramic photo in the assistant.
Google photo
by Tra-Tra 644 on 2021/01/21 00:51
I love this app especially the memory photos
Meh. Crashes and too cumbersome to delete
by Wiggle4 on 2021/01/21 00:35
The app crashes all the time when Trish to do anything. Great for backup but keeps all the photos you’ve trashed and then you have to go in one by one and delete them from the back up too. Waste of time.
Love it
by Maeyas on 2021/01/21 00:06
It’s amazing. I would recommend it everyone.
Love the creations
by lisacouchto5Oma on 2021/01/20 23:46
Great to check in once in a while and see what Google has made for me in collages and animations.
Great app
by sebthedev on 2021/01/20 23:08
I love the cross-device sharing features
Love it
by adamjking on 2021/01/20 23:05
Love it especially using auto filter. Generally does a good job of making the colors better. Wish it was quicker at syncing photos but that could be my cell phone needing to connect with WiFi to upload. Absolutely love this app along with google gallery.
Super App
by LJpMcC on 2021/01/20 22:12
Brilliant App! Thanks Google
Excellent
by Thiofrans on 2021/01/20 22:02
I now do not loose any of my photos anymore. Best app available for photo storage!!
Love it!!!
by sushi rob on 2021/01/20 20:05
Don’t need to buy extra iCloud memory
Great Storage - Great Management
by Fancy Taco45 on 2021/01/20 19:02
This app is beyond awesome. Google photos is your perfect storage app; it not only saves your photos you don’t want in your phone, it saves your iCloud (for iPhone) storage and deletes the duplicate photos on your phone. This app is extremely useful and it only gets better with each update. I’ve been using it since 2015.
Getting to know the app
by Laurel Kathleen on 2021/01/20 18:51
It’s pretty user friendly.
Simply Awesome
by RK…ZMN@93 on 2021/01/20 18:17
Already a fantastics application, after all a Google&#39;s creation 😎, but if the unlimited plan preserve better quality than current, it would be more way awesome. But, for overall, it absolutely awesome.
Wonderful
by ashbee1389 on 2021/01/20 17:37
This app has been a life saver! So many wonderful memories in one place, super easy to organize all your special moments and sort albums. Best app from Google by far
Yes
by Vladimy.B on 2021/01/20 16:56
J’adore cette application. Elle m’aide beaucoup dans la gestion et sauvegarde de mes photos.
Google photos
by Sandy Ridge, NC FAN on 2021/01/20 16:43
Love it!
Google photos
by ciarajordan2013 on 2021/01/20 16:27
Great app very easy to use
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. 🥳
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. 😘🤗✌🏽
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.
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 ;)
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.
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! 🥰
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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 🙂
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 😊😉😎
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! :)
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.
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.
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!!!
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!
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😀🙌👍
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 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
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.
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)
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!
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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!!!
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.
Infinite room for pics
by abjester on 2020/02/10 01:25
Everyone knows when you back your pictures up in iCloud it uses some of you allotted 5gigs in the process. I use Google Pics and the app is like magic. It just vacuums up my pictures and videos, saves them, all completely behind the scenes automatically. The one hook is you must store them at a SLIGHTLY less resolution for the back ups to not take space off your google drive cloud server. Personally I can not tell any difference and for my purpose Google Pics does everything I need to keep all my pictures safe. The App is free and I&#39;ve been backing up my pictures does years with no problem. A one second down load and whatever picture you want will appear in your camera roll on your device. If you have lots of pictures that need backing up you can use up all your iCloud room and have to buy more space OR back them up using google&#39;s server and have all the space you need. You can back up in original form also it just counts against the 15 gigabytes of space Google gives you with your account.
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+!
Serves it purpose
by TLesiak on 2018/12/04 16:52
I ran out of space in my iCloud and had to find something to back up my photos. I use Google for most everything else so it made sense to use it for photos. I like that you can access the photos, along with all the other Google products, while logged into my google account. It automatically uploads pictures I’ve taken onto my phone and when I need to free up space on my phone I can choose that option in google photos. It’ll send all of the pictures uploaded to the deleted file on my phone. There are a lot of photo products out there that have an option to upload photos directly from Google Photos like Shutterfly or even choosing pictures to have printed at your local Walgreens. The only complaint is that I wish it didn’t take so long to load the pictures and when you first click on the photos, it’s a bit pixelated so it takes a while to clear up. Although, it does hold a lot of pictures for free so I’d rather it continue to be free than those complaints be corrected and pay a fee for faster/more storage.
Just imagine how awesome Google Photos COULD be!
by Dan Pineau on 2020/09/23 19:10
I drank the google kool-aid early on. Once I realized the connection between google photos and street view, or images in general, I realized the google tagging made some location easily identified. I learned this because of a scanned photo with no meta tags of my father and me in Trier, Germany. Sure - many people would have recognized the Porta Nigra in the background but I didn’t recall it. I learned it was in Trier because of Google’s automated location tagging. So... nifty, huh? It’s a technology that should be a little more clearly presented FOR CERTAIN. Regardless, i like it a lot. But I certainly understand the expectation to be explicitly asked in order to rightfully give permission for third party use. All that said - I realize the G-account agreement covers all these points and so there’s likely no legal recourse but that’s not what I’m seeking. I think the right thing to do is make this connection crystal clear when within the google photos environment. I’d sign up, provided the conditions were mutually beneficial. I think Google Photos is top notch!
