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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.
Endless pitches to buy prints plus poor organization
by Dan XXX on 2020/11/26 11:28
I can't import a whole folder of photos. I can't make subfolders. The prominent, endless attempts to get me to buy prints were tiresone. SomI deleted it.
I can’t upload photos like before and they’re basically gone.
by sheberockin on 2020/11/26 10:59
I can’t upload photos like before and they’re basically gone for all intents and purposes.
Great app to keep photos synced between Android and iOS
by NainaIqbal on 2020/11/26 10:00
Google 1 prices are reasonable so this is my go to back up option. Syncing the iCloud photos to Google Photos take a lot of time but it’s because it downloads from iCloud and upload to Google Photos. Feature to search videos by more than _ length or less than would be great. Auto stylised photos are ugly. Very unnecessary. More options to zoom out the photo feed would be great.
Such a saving grace app
by Tloca23 on 2020/11/26 09:17
Thank God for this service since I always have thousands of pictures and videos to back up
App won't load
by Foreverrrrr31baby on 2020/11/26 08:23
App keeps kicking me out every time I get on it
Just Cause
by crap pocket on 2020/11/26 08:22
Total flop, keeps asking me to update when I have unlimited package, really ticks me off
Exceptional App
by Alphaman3D on 2020/11/26 08:05
This app continues to prove its worth!
yup this one is the one
by life360hater1234 on 2020/11/26 07:57
very good app. never have to worry about losing my pictures :)
Mi Opinión
by SlavenPro on 2020/11/26 07:09
"EXCELÉNTE APLICACIÓN....! Mis respetos
srajeshs3
by srajeshs3 on 2020/11/26 06:08
Very Good App. Love it
Ok
by Indo T. on 2020/11/26 05:56
Ok
Papaseahorse
by papaseahorse on 2020/11/26 05:47
I absolutely love this app the best. Better than iCloud and any other photo app
Best
by Gvdetgsdvhvf on 2020/11/26 05:22
Best
Buena aplicación
by samfred85 on 2020/11/26 04:57
Es impresionante lo que esta aplicación ayuda
GOOGLE PHOTOS
by paulneuman on 2020/11/26 03:23
Love saving and sharing.
Useful
by Beastboy246 on 2020/11/26 02:58
It’s real useful
FACE GROUPING
by coreyseager on 2020/11/26 02:39
IT WONT LET ME TURN ON FACE GROUPING AND THAT IS THE REASON I HAD THE APP. I USED TO HAVE IT ON AND NOW IT DOESNT WORK. PLEASE HELP
Memory Lane
by megdean541 on 2020/11/26 02:20
I absolutely LOVE this app!! So many memories throughout all the years...
Best I’ve had
by MariaJ84 on 2020/11/26 02:19
I’ve had google photos for year. It frees up space on my phone and Creates memories. Couldn’t say anything bad about it I highly recommend it
Love this app
by mckaylatarro on 2020/11/26 01:14
I never waste my time on ratings but with this app I’ve been using since 2010. It saves EVERYTHING. I’ve moved from Apple to Android back to Apple & my pictures & videos will always save without a problem. I worked at a phone store back in 2014-2016 & i would have customers constantly complain about small storage space & this was the app i would help them set up ,save money & time. Easy to use Couldn’t recommend enough.
The best backup
by JSWCAT on 2020/11/26 00:46
Always reliable in there when you need it, never had a problem.
Not the best :(
by jffyjcmyfctjfdtjrdyrjc on 2020/11/26 00:24
It says my google account is disabled and I use my sisters 👯‍♀️ account so IM MAD AT GOOGLE
Bad app
by txmiee on 2020/11/26 00:07
This app erased all my photos and I trusted this app with it and I’m really mad since those photos were memories.
My favorite
by momma B 22479 on 2020/11/26 00:04
LOVE IT!!!
All my photos in one place
by FinkFamily on 2020/11/25 23:07
Across multiple devices and accessible anywhere, love this app!
Unlimited storage
by Sharathranga on 2020/11/25 22:57
Like the unlimited storage and auto video and moments creator as well as throw back moments .
MommaD
by lailabeans on 2020/11/25 22:11
Love google photos
Love
by lovelyreah on 2020/11/25 21:30
I love how it stores all my pictures from years and years ago
Google photos
by jrtneenee on 2020/11/25 21:10
Great!
Excellent app!
by trace rabbit on 2020/11/25 20:40
I find it easy to use, the various features, such as excellent facial recognition, various ways to make the photos “pop”, quality of the pictures, ease of filing, etc better than what I’ve been using in the past.
Bad quality
by Franky1436 on 2020/11/25 20:31
I saved some photos of my late dog along with many other photos and many of them saved perfectly while others in particular many of my dog have been blurred immensely and thanks to their feature that allows you to delete duplicate photos from your camera roll those hideous blurred photos are the only copies. I say this, trust them to back up photos you wouldn’t care about losing forever.
I love this app!!
by kiki8rayyan on 2020/11/25 20:26
I love google photos! It has saved me so much space. Apple photos takes up a lot of storage but on google photos, it takes less than 1GB to store all of my photos. Also, they edit different photos for you and give suggestions on how to make your photos better, like making it brighter. I totally recommend it and I don’t know what I would do without it!
No more need to delete photos
by ZT clasher on 2020/11/25 20:10
This app is great! It allows you to have infinite space for photos. Now you shouldn't have to worry about space!
Best by far
by WifeyHorne on 2020/11/25 20:05
Awesome
Life saver
by jdjdjfjififkeenebusoqpr on 2020/11/25 19:49
Clear up storage and not deleting memories...google photos for the win!
The Best ! I Needed This To Keep Up .
by Nosweat1 on 2020/11/25 19:45
No Problems , I Love It .
Wish it could be better.
by TheModdersDen on 2020/11/25 19:02
Edit: 11-25-2020: Google has gone back on their promise of free, unlimited photo storage. I am extremely unhappy about that as I used it for my grandmother’s picture frame and have a massive amount of family photos. I do not want to pay $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year to have some of the space needed for all my photos. Plus, as a beginner photographer, I will be having lots of photos coming in from that. So I will need the space. In addition, I have found an issue where a Google photos messes up the videos that I have uploaded. I have uploaded some videos, and they have turned out (because of the processing that takes place on their servers to make them “high quality”) buggy and glitchy. This can vary anywhere from the audio being off from the video, or there being stutters in the audio and video. Get your act together Google. I used to be a big fan of you. Starting to lose my taste of you and your lack of support. My original, happy review (which is no longer valid): Free unlimited storage for high quality photos, a storage assistant, and more! Why hasn't Apple added this to their Photos app yet?!
Best photo app EVER! La mejor app de photos!
by Mags0317 on 2020/11/25 18:57
I love this app! Is easy to managed, I enjoy the video clips and the little features that sometimes appear on some of my pictures. The best app ever no complaint always works and what I enjoy the most is the endless amount of storage!!!!! Thank for making this amazing app keep up the good work and the enhancements. Amo esta aplicación! Es muy fácil de manejar, disfruto los videos y los pequeños detalles que mi fotos algunas veces tienen. Esta es la mejor aplicación no tengo ninguna queja. Lo que más disfruto es la cantidad de espacio infinito que tiene, thanks for making this app continúen con el buen trabajo y los detalles!
Horrible app
by ChritianM on 2020/11/25 18:47
I absolutely hate this app.j tried to back up all of my videos and when it was a success i deleted them from my iphone library and now they are all gone because google photos deleted them too.
Best iOS app.
by Trenasaurus on 2020/11/25 17:44
Best way to back up, (and search through) your photos!
It’s good
by sanspirus200 on 2020/11/25 17:41
It’s good but I have a couple problems. 1. It keeps duplicating my photos and I don’t know why 2. I keeps moving photos away from the archive (which is where I put important photos so I don’t accidentally delete them)
👍💪💪
by gio4684 on 2020/11/25 17:29
💪✌️👍
Scrolling glitch
by Penmanstar on 2020/11/25 17:05
So when I search for something and I have to scroll down a lot it keeps glitching up and cuts off to load than I scroll back down and it does the same thing over and over again please fix this
All good except one
by Sasha Guez on 2020/11/25 16:23
Keep crashing in Assistant. iOS 12 iPhone X
Google photos is great!
by thinkPinkFashionDesigner on 2020/11/25 16:15
scanning my photos and seeing what stuff pop up is my favorite part of this app.
Excellent
by Jan3seva on 2020/11/25 16:12
Had photos since I was 14 and just now at 23 starting to run out of room. I love how much storage you get for free unlike apple photos you gotta pay .99 a month for 50gb but I don’t seem to get to have the same number of photos as google photos allows me too
Great
by laiahebnfkc on 2020/11/25 16:04
I love it
Still better than apple photos app
by TommyBoyChicago on 2020/11/25 15:45
The one thing that continues to shock me is how fast google photos can search and find that needle in the haystack that you’re looking for. I just did a search for the word basement and found a photo from eight years ago I was looking for in about 10 seconds. That’s just not something you can do with the Apple photos app.
Poor
by ric1275 on 2020/11/25 15:38
Stupid, it looks like a free app to store your photos. It immediately filled up and said storage full... but a month for $1.99... definitely not free. I’ll look for another app to store for free.
Used to better
by Ksmcclin on 2020/11/25 15:17
The app used to be better than what it is now. I liked when animations were automatically created for me but now that feature has been removed from the app. You can still create animations yourself, but I liked the feature of Google Photos automatically doing it.
Slow
by Ckim62 on 2020/11/25 14:51
It takes too long to do an initial download. I only had 500 photos and it’s been working for twelve hours to no avail. I hate that if you delete from Google Photos, it also deletes from your device.
Excelente!!
by eduardo ch on 2020/11/25 14:33
Excelente
Taoliver
by taoliver on 2020/11/25 14:09
Nice
Peace of mind
by Kmcarroll32 on 2020/11/25 13:49
This app has given peace of mind with simple backups of our precious photos... to me that is priceless .
Happy
by Stickmv on 2020/11/25 13:17
This app keeps you up with the pass and present just over all a wonderful app it does not allow you to forget the good times in the past or years ago was certain days . love it !
It is nothing comparing to iCloud Photo
by Feyyazburhan on 2020/11/25 13:00
This is just a garbage app and service. It takes ages to complete and does not let you do anything like iCloud photos app does. Don’t waste your time on this
Excelente aplicación ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
by iran60 on 2020/11/25 09:57
Excelente
WE NEEDED LOCK 🔐 ON THE APP PKEASE G
by Carly09097 on 2020/11/25 09:04
Wish we could locks up the app or the photos that’s will be great 👍👍👍👍👋
Disappointed
by mandiiiJoe on 2020/11/25 08:12
Very very disappointed that you can not look at your pictures unless connected to the internet!
Pics at my fingertips
by moomoomel89 on 2020/11/25 07:02
This is such A convenient app I just wish it would save videos too.
Easy storage
by travisgal on 2020/11/25 05:40
Easy to add photos and archive
Quality
by Tkonno on 2020/11/25 05:30
It’s hard to identify continuity in the quality game now-a-days, thank GOD there’s Google.
Reviews
by Jnanendra on 2020/11/25 04:32
Excellent
by 牛!奎永。 on 2020/11/25 03:51
很好
Yeeeessssdd
by Knnitto on 2020/11/25 03:41
Buena aplicación
Organizer Tool 👍🏾
by Roger from Indiana on 2020/11/25 03:21
This app works great helps me keep all my Photos organized and with the assistant cleanup is a breeze. The constant back-up feature allows me to know what has been backed-up already so that I can keep my phone clear for more immediate storage needs ✌🏾👍🏾
Doesn’t save your folders
by BJS43 on 2020/11/25 02:28
Absolutely HATE the fact that it doesn’t retain the organizational folders I spent months sorting my photos into & just saves the individual pics in one big dump! So if you want them organized you have to do it AGAIN in Google Photos! I also find the whole app confusing to navigate. It seems to be more about trying to sell me on Google services (e.g. printing) than helping me FIND my pics! Also confusing: when I open the app & it says “photos”, what it’s showing me is what’s on my PHONE—not what’s in their backup. Where is the backed-up stuff? It says there are “5000 pics that can be deleted from my phone to create space”. But which ones?! I have 17000 pics & vids on my phone! What’s up with the other 12000?! I can’t easily tell on my phone which ones are backed up—they don’t have a little star or something on them! And if I go ahead & delete those 5000 from my phone, what I’ll be left with is the UNORGANIZED pics on Google Photos! So this has provided a minimal amount of peace of mind in case my phone dies; but it’s not helping with the problem of clearing up space so my phone can function again.
Google photos
by Roxane Rodgers on 2020/11/25 01:51
I love it! So convenient.
Extraordinaria
by drmartinezj on 2020/11/25 01:26
La mejor amiga de las fotografías y videos.
Photos not uploading
by Bostoncommon on 2020/11/25 01:24
After the last update a few days ago, photos are not uploading or taking a very very long time. This is happening to both my husband and me. Please fix, Google!
Intrusive and sketchy
by sandcrain on 2020/11/25 01:18
You need access to all my device photos in order to see my google photos?
L Craw
by Lcraw2487 on 2020/11/25 01:12
LOVE IT!
Great way to manage your photos
by jgpnashville on 2020/11/25 00:56
This app synchronizes your pictures to your Google account and does a far better job of searching for content then any other similar alternative.
Photography
by Prosperity15 on 2020/11/25 00:48
I used Google Photos for the past few years. I have 14,000+ photos on my account. It's amazing the things Google Photos can do with each shot I take!
Great Storage Saver
by Stan Kee Wang on 2020/11/25 00:22
This app has saved me from having to buy extra storage on the iCloud. It conveniently links to my Google account and gives helpful in-app storing advice.
You make enough money.
by oFMuRi on 2020/11/25 00:05
Thanks for TAKING AWAY this free service and now charging for it. Onto migrating away from Google Photos.
C travis
by gamateavis on 2020/11/24 23:55
Love that you can set it to auto back up EVERY photo and video ! You don’t have to worry about accidentally deleting them
it’s great:)
by thuvucuc on 2020/11/24 23:02
i’m lovin it!
Best app
by Naofumiara on 2020/11/24 22:54
Great app
Fantastic
by Eldelacalle11 on 2020/11/24 22:38
Gratis rapido y mucho espacio
CREEPY and WEIRD as always, Google
by Powderhound522 on 2020/11/24 22:30
Requires full access to all your photos even if you just want to see things other people share.
Me encanta
by Soqui85 on 2020/11/24 21:58
Así tengo mis fotos y videos en un sitio.
Great app. Don't ask me to write a review
by Cory Hardman on 2020/11/24 21:36
Great app. Don't ask people to write reviews
Saved me
by Etannhauser on 2020/11/24 21:00
I honestly forgot I had the app in my phone. Then in a panic I needed some photos of the kids and searching my apps I found it and would t you know it, all my photos were there that I thought I deleted. Highly recommend!
The best photo app
by astri galvez on 2020/11/24 20:46
Keeps up with your photos and videos. Creates movies and collages for your. Can be edited. Really LOVE this photo app.
Amazing
by nickname93828 on 2020/11/24 20:19
This app is really helpful for freeing up space on your phone! Plus, if you delete a photo you can find it in this app in case you want it.
Love love this app and I’m using iOS!
by Cre8ivli on 2020/11/24 20:19
Google photos, and pretty much Google anything, is my go to app for backup of all my stuff on my iPhone. Not only is the app a stable, quality app that offers cool features like Assistant, to create seamless, random cool memories in many ways, but quite a large amount of storage space is free! A small monthly fee gains you tons of extra space which encompasses all of the Google apps for backup space. Best of all, and no one with Apple will tell you this, if you ever decide to drop iPhone and go to Android you have ALL of your backed up photos, docs, chrome bookmarks, etc restored instantly upon sign in. Without Google backup you are limited to transferring your contacts and photos on your device only. IMO this is a must have download with no hidden fees. 🙌🏻
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by bfdhdtsufjc on 2020/11/24 20:11
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The best photo storage app ever
by jhanon1 on 2020/11/24 19:51
I have a iPhone and I choose google photos over iPhones photos I choose google search over safari but will never go bacc to android get a iPhone and put google apps on it to get the best out of your iphone
Beautiful app
by Sergeyz on 2020/11/24 19:35
Collect all photo in one place, put them together make albums and short video, easy to use, easy to find photos, easy to share.
Google Photo
by BENTOQUICK on 2020/11/24 19:25
I really love this app ! Nice ! 💕😎 Nice Very good 🦾
Good
by Cheasse123 on 2020/11/24 19:00
Good
Needs Sub Albums and Better Quality
by $R16 on 2020/11/24 18:05
After uploading a video the quality instantly drops from 1080 to like 480 max sometimes worse than that... on original settings that has a cap of 15gb Also some photos quality becomes extended poor, and the lack of sub albums makes it impossible to organize your photo library without having 20+ albums to search through instead of having 3-5 albums with a few sub albums in each for a better experience minus the poor quality part which makes the app useless
Tecachu
by Tecachu on 2020/11/24 18:03
This app is great, it saves pictures I thought I lost!
Awesome app
by Budget Bryce on 2020/11/24 17:58
Great app and love the free backup google absolutely kills it!
Audrey
by Audrey Jean on 2020/11/24 17:47
Love Google photos!!
Se lo merece
by Flacuchenka on 2020/11/24 17:18
Una de las mejores aplicaciones, gracias Google.
Perfect
by erik tenenecrla on 2020/11/24 17:13
100/100
Super easy from the first click
by LumpyCT on 2020/11/24 17:13
Just click go and watch the process. It does take a while. I’m on Day 2 with 20k of photos, but the peace of mind is worth it.
Best thing ever!
by Candle1986 on 2019/11/30 07:12
I’ve had ALL of my photos and videos from the last 10 years saved ONLY on my computer up until I discovered Google Photos. I can’t even tell you how stressful it is having all of your memories, from my wedding photos... to my kid’s entire childhoods..everything from birth to current day - all reliant on a device that is over a decade old. I swear I have nightmares about my computer malfunctioning and losing every last record of these memories disappearing for good. I have found such relief in knowing that everything I cherish from my past is now safe and easily accessible with Google Photos! The feeling of security is priceless, (and free), but that’s just the beginning. Google Photos recognizes faces and is able to search for specific people throughout the many years. It knows my children’s ever changing faces from birth to now, which is amazing.. it puts together memories to look back on of this date from past years and has a super easy to use search system. I can search for events like “Christmas” or “Easter” and have every photo stored of those holidays from past years at my fingertips. For my Mom’s birthday I was able to put together a photo book by searching for photos containing - my Mom, my Mom and myself, my Mom and my kids.. This thing is a wizard!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Finally! Google, helping to create peace of mind when I run out of storage for my photos!