Does the work for me
by Ditjk on 2019/03/12 15:43
My family and I started using Google photos as a way for us to share all the pictures we capture when we’re together and soon realized it’s a great way to share photos from when we’re apart as well. I love how easy it is to share photos and albums. Works really well with my iPhone and allows me to keep my storage space on my phone freed up for more photos! Another cool advantage to this photo sharing platform is the stylized photos and movies it randomly makes and suggests. I only wish I knew how to make a stylized photo or action photo on my own. Google photos allows you to save and search by faces and places. This includes even searching for your dog! It’s a little scary how it makes a movie of “They grow up so fast” which is a compilation of photos of my baby from infancy to toddlerhood - how does it know it’s the same kid? Incredible and freaky. In summary; I recommend Google photo to everyone that’s looking for an app to save and store photos. It’s incredibly simple to use and does the work for you.
Amazing
by gator101gator on 2018/10/13 16:31
If you just use the “High Quality” upload size setting, you literally get storage for unlimited amounts of photos. And by unlimited, I really mean unlimited. I currently have over 5000 photos in storage and I’m constantly adding more with 0 downsides. Plus, being able to access your photos (as well as being able to download them) from basically ANY device that can access the internet is a huge benefit! Couldn’t recommend this enough for anyone that either has a ton of photos and videos and just want a backup for all of them and/or have storage capacity issues on their devices due to the amount of photos stored on it. All you have to do is have a Google account (i.e. have a Gmail account), log in to Google Photos, download the photos to it, and after it’s done backing up all your photos, you can then delete them all from your device and still keep all those photos and videos as well as be able to access them from basically anywhere! Amazing app and cant recommend enough!
You get what you pay for, and this is free.
by Kracka lohsious on 2020/03/23 01:41
Save yourself now and have nothing to do with google photos. Seriously the worst and least user friendly app for photo sharing. It takes 10 min to upload a 1min video to the cloud on high speed internet. Ridiculous. Also it doesn’t separate your “uploaded photo/video” from the photo video it’s viewing off your actually phone so if you’re not careful you could accidentally delete photos thinking they’re on google cloud and they never actually uploaded. Lastly if you ever decide you want to delete google cloud and have no connection with it good luck because it is a long process to delete all your photos from the cloud and disconnect your photos from the account. It raised my blood pressure and ruined an entire day for me. No wonder it’s free. I’ll stick with Icloud. You get what you pay for at least. On icloud i could upload over 3K photos and videos before google cloud could finish uploading a couple of 60 second videos clips. This app is a joke. No idea how it has such high ratings. Maybe people only use it for uploading a few photos to share. If you have hundreds of photos to upload and share you could get them devolved and sent to the person in the Mail before google photos would finish.
Fantastic way to liberate your iPhone
by publicrick on 2018/10/08 00:56
No room for the latest iOS update? You probably are like a certain friend of mine who takes pictures of everything and texts pics of every meal she eats when traveling to new places. Your photos are great, but they are hiding out in text AND photo storage. Why do you need them in both places? In fact, with this app you don’t need them on your phone at all! If you are cool with Google knowing almost everything about you, which it probably already does, then have no fear! This will solve your storage problem and make room for stuff you need on the phone. Set-up takes a while if you have multi-gigs of photos. Let it do its job and follow the Assistant’s guidance. Once done, install the latest iOS to see what you’ve been missing. One shortcoming I haven’t found an easy workaround for: if you are already in a text or mail and want to send an older picture, it’s not easy to browse through your photo library in Google from within the mail app.
Surprised how good yet not generally known by others
by TCMark on 2018/09/08 05:12
This app pretty much does it all, as the best backup app I’ve found and it’s creative Assistant. I’ve yet to run out of backup space and I have a ton of photos and videos. I don’t know how or why that works so well, but why pay for online backup space if you can use Google Photos? The Assistant suggests ready-made albums, makes movies, creates stylized copies of some of your beat shots, and even brings back memories from years past to see again. About the only thing I don’t like is how fast it backs up your photos if you leave that feature turned on. So if you haven’t had time to delete some of the photos you don’t want to keep in your phone’s Photos folder, Google Photos will have already backed them up. Then it’s a little cumbersome to synchronize what you want to save. It also backs up your media on multiple devices, which is very handy because you can view all of those photos and videos in one place. This is definitely a sleeper 5-Star app!
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9,888
Current Version (5.22)
4.0
297,693 total
 5
253,353
 4
25,895
 3
6,349
 2
3,729
 1
8,367
Version History
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