by Rockdez on 2018/04/05 16:51
This is the app I’ve been searching for! When I bought my iPhone 8 Plus, I purchased it in such a hurry that I forgot to tell the sales associate I wanted the highest storage iPhone. It was fine for the time being but, I needed to have a backup plan whenever I do happen to run low on storage space. I’ve been stuck with limited to no space available on my phone just a few months after purchasing it. I thought about possibly paying an online company like Box to backup my iPhone but trust is a big issue for me and I couldn’t get myself to take the next step in subscribing to some online account I barely knew. With Google Photos, I can now have peace of mind that my photos and videos will always be in one place safe and sound! Nothing bums me out more than to be at a concert and get a message pop-up during a video recording that I am running out of storage space. Now I don’t have to worry! I also really appreciate how Google Photos makes it easy to use and recommends albums and animations to save specific memories and moments! Best app ever! Totally worth the wait! :)
Easy storage, fun features
by jamaicangel00 on 2019/03/27 03:09
Google Photos is so easy to use! There are so many settings that you can decide on, like whether or not you want photos to automatically be backed up or wait until you are on Wi-Fi. Then, you can have the app on your phone so that you can easily delete the pictures on your phone storage and always see the pictures in the Google Photos app. I personally have turned off photo back up on iPhone, and just use Google Photos. You can access Google Photos from a PC too. And while you’re taking pictures and videos while going to events, Google Photos will make creative designs in the background. So it will give you memories and reminders of what you were doing this day last year or three years ago. And then sometimes it’ll create a movie or animation from the pictures and videos that you’ve taken. It gives you the option to save those or share them if you’d like. And, if it sees that you are using your phone storage when it has already backed up those particular photos, it will make suggestions on groups of photos you can delete/archive from your phone’s memory. Good job Google, as usual 🙂
Excellent for photos, Videos are a STRUGGLE
by iPad3 in Mich on 2018/01/14 18:09
I am upgrading my iPad and have a library of photos and videos on the iPad and synced with iCloud. Download the Google Photos app and give it permission to access your pictures and it takes over. Could not be easier. Be sure to manage your iCloud upload capabilities on your device first and decouple the device from iCloud. This is relevant, I believe, because it has taken a week to synch up ~300 videos from the iPad to Google Photos and in the meantime new pics (from all apple devises sharing the same Apple ID) get shared around to each other making the Google Photos install a bit less straightforward. This is the second Saturday I have been working on this and am now down to roughly 30 videos to get over to Google Photos. Almost done! Bugs I have encountered are minimal, but the count of pics/videos to transfer over is not a reliable number and the &#34;upload in background&#34; setting is not available to me so the app runs in the foreground. I had to upgrade storage size at Google -- for a fee -- because I wanted to keep original resolution and now I am curios about how Google Drive may be useful but don&#39;t know if Google Drive and Google Photos &#34;play nice&#34; with one another.
I love google photos
by Brother Gollum on 2020/01/16 00:23
This app really is both a major convenience, and a lifesaver. Whether you’re trying to combat the possibility that your phone might break and you want to salvage all of your photos, or an easy place to store and organize ALL of your photos, or just a way to save local space on your device, Google Photos is the perfect service for the job. I&#39;ve taken thousands of photos as well and have still not needed to purchase any of the (cheap) extra storage offered by Google. The personalized photo recommendations, and suggested stylized photos are very well done, as well as the automatic grouping of albums by location (which you can turn off if you’d like your location of photos to remain unknown) , and ability to easily order photo books and photo prints in app. I can attest to the photo books looking good as well, as I have ordered one in the past. Can’t speak to the quality of the prints though, although I’m sure they&#39;re of a similar degree of quality. All in all, I have no complaints about Google Photos, and multiple praises of it. The fact that my honest review reads as an advertisement probably says a lot lol. Great app.
Yes it rad! It’s better than face book for family photos and being able for all to use
by Jason Bryant 503 on 2018/11/29 13:23
It better than face book for family and the picture s are quality, I feel google is taking over the world but in a good way, I like the assistant and the effects I even like how they lay things out so I can explore and get better at my use of the systems. I use this and recommend it to everyone, yes I know it also tracking more and faster better with maps high pictures and how I use the google search, but I do admit google make so far everything better but ,invasive but so ar3 people This will make a market for phones cameras and other things we use may closed loop system for privacy, cloud for convenience, and we will see a market for towers and old laptops etc I think it’s cool, people need to learn and study it more so they understand what its purpose is and what it can do as in google ai photos computers tech, it amazing I just hope we do well with it and use it for all and communicate better and remember we need to collaborate with each other to make great photos like we have. It only invasive if the energy is negative . Thank you google 😊😉😎
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.
Very good
by DIDE2020 on 2018/12/15 13:26
Very nice photo storage app, easy to use, and offer many options of pictures layout and searching. Ive got it a month ago, and between my iPhone and the windows google photos app I&#39;m still finding new things I can do. But one thing I cannot do (or maybe I didn&#39;t discover it yet) is to check what pictures belong to an album. The pictures&#39; description doesn&#39;t show it. All my 25,000, and counting, pictures are organized in albums. If I don&#39;t place my photos in albums every time I take them, there&#39;s no way I can find out which picture was last that I placed into an album. I used Flickr before and it was very easy to check this, not only from the description (that shows you exactly if a picture belongs to an album or not, sometimes I discovered I had pictures belonging to 2 albums so I removed it from one of them), but when you take new pictures, they are placed, by default, into an album named &#34;auto upload&#34;, so that you know exactly what pictures do not belong to any album. I wish Google had this feature.....at least let us know from the description. Otherwise, very happy with this app.
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!
Great app
by Macorin on 2018/08/25 02:30
Google photos is terrific and they have certainly outdone Apple in the Photos app department. Sad that Apple can’t even make a better photos app than Google for their own devices. Google Photos has Apple Photos beaten in so many ways: 1) Google Photos shows camera info and even lets you edit the time of a photo. 2) Google Photos allows you to add descriptions to Photos. 3) Google Photos actually organizes your photos chronologically. Apple says they do in the Photos tab, but they don’t. They organize first by location than chronologically. It’s ugly. 4) Google Photos gives you a speed scroll up and down. 5) Google Photos allows for multi line album names. 6) Google Photos offers free photo storage (full resolution for Pixel owners) and (high resolution to everyone else). 7) Google Photos offers much nicer filters. 8) Google Photos has much better smart organization for their people, places and things Albums. Google Photos is everything that Apple Photos isn’t. It still isn’t perfect, but at least it respects that people can think for themselves and offers many features that Apple Photos should, but doesn’t.
Amazing
by UTPhotog on 2018/05/05 14:53
I take a lot of pictures with my phone and with my SLR. I have a large extended family and lots of grandkids. I have 200,000 ++ digital photos dating back to my first digital camera in 2001. I have digital scans of old 35mm slides. All this has been sitting on my hard drive doing no one any good. I have uploaded each folder of photos on my hard drive onto GF. Each folder on my PC has become an album on GF. This resulted in the creation of hundreds of albums in GF. Once in GF, I then share each album with the appropriate people for that particular album. Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) is scary good. The facial recognition is awesome. It is able to recognize my brother at age 75 all the way down to age 8...automatically! Below age 8 GF needs my help sometimes. So finding all the photos of uncle Harry is a snap. Now all my kids have all the photos related to them on all their devices. All searchable by person, date, location, setting (beach, mountains, etc). They love it. I love it. All unlimited and free. I still keep my SLR RAW files on my PC, but I have now made all my photos accessible to family and friends. Simply amazing.
Best App/Program on the web!!!
by JohnnyComeHome on 2018/04/27 03:31
I was always worried about eventually losing pictures and have no memories of my life when photography went all digital. However, Google Photos solved that problem and it’s really astounding what it does for you automatically. I have a DSLR camera, and I was also worried that I would have to always take pictures from the phone or transfer them to my laptop, but no not only does Google give you unlimited storage, it automatically stores all the photos nicely organized albums from any device you own. Next they are hard at work putting together albums or special effects etc., something that would take you hours to complete if you even knew how! Honestly, I could do without many programs and apps, but the two of my favorite apps, Google Photos and Google Play Music are making me want to consider going with all Google products,laptop,cell phone,chrome cast etc. I have an I phone and while Google Photos keeps up with those photos, the I phone only has photos from when I started using the phone. Google photos keeps them safe and secure! Unbelievable App!
Can NOT go Back to Life Before Google Photos
by PJ Jackson13 on 2019/11/27 11:36
Seriously guys, I would hate to think of going back to life without google photos! Google Photos is one of those apps that you had no idea you needed in your life, but once you do, you can never go back to how you was doing things before🤩🤩🤩 I love having one place that can have confidence in knowing my photos are easily accessible from anywhere. Plus, being able to share photos of my grandson with my daughter and vice versa in the moment is priceless. My husband and I are always in two different places, but we are always working on the same projects and Google Photos has been a huge help in us being able to share photos, ideas, etc. that keeps our projects moving forward. Lastly, although I could keep going, but since this is only a review, I am attempting to keep as brief as possible 😂 Back to lastly, the organization, tips, and ease of ordering is tremendously helpful! I am a huge Google Fan across the board, as many of the applications has just made everyday tasks so much simpler, so just giving a shout out and a big Thank You😀🙌👍
Organizes your visual life impeccably with little to no work on your part!
by Westpalmdrifter on 2018/10/07 04:48
Google photos does a very good job of backing up unlimited amounts of photos and videos for free. It doesn’t end there! Google photos does a great job of recognizing faces places and objects on demand. Another great feature about this app is the fact that one can go on a trip and within a day or two of returning, google photos has prepared a photo album that you can edit, caption, and add to based on the geo tag of each photo. As if all of that wasn’t enough, google photos allows you to edit your photos and videos within the app, save them, and then share a single photo/video or groups of them with friends or family via a web link. This gives you total control of what others see. The fact that google photos is secured with your Gmail address and password, means that you can login to view your photos practically anywhere you have an Internet connection. Best photo and video software I have ever used...in fact, everyone else is rushing to copy features already perfected here. Try it. You&#39;ll like it. Promise.
Beyond brilliant
by Beaver.A on 2018/11/28 14:43
Google photos is probably the most useful app I have ever downloaded. Everything is easy and seamless. Being able to search people or animals by their faces is an amazing feature that I use often. I love that google photos creates albums, collages and movies on its own for me. Sharing photos is perfectly simple. I really like the archive feature, it’s relatively new. It allows you to put photos in a separate folder that you might not need such as screen shots or other photos you’d want to hide from your regular photos. Another feature I’ve been appreciative of lately is ‘rediscover this day,’ it allows you to see photos you took in this day during previous years. I love this app. I tell all my friends and family to download it. Nothing else even comes close to what it can do. If anything I’d make a couple suggestions although I’m satisfied with the app without them. 1 - make a secret archive folder that can only be accessed with a password. 2 - allow users to create a custom collage (put the photos in the place they want rather than the app organizing them for you)
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 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
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.
Solid photo app
by Shurman292 on 2018/04/23 22:12
I’ve been using google photos for over two years now and it has been an innovative, reliable way to backup photos and videos. The search feature is magic. There’s no other way to describe it. I searched for “headset” and a picture from five years ago popped up with me in the front seat of a small airplane with a headset on...it also somehow correctly recognizes people from birth to adulthood. I don’t know about you, but I look nothing like I did when I was two years old. There are a couple improvements I would suggest though. First, editing photos could be significantly more robust. It currently has all the basic editing features you would find in most default phone photo apps. Second, a more clear, innovative organization method would be very handy. As it stands, I have tens (maybe hundreds) of thousands of photos all arrayed in a vertical flow with the months/years denoted along the side. Perhaps the option to automatically organize/rearrange into (gasp) folders by year, event type (wedding, vacation, etc) or person and other categories. Just a thought.
Features break over time + no support
by RawwrBag on 2018/10/31 17:45
I’ve used Google Photos since launch. It works fine at first but as the amount of metadata builds up, features start to break. First it was “sharing in progress; keep app open to finish” that would last for days at a time despite it appearing to complete immediately. Then one day it just stopped syncing edits, at all. Next it started failing to show new photos that had been downloaded locally and not yet uploaded. Around this time it also started uploading duplicates of things. At some point during all of this, assistant creations began failing to save. They would show up again every time I opened the app. Shortly after, it stopped showing new assistant suggestions and only the old “stuck” ones that I couldn’t clear or save. Somewhere along the way, it halved the number of photos it was tracking for backup from 3,000 to 1,500 without me deleting anything locally or freeing up space. Reinstalling the app fixes some but not all of these issues, and only for awhile. Buyer beware. You’ll get hooked by all the cool features and then it’ll start to fall over. Also, there is absolutely no support whatsoever, which is sad because I actually bought extra storage for the service. I’m a paying customer and there is literally no way to contact Google about any of my issues.
Collages are easy; make them better
by Judy Kotar on 2018/10/07 06:46
I&#39;m preparing educational collages of many species of trees: full height, and closeups of leaves/needles, flowers/fruits or cones. Examples are larch, basswood, katsura. I choose the same 3 photos or 4 photos repeatedly in hopes of getting the specific arrangement I want. If there are 3 views, I want the full height of the tree to be the full height of the collage. Sometimes the app won&#39;t give me that. I wish I could see a set of diagrams. Suppose I select a diagram with 3 vacancies. I want you to label them first, second, third. The first photo I select goes in position #1, then #2, etc. If I want the biggest picture verticle on the left side, all I have to do is choose the right diagram, note the number in the tall box, and tap the tall tree when I get to that number. I think it&#39;s logical to name the biggest box #1. I&#39;m not asking for ability to select the dimensions of the boxes; I like what you have now. I&#39;m not asking for new diagrams; you already offer a full set with 2, 3, or 4 photos. If someone selects more than four photos, they should accept whatever arrangements the app currently offers. The permutations &amp; combinations are too numerous.
Great but VERY SLOW
by LilGohan on 2018/11/29 00:20
I cannot think of a more useful app like this day to day. I have a 64GB iphone and my friends always flex on me because they have 256 GB or whatever. Now i flex on them because i have UNLIMITED STORAGE!!! I can truly say this app is a miracle worker, because otherwise, I would have to upload my photos to icloud where my ENTIRE family could see, but now there is this. The app is great but it is VERY slow. I have about 3000 photos to back up, and I expected it would take maybe 1-2 days. I even tried to not take anymore photos until it backed up fully so I don’t overload it or anything. Boy was I wrong, it has been 2 WEEKS!! AND I STILL HAVE 300 photos to back up. For some reason, the number keeps glitching, even though I’m not taking photos, the number sometimes keeps going up. One day I’m down to only a 150 photos to back up, a minute later, I have 291 photos to back up. I understand it may just me my slow phone, but this should be compatible with all users. I decided to upgrade just for this reason, and if it doesn’t work then, I will give it a 3 star rating, if it works, I will change my rating to a 5! Thanks Google!!!
Easy to use, a life saver!
by dovesy on 2020/06/24 22:01
I am a PC/Windows user, with an iPhone, which means if I don’t use iCloud, and I backup my Apple/iTunes information onto a new iPhone, years of photos are automatically added to my new phone and can not be deleted. It’s driving me insane and I came up to 10k in photos! As a result I couldn’t use my phone at all or update. I wasn’t even able to delete my photos or back it up. Thanks to the Google Photo app, I was able to backup and delete 7k of photos off my iPhone. It’s been such a seamless experience. Every time I open Google Photo app, it backs up all the photos/most recent photos onto the app. There are organization features like archiving but the app essentially does all the hard work for you. It’s really amazing, like magic! In the end I was able to clear up phone storage space and update my phone. I can even access these photos via my gmail when I open Google Photos on the desktop. It makes creating digital photo collages an easy task when I have access to all my photos from mobile to desktop. I love this app!!!
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+!
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.
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.
Most useful app I’ve ever used!
by Buttercuup_02 on 2020/11/13 01:31
Google photos has never disappointed. I’m actually surprised and 100% impressed by how far back my storage goes, back from before I even realized my photos and videos were even being saved to this app. I sure had a hay day the day I realized a good majority of my childhood had been preserved, especially a huge amount of photos and videos I thought were gone forever! The sharing functions are flawless, the flexibility and personalization of photo editing and album creation is incredible, the resolution is amazing, and the fact that it has virtually unlimited storage of all my many, many (and I mean MANY) photos and videos that I just cannot part with (for obvious reasons!) is unbelievable. On top of that, I don’t have to pay a subscription fee to take full advantage of all these functionalities!! I seriously CANNOT express enough how absolutely perfect Google Photos is. Thank you, Google, for making the world a better place with apps like this one. I’m forever grateful and indebted to you.
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.
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!
Better than Apple Photos
by Lazziza on 2019/02/06 21:50
I am wondering why I never utilized this app BEFORE now? I love that it connects photos from my iPad and my iPhone IMMEDIATELY... unlike Apple. In real-time photos from my iPad, iPhone and MAC are all uploaded seamlessly without me ever thinking about it. Apple products can be connected to WiFi and not operate any where near that efficiently. Not to mention the fact that I need to pay out-of-pocket for iCloud storage to protect my precious photos on their devices. For years I’ve panicked if my photos weren’t backed up, hoping nothing would happen to my device until I could afford to pay for my cloud fees again. Now I never have to worry about that ever since Google has tons of storage! Google has me covered for FREE too! &amp; *IF* it can get any better, every time I open the app there are new stylized pics, collages, and animated photos that Google has created for me! It makes my job easier and preserves memories in ways I may have never thought twice about. I highly recommend this app, and I consider it a MUST HAVE.
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.
All my photos get backed up
by ChiCubs57 on 2020/11/18 04:31
It is awesome that I can backup every picture I&#39;ve taken in the last 10 years worry free. Any pics I come across now I can just scan them and have a digital copy which over time will be a lot better than hard copies. I can also print pictures myself or have them done for a reasonable price on photo paper. I had a friend who asked me to store almost 1000 pictures for her that have been taken over a period of 40 years. At the time we lived in the same town now we&#39;re 700 miles apart. I uploaded them to Google and made a folder for her and shared it so now she has access to them 24/7. She also uploads new pictures to the folder as she gets access to them so she&#39;ll haves digital backups. She was so very grateful that I did this because she forgot that she asked me to store them for her 6 years ago and told me that she thought she lost them forever. If you&#39;re considering Google photos I would strongly recommend that you do so that your memories can be shared for generations.
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!
Great with caveats
by kiwiyamagushi on 2018/09/05 18:10
The user experience in general is pretty straightforward and useful. Photos automatically get updated into google pictures and then they have a feature that helps delete photos on our phone. Great. I believe I could even teach my mom this, which is saying a lot. This is where they fall flat, all the suggestions with collages and animations cover the useful feature of cleaning up photos. It just confuses some users (for example, older adults) and makes them hesitant to press anything and turns them off from using it. Perhaps they should move that as an extra setting and not part of the mAjor automatic experience. Second, the shared album is separate from albums which also confuses older users. I think if they could clean up the “bells and whistles” they would reach a broader audience, but also if they have a broader audience current users would probably be more active since then they could really take advantage of shared photos. The logos without text can also be confusing for some users. So overall really great concept, but the user experience can be fine tuned to really be easy to use.
Great app, but the update is annoying
by ArmyBratt777 on 2020/07/01 15:50
I’ve been using google photos for almost 4 years now and I’ve loved it up until the most recent update. Ever since I updated it, it keeps freezing/crashing. In reading the other reviews, I’ve noticed that a lot of people are having the same problem. If you have an iPhone, this will help you with that issue. First, make sure that you did a recent back up on your Google Photos app. Now delete the google photos app. Once you’ve done that, look to see if there is a software update available for your iPhone. If there is, let it run all the way through and it will restart your phone all by itself. Once your phone turns back on, download the Google Photos app again and sign in. This should fix the issue of the Google Photos app crashing. If there isn’t a software update, then just remove the Google Photos app and re-download it. I was getting frustrated myself with it constantly crashing. So I know how everyone else must feel. I hope this is able to help someone out there. Have a blessed day!
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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.
Endless pitches to buy prints plus poor organization
by Dan XXX on 2020/11/26 11:28
I can&#39;t import a whole folder of photos. I can&#39;t make subfolders. The prominent, endless attempts to get me to buy prints were tiresone. SomI deleted it.
I can’t upload photos like before and they’re basically gone.
by sheberockin on 2020/11/26 10:59
I can’t upload photos like before and they’re basically gone for all intents and purposes.
Great app to keep photos synced between Android and iOS
by NainaIqbal on 2020/11/26 10:00
Google 1 prices are reasonable so this is my go to back up option. Syncing the iCloud photos to Google Photos take a lot of time but it’s because it downloads from iCloud and upload to Google Photos. Feature to search videos by more than _ length or less than would be great. Auto stylised photos are ugly. Very unnecessary. More options to zoom out the photo feed would be great.
Such a saving grace app
by Tloca23 on 2020/11/26 09:17
Thank God for this service since I always have thousands of pictures and videos to back up
App won't load
by Foreverrrrr31baby on 2020/11/26 08:23
App keeps kicking me out every time I get on it
Just Cause
by crap pocket on 2020/11/26 08:22
Total flop, keeps asking me to update when I have unlimited package, really ticks me off
Exceptional App
by Alphaman3D on 2020/11/26 08:05
This app continues to prove its worth!
yup this one is the one
by life360hater1234 on 2020/11/26 07:57
very good app. never have to worry about losing my pictures :)
Mi Opinión
by SlavenPro on 2020/11/26 07:09
&#34;EXCELÉNTE APLICACIÓN....! Mis respetos
srajeshs3
by srajeshs3 on 2020/11/26 06:08
Very Good App. Love it
Ok
by Indo T. on 2020/11/26 05:56
Ok
Papaseahorse
by papaseahorse on 2020/11/26 05:47
I absolutely love this app the best. Better than iCloud and any other photo app
Best
by Gvdetgsdvhvf on 2020/11/26 05:22
Best
Buena aplicación
by samfred85 on 2020/11/26 04:57
Es impresionante lo que esta aplicación ayuda
GOOGLE PHOTOS
by paulneuman on 2020/11/26 03:23
Love saving and sharing.
Useful
by Beastboy246 on 2020/11/26 02:58
It’s real useful
FACE GROUPING
by coreyseager on 2020/11/26 02:39
IT WONT LET ME TURN ON FACE GROUPING AND THAT IS THE REASON I HAD THE APP. I USED TO HAVE IT ON AND NOW IT DOESNT WORK. PLEASE HELP
Memory Lane
by megdean541 on 2020/11/26 02:20
I absolutely LOVE this app!! So many memories throughout all the years...
Best I’ve had
by MariaJ84 on 2020/11/26 02:19
I’ve had google photos for year. It frees up space on my phone and Creates memories. Couldn’t say anything bad about it I highly recommend it
Love this app
by mckaylatarro on 2020/11/26 01:14
I never waste my time on ratings but with this app I’ve been using since 2010. It saves EVERYTHING. I’ve moved from Apple to Android back to Apple &amp; my pictures &amp; videos will always save without a problem. I worked at a phone store back in 2014-2016 &amp; i would have customers constantly complain about small storage space &amp; this was the app i would help them set up ,save money &amp; time. Easy to use Couldn’t recommend enough.
The best backup
by JSWCAT on 2020/11/26 00:46
Always reliable in there when you need it, never had a problem.
Not the best :(
by jffyjcmyfctjfdtjrdyrjc on 2020/11/26 00:24
It says my google account is disabled and I use my sisters 👯‍♀️ account so IM MAD AT GOOGLE
Bad app
by txmiee on 2020/11/26 00:07
This app erased all my photos and I trusted this app with it and I’m really mad since those photos were memories.
My favorite
by momma B 22479 on 2020/11/26 00:04
LOVE IT!!!
All my photos in one place
by FinkFamily on 2020/11/25 23:07
Across multiple devices and accessible anywhere, love this app!
Unlimited storage
by Sharathranga on 2020/11/25 22:57
Like the unlimited storage and auto video and moments creator as well as throw back moments .
MommaD
by lailabeans on 2020/11/25 22:11
Love google photos
Love
by lovelyreah on 2020/11/25 21:30
I love how it stores all my pictures from years and years ago
Google photos
by jrtneenee on 2020/11/25 21:10
Great!
Excellent app!
by trace rabbit on 2020/11/25 20:40
I find it easy to use, the various features, such as excellent facial recognition, various ways to make the photos “pop”, quality of the pictures, ease of filing, etc better than what I’ve been using in the past.
Bad quality
by Franky1436 on 2020/11/25 20:31
I saved some photos of my late dog along with many other photos and many of them saved perfectly while others in particular many of my dog have been blurred immensely and thanks to their feature that allows you to delete duplicate photos from your camera roll those hideous blurred photos are the only copies. I say this, trust them to back up photos you wouldn’t care about losing forever.
I love this app!!
by kiki8rayyan on 2020/11/25 20:26
I love google photos! It has saved me so much space. Apple photos takes up a lot of storage but on google photos, it takes less than 1GB to store all of my photos. Also, they edit different photos for you and give suggestions on how to make your photos better, like making it brighter. I totally recommend it and I don’t know what I would do without it!
No more need to delete photos
by ZT clasher on 2020/11/25 20:10
This app is great! It allows you to have infinite space for photos. Now you shouldn&#39;t have to worry about space!
Best by far
by WifeyHorne on 2020/11/25 20:05
Awesome
Life saver
by jdjdjfjififkeenebusoqpr on 2020/11/25 19:49
Clear up storage and not deleting memories...google photos for the win!
The Best ! I Needed This To Keep Up .
by Nosweat1 on 2020/11/25 19:45
No Problems , I Love It .
Wish it could be better.
by TheModdersDen on 2020/11/25 19:02
Edit: 11-25-2020: Google has gone back on their promise of free, unlimited photo storage. I am extremely unhappy about that as I used it for my grandmother’s picture frame and have a massive amount of family photos. I do not want to pay $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year to have some of the space needed for all my photos. Plus, as a beginner photographer, I will be having lots of photos coming in from that. So I will need the space. In addition, I have found an issue where a Google photos messes up the videos that I have uploaded. I have uploaded some videos, and they have turned out (because of the processing that takes place on their servers to make them “high quality”) buggy and glitchy. This can vary anywhere from the audio being off from the video, or there being stutters in the audio and video. Get your act together Google. I used to be a big fan of you. Starting to lose my taste of you and your lack of support. My original, happy review (which is no longer valid): Free unlimited storage for high quality photos, a storage assistant, and more! Why hasn&#39;t Apple added this to their Photos app yet?!
Best photo app EVER! La mejor app de photos!
by Mags0317 on 2020/11/25 18:57
I love this app! Is easy to managed, I enjoy the video clips and the little features that sometimes appear on some of my pictures. The best app ever no complaint always works and what I enjoy the most is the endless amount of storage!!!!! Thank for making this amazing app keep up the good work and the enhancements. Amo esta aplicación! Es muy fácil de manejar, disfruto los videos y los pequeños detalles que mi fotos algunas veces tienen. Esta es la mejor aplicación no tengo ninguna queja. Lo que más disfruto es la cantidad de espacio infinito que tiene, thanks for making this app continúen con el buen trabajo y los detalles!
Horrible app
by ChritianM on 2020/11/25 18:47
I absolutely hate this app.j tried to back up all of my videos and when it was a success i deleted them from my iphone library and now they are all gone because google photos deleted them too.
Best iOS app.
by Trenasaurus on 2020/11/25 17:44
Best way to back up, (and search through) your photos!
It’s good
by sanspirus200 on 2020/11/25 17:41
It’s good but I have a couple problems. 1. It keeps duplicating my photos and I don’t know why 2. I keeps moving photos away from the archive (which is where I put important photos so I don’t accidentally delete them)
👍💪💪
by gio4684 on 2020/11/25 17:29
💪✌️👍
Scrolling glitch
by Penmanstar on 2020/11/25 17:05
So when I search for something and I have to scroll down a lot it keeps glitching up and cuts off to load than I scroll back down and it does the same thing over and over again please fix this
All good except one
by Sasha Guez on 2020/11/25 16:23
Keep crashing in Assistant. iOS 12 iPhone X
Google photos is great!
by thinkPinkFashionDesigner on 2020/11/25 16:15
scanning my photos and seeing what stuff pop up is my favorite part of this app.
Excellent
by Jan3seva on 2020/11/25 16:12
Had photos since I was 14 and just now at 23 starting to run out of room. I love how much storage you get for free unlike apple photos you gotta pay .99 a month for 50gb but I don’t seem to get to have the same number of photos as google photos allows me too
Great
by laiahebnfkc on 2020/11/25 16:04
I love it
Still better than apple photos app
by TommyBoyChicago on 2020/11/25 15:45
The one thing that continues to shock me is how fast google photos can search and find that needle in the haystack that you’re looking for. I just did a search for the word basement and found a photo from eight years ago I was looking for in about 10 seconds. That’s just not something you can do with the Apple photos app.
Poor
by ric1275 on 2020/11/25 15:38
Stupid, it looks like a free app to store your photos. It immediately filled up and said storage full... but a month for $1.99... definitely not free. I’ll look for another app to store for free.
Used to better
by Ksmcclin on 2020/11/25 15:17
The app used to be better than what it is now. I liked when animations were automatically created for me but now that feature has been removed from the app. You can still create animations yourself, but I liked the feature of Google Photos automatically doing it.
Slow
by Ckim62 on 2020/11/25 14:51
It takes too long to do an initial download. I only had 500 photos and it’s been working for twelve hours to no avail. I hate that if you delete from Google Photos, it also deletes from your device.
Excelente!!
by eduardo ch on 2020/11/25 14:33
Excelente
Taoliver
by taoliver on 2020/11/25 14:09
Nice
Peace of mind
by Kmcarroll32 on 2020/11/25 13:49
This app has given peace of mind with simple backups of our precious photos... to me that is priceless .
Happy
by Stickmv on 2020/11/25 13:17
This app keeps you up with the pass and present just over all a wonderful app it does not allow you to forget the good times in the past or years ago was certain days . love it !
It is nothing comparing to iCloud Photo
by Feyyazburhan on 2020/11/25 13:00
This is just a garbage app and service. It takes ages to complete and does not let you do anything like iCloud photos app does. Don’t waste your time on this
Excelente aplicación ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
by iran60 on 2020/11/25 09:57
Excelente
WE NEEDED LOCK 🔐 ON THE APP PKEASE G
by Carly09097 on 2020/11/25 09:04
Wish we could locks up the app or the photos that’s will be great 👍👍👍👍👋
Disappointed
by mandiiiJoe on 2020/11/25 08:12
Very very disappointed that you can not look at your pictures unless connected to the internet!
Pics at my fingertips
by moomoomel89 on 2020/11/25 07:02
This is such A convenient app I just wish it would save videos too.
Easy storage
by travisgal on 2020/11/25 05:40
Easy to add photos and archive
Quality
by Tkonno on 2020/11/25 05:30
It’s hard to identify continuity in the quality game now-a-days, thank GOD there’s Google.
Reviews
by Jnanendra on 2020/11/25 04:32
Excellent
by 牛!奎永。 on 2020/11/25 03:51
很好
Yeeeessssdd
by Knnitto on 2020/11/25 03:41
Buena aplicación
Organizer Tool 👍🏾
by Roger from Indiana on 2020/11/25 03:21
This app works great helps me keep all my Photos organized and with the assistant cleanup is a breeze. The constant back-up feature allows me to know what has been backed-up already so that I can keep my phone clear for more immediate storage needs ✌🏾👍🏾
Doesn’t save your folders
by BJS43 on 2020/11/25 02:28
Absolutely HATE the fact that it doesn’t retain the organizational folders I spent months sorting my photos into &amp; just saves the individual pics in one big dump! So if you want them organized you have to do it AGAIN in Google Photos! I also find the whole app confusing to navigate. It seems to be more about trying to sell me on Google services (e.g. printing) than helping me FIND my pics! Also confusing: when I open the app &amp; it says “photos”, what it’s showing me is what’s on my PHONE—not what’s in their backup. Where is the backed-up stuff? It says there are “5000 pics that can be deleted from my phone to create space”. But which ones?! I have 17000 pics &amp; vids on my phone! What’s up with the other 12000?! I can’t easily tell on my phone which ones are backed up—they don’t have a little star or something on them! And if I go ahead &amp; delete those 5000 from my phone, what I’ll be left with is the UNORGANIZED pics on Google Photos! So this has provided a minimal amount of peace of mind in case my phone dies; but it’s not helping with the problem of clearing up space so my phone can function again.
Google photos
by Roxane Rodgers on 2020/11/25 01:51
I love it! So convenient.
Extraordinaria
by drmartinezj on 2020/11/25 01:26
La mejor amiga de las fotografías y videos.
Photos not uploading
by Bostoncommon on 2020/11/25 01:24
After the last update a few days ago, photos are not uploading or taking a very very long time. This is happening to both my husband and me. Please fix, Google!
Intrusive and sketchy
by sandcrain on 2020/11/25 01:18
You need access to all my device photos in order to see my google photos?
L Craw
by Lcraw2487 on 2020/11/25 01:12
LOVE IT!
Great way to manage your photos
by jgpnashville on 2020/11/25 00:56
This app synchronizes your pictures to your Google account and does a far better job of searching for content then any other similar alternative.
Photography
by Prosperity15 on 2020/11/25 00:48
I used Google Photos for the past few years. I have 14,000+ photos on my account. It&#39;s amazing the things Google Photos can do with each shot I take!
Great Storage Saver
by Stan Kee Wang on 2020/11/25 00:22
This app has saved me from having to buy extra storage on the iCloud. It conveniently links to my Google account and gives helpful in-app storing advice.
You make enough money.
by oFMuRi on 2020/11/25 00:05
Thanks for TAKING AWAY this free service and now charging for it. Onto migrating away from Google Photos.
C travis
by gamateavis on 2020/11/24 23:55
Love that you can set it to auto back up EVERY photo and video ! You don’t have to worry about accidentally deleting them
it’s great:)
by thuvucuc on 2020/11/24 23:02
i’m lovin it!
Best app
by Naofumiara on 2020/11/24 22:54
Great app
Fantastic
by Eldelacalle11 on 2020/11/24 22:38
Gratis rapido y mucho espacio
CREEPY and WEIRD as always, Google
by Powderhound522 on 2020/11/24 22:30
Requires full access to all your photos even if you just want to see things other people share.
Me encanta
by Soqui85 on 2020/11/24 21:58
Así tengo mis fotos y videos en un sitio.
Great app. Don't ask me to write a review
by Cory Hardman on 2020/11/24 21:36
Great app. Don&#39;t ask people to write reviews
Saved me
by Etannhauser on 2020/11/24 21:00
I honestly forgot I had the app in my phone. Then in a panic I needed some photos of the kids and searching my apps I found it and would t you know it, all my photos were there that I thought I deleted. Highly recommend!
The best photo app
by astri galvez on 2020/11/24 20:46
Keeps up with your photos and videos. Creates movies and collages for your. Can be edited. Really LOVE this photo app.
Amazing
by nickname93828 on 2020/11/24 20:19
This app is really helpful for freeing up space on your phone! Plus, if you delete a photo you can find it in this app in case you want it.
Love love this app and I’m using iOS!
by Cre8ivli on 2020/11/24 20:19
Google photos, and pretty much Google anything, is my go to app for backup of all my stuff on my iPhone. Not only is the app a stable, quality app that offers cool features like Assistant, to create seamless, random cool memories in many ways, but quite a large amount of storage space is free! A small monthly fee gains you tons of extra space which encompasses all of the Google apps for backup space. Best of all, and no one with Apple will tell you this, if you ever decide to drop iPhone and go to Android you have ALL of your backed up photos, docs, chrome bookmarks, etc restored instantly upon sign in. Without Google backup you are limited to transferring your contacts and photos on your device only. IMO this is a must have download with no hidden fees. 🙌🏻
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by bfdhdtsufjc on 2020/11/24 20:11
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The best photo storage app ever
by jhanon1 on 2020/11/24 19:51
I have a iPhone and I choose google photos over iPhones photos I choose google search over safari but will never go bacc to android get a iPhone and put google apps on it to get the best out of your iphone
Beautiful app
by Sergeyz on 2020/11/24 19:35
Collect all photo in one place, put them together make albums and short video, easy to use, easy to find photos, easy to share.
Google Photo
by BENTOQUICK on 2020/11/24 19:25
I really love this app ! Nice ! 💕😎 Nice Very good 🦾
Good
by Cheasse123 on 2020/11/24 19:00
Good
Needs Sub Albums and Better Quality
by $R16 on 2020/11/24 18:05
After uploading a video the quality instantly drops from 1080 to like 480 max sometimes worse than that... on original settings that has a cap of 15gb Also some photos quality becomes extended poor, and the lack of sub albums makes it impossible to organize your photo library without having 20+ albums to search through instead of having 3-5 albums with a few sub albums in each for a better experience minus the poor quality part which makes the app useless
Tecachu
by Tecachu on 2020/11/24 18:03
This app is great, it saves pictures I thought I lost!
Awesome app
by Budget Bryce on 2020/11/24 17:58
Great app and love the free backup google absolutely kills it!
Audrey
by Audrey Jean on 2020/11/24 17:47
Love Google photos!!
Se lo merece
by Flacuchenka on 2020/11/24 17:18
Una de las mejores aplicaciones, gracias Google.
Perfect
by erik tenenecrla on 2020/11/24 17:13
100/100
Super easy from the first click
by LumpyCT on 2020/11/24 17:13
Just click go and watch the process. It does take a while. I’m on Day 2 with 20k of photos, but the peace of mind is worth it.
Best thing ever!
by Candle1986 on 2019/11/30 07:12
I’ve had ALL of my photos and videos from the last 10 years saved ONLY on my computer up until I discovered Google Photos. I can’t even tell you how stressful it is having all of your memories, from my wedding photos... to my kid’s entire childhoods..everything from birth to current day - all reliant on a device that is over a decade old. I swear I have nightmares about my computer malfunctioning and losing every last record of these memories disappearing for good. I have found such relief in knowing that everything I cherish from my past is now safe and easily accessible with Google Photos! The feeling of security is priceless, (and free), but that’s just the beginning. Google Photos recognizes faces and is able to search for specific people throughout the many years. It knows my children’s ever changing faces from birth to now, which is amazing.. it puts together memories to look back on of this date from past years and has a super easy to use search system. I can search for events like “Christmas” or “Easter” and have every photo stored of those holidays from past years at my fingertips. For my Mom’s birthday I was able to put together a photo book by searching for photos containing - my Mom, my Mom and myself, my Mom and my kids.. This thing is a wizard!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Finally! Google, helping to create peace of mind when I run out of storage for my photos!
by Rockdez on 2018/04/05 16:51
This is the app I’ve been searching for! When I bought my iPhone 8 Plus, I purchased it in such a hurry that I forgot to tell the sales associate I wanted the highest storage iPhone. It was fine for the time being but, I needed to have a backup plan whenever I do happen to run low on storage space. I’ve been stuck with limited to no space available on my phone just a few months after purchasing it. I thought about possibly paying an online company like Box to backup my iPhone but trust is a big issue for me and I couldn’t get myself to take the next step in subscribing to some online account I barely knew. With Google Photos, I can now have peace of mind that my photos and videos will always be in one place safe and sound! Nothing bums me out more than to be at a concert and get a message pop-up during a video recording that I am running out of storage space. Now I don’t have to worry! I also really appreciate how Google Photos makes it easy to use and recommends albums and animations to save specific memories and moments! Best app ever! Totally worth the wait! :)
Easy storage, fun features
by jamaicangel00 on 2019/03/27 03:09
Google Photos is so easy to use! There are so many settings that you can decide on, like whether or not you want photos to automatically be backed up or wait until you are on Wi-Fi. Then, you can have the app on your phone so that you can easily delete the pictures on your phone storage and always see the pictures in the Google Photos app. I personally have turned off photo back up on iPhone, and just use Google Photos. You can access Google Photos from a PC too. And while you’re taking pictures and videos while going to events, Google Photos will make creative designs in the background. So it will give you memories and reminders of what you were doing this day last year or three years ago. And then sometimes it’ll create a movie or animation from the pictures and videos that you’ve taken. It gives you the option to save those or share them if you’d like. And, if it sees that you are using your phone storage when it has already backed up those particular photos, it will make suggestions on groups of photos you can delete/archive from your phone’s memory. Good job Google, as usual 🙂
Excellent for photos, Videos are a STRUGGLE
by iPad3 in Mich on 2018/01/14 18:09
I am upgrading my iPad and have a library of photos and videos on the iPad and synced with iCloud. Download the Google Photos app and give it permission to access your pictures and it takes over. Could not be easier. Be sure to manage your iCloud upload capabilities on your device first and decouple the device from iCloud. This is relevant, I believe, because it has taken a week to synch up ~300 videos from the iPad to Google Photos and in the meantime new pics (from all apple devises sharing the same Apple ID) get shared around to each other making the Google Photos install a bit less straightforward. This is the second Saturday I have been working on this and am now down to roughly 30 videos to get over to Google Photos. Almost done! Bugs I have encountered are minimal, but the count of pics/videos to transfer over is not a reliable number and the &#34;upload in background&#34; setting is not available to me so the app runs in the foreground. I had to upgrade storage size at Google -- for a fee -- because I wanted to keep original resolution and now I am curios about how Google Drive may be useful but don&#39;t know if Google Drive and Google Photos &#34;play nice&#34; with one another.
I love google photos
by Brother Gollum on 2020/01/16 00:23
This app really is both a major convenience, and a lifesaver. Whether you’re trying to combat the possibility that your phone might break and you want to salvage all of your photos, or an easy place to store and organize ALL of your photos, or just a way to save local space on your device, Google Photos is the perfect service for the job. I&#39;ve taken thousands of photos as well and have still not needed to purchase any of the (cheap) extra storage offered by Google. The personalized photo recommendations, and suggested stylized photos are very well done, as well as the automatic grouping of albums by location (which you can turn off if you’d like your location of photos to remain unknown) , and ability to easily order photo books and photo prints in app. I can attest to the photo books looking good as well, as I have ordered one in the past. Can’t speak to the quality of the prints though, although I’m sure they&#39;re of a similar degree of quality. All in all, I have no complaints about Google Photos, and multiple praises of it. The fact that my honest review reads as an advertisement probably says a lot lol. Great app.
Yes it rad! It’s better than face book for family photos and being able for all to use
by Jason Bryant 503 on 2018/11/29 13:23
It better than face book for family and the picture s are quality, I feel google is taking over the world but in a good way, I like the assistant and the effects I even like how they lay things out so I can explore and get better at my use of the systems. I use this and recommend it to everyone, yes I know it also tracking more and faster better with maps high pictures and how I use the google search, but I do admit google make so far everything better but ,invasive but so ar3 people This will make a market for phones cameras and other things we use may closed loop system for privacy, cloud for convenience, and we will see a market for towers and old laptops etc I think it’s cool, people need to learn and study it more so they understand what its purpose is and what it can do as in google ai photos computers tech, it amazing I just hope we do well with it and use it for all and communicate better and remember we need to collaborate with each other to make great photos like we have. It only invasive if the energy is negative . Thank you google 😊😉😎
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.
Very good
by DIDE2020 on 2018/12/15 13:26
Very nice photo storage app, easy to use, and offer many options of pictures layout and searching. Ive got it a month ago, and between my iPhone and the windows google photos app I&#39;m still finding new things I can do. But one thing I cannot do (or maybe I didn&#39;t discover it yet) is to check what pictures belong to an album. The pictures&#39; description doesn&#39;t show it. All my 25,000, and counting, pictures are organized in albums. If I don&#39;t place my photos in albums every time I take them, there&#39;s no way I can find out which picture was last that I placed into an album. I used Flickr before and it was very easy to check this, not only from the description (that shows you exactly if a picture belongs to an album or not, sometimes I discovered I had pictures belonging to 2 albums so I removed it from one of them), but when you take new pictures, they are placed, by default, into an album named &#34;auto upload&#34;, so that you know exactly what pictures do not belong to any album. I wish Google had this feature.....at least let us know from the description. Otherwise, very happy with this app.
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!
Great app
by Macorin on 2018/08/25 02:30
Google photos is terrific and they have certainly outdone Apple in the Photos app department. Sad that Apple can’t even make a better photos app than Google for their own devices. Google Photos has Apple Photos beaten in so many ways: 1) Google Photos shows camera info and even lets you edit the time of a photo. 2) Google Photos allows you to add descriptions to Photos. 3) Google Photos actually organizes your photos chronologically. Apple says they do in the Photos tab, but they don’t. They organize first by location than chronologically. It’s ugly. 4) Google Photos gives you a speed scroll up and down. 5) Google Photos allows for multi line album names. 6) Google Photos offers free photo storage (full resolution for Pixel owners) and (high resolution to everyone else). 7) Google Photos offers much nicer filters. 8) Google Photos has much better smart organization for their people, places and things Albums. Google Photos is everything that Apple Photos isn’t. It still isn’t perfect, but at least it respects that people can think for themselves and offers many features that Apple Photos should, but doesn’t.
Amazing
by UTPhotog on 2018/05/05 14:53
I take a lot of pictures with my phone and with my SLR. I have a large extended family and lots of grandkids. I have 200,000 ++ digital photos dating back to my first digital camera in 2001. I have digital scans of old 35mm slides. All this has been sitting on my hard drive doing no one any good. I have uploaded each folder of photos on my hard drive onto GF. Each folder on my PC has become an album on GF. This resulted in the creation of hundreds of albums in GF. Once in GF, I then share each album with the appropriate people for that particular album. Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) is scary good. The facial recognition is awesome. It is able to recognize my brother at age 75 all the way down to age 8...automatically! Below age 8 GF needs my help sometimes. So finding all the photos of uncle Harry is a snap. Now all my kids have all the photos related to them on all their devices. All searchable by person, date, location, setting (beach, mountains, etc). They love it. I love it. All unlimited and free. I still keep my SLR RAW files on my PC, but I have now made all my photos accessible to family and friends. Simply amazing.
Best App/Program on the web!!!
by JohnnyComeHome on 2018/04/27 03:31
I was always worried about eventually losing pictures and have no memories of my life when photography went all digital. However, Google Photos solved that problem and it’s really astounding what it does for you automatically. I have a DSLR camera, and I was also worried that I would have to always take pictures from the phone or transfer them to my laptop, but no not only does Google give you unlimited storage, it automatically stores all the photos nicely organized albums from any device you own. Next they are hard at work putting together albums or special effects etc., something that would take you hours to complete if you even knew how! Honestly, I could do without many programs and apps, but the two of my favorite apps, Google Photos and Google Play Music are making me want to consider going with all Google products,laptop,cell phone,chrome cast etc. I have an I phone and while Google Photos keeps up with those photos, the I phone only has photos from when I started using the phone. Google photos keeps them safe and secure! Unbelievable App!
Can NOT go Back to Life Before Google Photos
by PJ Jackson13 on 2019/11/27 11:36
Seriously guys, I would hate to think of going back to life without google photos! Google Photos is one of those apps that you had no idea you needed in your life, but once you do, you can never go back to how you was doing things before🤩🤩🤩 I love having one place that can have confidence in knowing my photos are easily accessible from anywhere. Plus, being able to share photos of my grandson with my daughter and vice versa in the moment is priceless. My husband and I are always in two different places, but we are always working on the same projects and Google Photos has been a huge help in us being able to share photos, ideas, etc. that keeps our projects moving forward. Lastly, although I could keep going, but since this is only a review, I am attempting to keep as brief as possible 😂 Back to lastly, the organization, tips, and ease of ordering is tremendously helpful! I am a huge Google Fan across the board, as many of the applications has just made everyday tasks so much simpler, so just giving a shout out and a big Thank You😀🙌👍
Organizes your visual life impeccably with little to no work on your part!
by Westpalmdrifter on 2018/10/07 04:48
Google photos does a very good job of backing up unlimited amounts of photos and videos for free. It doesn’t end there! Google photos does a great job of recognizing faces places and objects on demand. Another great feature about this app is the fact that one can go on a trip and within a day or two of returning, google photos has prepared a photo album that you can edit, caption, and add to based on the geo tag of each photo. As if all of that wasn’t enough, google photos allows you to edit your photos and videos within the app, save them, and then share a single photo/video or groups of them with friends or family via a web link. This gives you total control of what others see. The fact that google photos is secured with your Gmail address and password, means that you can login to view your photos practically anywhere you have an Internet connection. Best photo and video software I have ever used...in fact, everyone else is rushing to copy features already perfected here. Try it. You&#39;ll like it. Promise.
Beyond brilliant
by Beaver.A on 2018/11/28 14:43
Google photos is probably the most useful app I have ever downloaded. Everything is easy and seamless. Being able to search people or animals by their faces is an amazing feature that I use often. I love that google photos creates albums, collages and movies on its own for me. Sharing photos is perfectly simple. I really like the archive feature, it’s relatively new. It allows you to put photos in a separate folder that you might not need such as screen shots or other photos you’d want to hide from your regular photos. Another feature I’ve been appreciative of lately is ‘rediscover this day,’ it allows you to see photos you took in this day during previous years. I love this app. I tell all my friends and family to download it. Nothing else even comes close to what it can do. If anything I’d make a couple suggestions although I’m satisfied with the app without them. 1 - make a secret archive folder that can only be accessed with a password. 2 - allow users to create a custom collage (put the photos in the place they want rather than the app organizing them for you)
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 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
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.
Solid photo app
by Shurman292 on 2018/04/23 22:12
I’ve been using google photos for over two years now and it has been an innovative, reliable way to backup photos and videos. The search feature is magic. There’s no other way to describe it. I searched for “headset” and a picture from five years ago popped up with me in the front seat of a small airplane with a headset on...it also somehow correctly recognizes people from birth to adulthood. I don’t know about you, but I look nothing like I did when I was two years old. There are a couple improvements I would suggest though. First, editing photos could be significantly more robust. It currently has all the basic editing features you would find in most default phone photo apps. Second, a more clear, innovative organization method would be very handy. As it stands, I have tens (maybe hundreds) of thousands of photos all arrayed in a vertical flow with the months/years denoted along the side. Perhaps the option to automatically organize/rearrange into (gasp) folders by year, event type (wedding, vacation, etc) or person and other categories. Just a thought.
Features break over time + no support
by RawwrBag on 2018/10/31 17:45
I’ve used Google Photos since launch. It works fine at first but as the amount of metadata builds up, features start to break. First it was “sharing in progress; keep app open to finish” that would last for days at a time despite it appearing to complete immediately. Then one day it just stopped syncing edits, at all. Next it started failing to show new photos that had been downloaded locally and not yet uploaded. Around this time it also started uploading duplicates of things. At some point during all of this, assistant creations began failing to save. They would show up again every time I opened the app. Shortly after, it stopped showing new assistant suggestions and only the old “stuck” ones that I couldn’t clear or save. Somewhere along the way, it halved the number of photos it was tracking for backup from 3,000 to 1,500 without me deleting anything locally or freeing up space. Reinstalling the app fixes some but not all of these issues, and only for awhile. Buyer beware. You’ll get hooked by all the cool features and then it’ll start to fall over. Also, there is absolutely no support whatsoever, which is sad because I actually bought extra storage for the service. I’m a paying customer and there is literally no way to contact Google about any of my issues.
Collages are easy; make them better
by Judy Kotar on 2018/10/07 06:46
I&#39;m preparing educational collages of many species of trees: full height, and closeups of leaves/needles, flowers/fruits or cones. Examples are larch, basswood, katsura. I choose the same 3 photos or 4 photos repeatedly in hopes of getting the specific arrangement I want. If there are 3 views, I want the full height of the tree to be the full height of the collage. Sometimes the app won&#39;t give me that. I wish I could see a set of diagrams. Suppose I select a diagram with 3 vacancies. I want you to label them first, second, third. The first photo I select goes in position #1, then #2, etc. If I want the biggest picture verticle on the left side, all I have to do is choose the right diagram, note the number in the tall box, and tap the tall tree when I get to that number. I think it&#39;s logical to name the biggest box #1. I&#39;m not asking for ability to select the dimensions of the boxes; I like what you have now. I&#39;m not asking for new diagrams; you already offer a full set with 2, 3, or 4 photos. If someone selects more than four photos, they should accept whatever arrangements the app currently offers. The permutations &amp; combinations are too numerous.
Great but VERY SLOW
by LilGohan on 2018/11/29 00:20
I cannot think of a more useful app like this day to day. I have a 64GB iphone and my friends always flex on me because they have 256 GB or whatever. Now i flex on them because i have UNLIMITED STORAGE!!! I can truly say this app is a miracle worker, because otherwise, I would have to upload my photos to icloud where my ENTIRE family could see, but now there is this. The app is great but it is VERY slow. I have about 3000 photos to back up, and I expected it would take maybe 1-2 days. I even tried to not take anymore photos until it backed up fully so I don’t overload it or anything. Boy was I wrong, it has been 2 WEEKS!! AND I STILL HAVE 300 photos to back up. For some reason, the number keeps glitching, even though I’m not taking photos, the number sometimes keeps going up. One day I’m down to only a 150 photos to back up, a minute later, I have 291 photos to back up. I understand it may just me my slow phone, but this should be compatible with all users. I decided to upgrade just for this reason, and if it doesn’t work then, I will give it a 3 star rating, if it works, I will change my rating to a 5! Thanks Google!!!
Easy to use, a life saver!
by dovesy on 2020/06/24 22:01
I am a PC/Windows user, with an iPhone, which means if I don’t use iCloud, and I backup my Apple/iTunes information onto a new iPhone, years of photos are automatically added to my new phone and can not be deleted. It’s driving me insane and I came up to 10k in photos! As a result I couldn’t use my phone at all or update. I wasn’t even able to delete my photos or back it up. Thanks to the Google Photo app, I was able to backup and delete 7k of photos off my iPhone. It’s been such a seamless experience. Every time I open Google Photo app, it backs up all the photos/most recent photos onto the app. There are organization features like archiving but the app essentially does all the hard work for you. It’s really amazing, like magic! In the end I was able to clear up phone storage space and update my phone. I can even access these photos via my gmail when I open Google Photos on the desktop. It makes creating digital photo collages an easy task when I have access to all my photos from mobile to desktop. I love this app!!!
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+!
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.
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.
Most useful app I’ve ever used!
by Buttercuup_02 on 2020/11/13 01:31
Google photos has never disappointed. I’m actually surprised and 100% impressed by how far back my storage goes, back from before I even realized my photos and videos were even being saved to this app. I sure had a hay day the day I realized a good majority of my childhood had been preserved, especially a huge amount of photos and videos I thought were gone forever! The sharing functions are flawless, the flexibility and personalization of photo editing and album creation is incredible, the resolution is amazing, and the fact that it has virtually unlimited storage of all my many, many (and I mean MANY) photos and videos that I just cannot part with (for obvious reasons!) is unbelievable. On top of that, I don’t have to pay a subscription fee to take full advantage of all these functionalities!! I seriously CANNOT express enough how absolutely perfect Google Photos is. Thank you, Google, for making the world a better place with apps like this one. I’m forever grateful and indebted to you.
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.
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!
Better than Apple Photos
by Lazziza on 2019/02/06 21:50
I am wondering why I never utilized this app BEFORE now? I love that it connects photos from my iPad and my iPhone IMMEDIATELY... unlike Apple. In real-time photos from my iPad, iPhone and MAC are all uploaded seamlessly without me ever thinking about it. Apple products can be connected to WiFi and not operate any where near that efficiently. Not to mention the fact that I need to pay out-of-pocket for iCloud storage to protect my precious photos on their devices. For years I’ve panicked if my photos weren’t backed up, hoping nothing would happen to my device until I could afford to pay for my cloud fees again. Now I never have to worry about that ever since Google has tons of storage! Google has me covered for FREE too! &amp; *IF* it can get any better, every time I open the app there are new stylized pics, collages, and animated photos that Google has created for me! It makes my job easier and preserves memories in ways I may have never thought twice about. I highly recommend this app, and I consider it a MUST HAVE.
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.
All my photos get backed up
by ChiCubs57 on 2020/11/18 04:31
It is awesome that I can backup every picture I&#39;ve taken in the last 10 years worry free. Any pics I come across now I can just scan them and have a digital copy which over time will be a lot better than hard copies. I can also print pictures myself or have them done for a reasonable price on photo paper. I had a friend who asked me to store almost 1000 pictures for her that have been taken over a period of 40 years. At the time we lived in the same town now we&#39;re 700 miles apart. I uploaded them to Google and made a folder for her and shared it so now she has access to them 24/7. She also uploads new pictures to the folder as she gets access to them so she&#39;ll haves digital backups. She was so very grateful that I did this because she forgot that she asked me to store them for her 6 years ago and told me that she thought she lost them forever. If you&#39;re considering Google photos I would strongly recommend that you do so that your memories can be shared for generations.
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!
Great with caveats
by kiwiyamagushi on 2018/09/05 18:10
The user experience in general is pretty straightforward and useful. Photos automatically get updated into google pictures and then they have a feature that helps delete photos on our phone. Great. I believe I could even teach my mom this, which is saying a lot. This is where they fall flat, all the suggestions with collages and animations cover the useful feature of cleaning up photos. It just confuses some users (for example, older adults) and makes them hesitant to press anything and turns them off from using it. Perhaps they should move that as an extra setting and not part of the mAjor automatic experience. Second, the shared album is separate from albums which also confuses older users. I think if they could clean up the “bells and whistles” they would reach a broader audience, but also if they have a broader audience current users would probably be more active since then they could really take advantage of shared photos. The logos without text can also be confusing for some users. So overall really great concept, but the user experience can be fine tuned to really be easy to use.
Great app, but the update is annoying
by ArmyBratt777 on 2020/07/01 15:50
I’ve been using google photos for almost 4 years now and I’ve loved it up until the most recent update. Ever since I updated it, it keeps freezing/crashing. In reading the other reviews, I’ve noticed that a lot of people are having the same problem. If you have an iPhone, this will help you with that issue. First, make sure that you did a recent back up on your Google Photos app. Now delete the google photos app. Once you’ve done that, look to see if there is a software update available for your iPhone. If there is, let it run all the way through and it will restart your phone all by itself. Once your phone turns back on, download the Google Photos app again and sign in. This should fix the issue of the Google Photos app crashing. If there isn’t a software update, then just remove the Google Photos app and re-download it. I was getting frustrated myself with it constantly crashing. So I know how everyone else must feel. I hope this is able to help someone out there. Have a blessed day!
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