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Google Photos

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The home for your memories. Relive, share, and organize your photos.

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  • img Community
    With so many photos, Google Photos is the way to stay organized. I usually group photos in categories like date or location and even based on what's in the photo. It's also great for finding photos quickly.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    We can find jobs thru games and not so many we can ask for news on what happened to the happened to this country and other countries and artist programshappenings . and in this app we can get prize.reccomendstions..how we can get money prize and a lot more
    img by Megan
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Are you trying to keep 1000s of precious memories organized? I use Google Photos all the time to share pictures of my travels with friends and family. Easily upload and save all of your pictures. Then select which photos you want to share and with who.
    img by Megan
    2 years ago
  • img Expert
    1. Extremely efficient & reliable! Instantly backup an unlimited number of images without losing quality
    2. Looking for that awesome sunset image you uploaded a long time ago? Instantly find the photo you want by simply typing what's in the image
    3. Make the most out of your creativity! Automatically create stunning collages, beautiful movies & panoramas

    Reviewed by Antonio Rozich on April 30, 2018

  • Oct 26, 2021

    By Gordon Turton
    This app keeps on improving and is very useful. The editing provides a powerful range of functions. When it became able to edit videos I nearly fell off my chair with excitement. You see, WhatsApp is very restrictive on multiple forwards. Now I can edit a video and make any slight change and save it then start forwarding this in WhatsApp as a 'brand new' 8=))
  • Thankful for google photos! Jan 16, 2021

    By WhitElliott5
    This app is great! Im not good with keeping phones, i have 5 kids and we are unfortunately very rough one devices. We lose, break and hv the occasional freak accidents where my phones are concerned and sadly I’m not great with technology & where I’m always on the go and hv more importantly things on my mind even if I knew what I were doing with technology, I’m bad for leaving messages unfinished or unsent, I forget to post comments after typing them out and anything that has to be saved on a device after I get done with is a lost cause but depending on which settings you have set your Google photos app on and esp with IOS my photos & videos are automatically backed up. This app does everything for you! I love that It allows me to add so much info about my pictures so I know where & when they were taken and on any kind of special of occasions like 1 of my 5 babies birthdays which is a lot to keep up with on their own. I’m super Thankful for google photos for helping me keep special & irreplaceable photos/vids! I can access them from any device, anytime and they make it effortlessly easy to share via social media, messages & email (etc.) showing my friends and family, not only am I a proud mom of a sometimes insanely chaotic “mini baseball team” I am but also It makes me appear so well organized and put together meanwhile ;)
  • Oct 26, 2021

    By Angela D'Alessandro
    I love the app but since the change in alloted storage, I wish there was a way to find duplicate photos. I know I've backed up both my Instagram and Facebook photos to Google Photos and there's duplicates taking up the now limited storage space and I can't find them all. There's got to be some photo recognition that can be applied like there is for same faces and objects.
  • Stores my photos as long as they are not 4K May 29, 2018

    By Auric Nova
    It’s a bit confusing but what they are storing for me is pretty adequate for my needs. It would be nice to know I was storing the original quality but I don’t need another monthly bill besides Google Drive. It’s awesome the way they rotate some of the photos for you or give you that option. I wish they would do more in terms of the facial recognition so that you can correctly date some of your photographs were the dates were stripped in the uploading process which for me was a bit of a hellish experience because it crashed while uploading. I got past all that and everything I own is in my Google library I just don’t have them sorted properly. I’m hoping this will be done automatically in the future using the facial recognition technology otherwise I have to spend years fixing my library. Another suggestion would be if they would show you your duplicates which are close to exact duplicates so that you can delete them on your own. Sometimes it appears to be refusing duplicates but it’s hard to tell exactly what Google is doing behind the scenes occasionally I’ll see a duplicate missing other times I find odd photos in my trash. It would be nice to know exactly what’s happening with them folders. Those are all my suggestions and why I don’t have five stars I appreciate the free storage in the meantime hoping I won’t have to go with higher quality photos in the future.
  • Love it-plain and simple. Dec 19, 2020

    By whitreneeXo
    Easy to use, does everything for you! Saves every pic you take and can even sync up with your other devices. You can even edit pics easily and save or archive a copy of the original and then share them to your contacts or social media/etc. directly from the app. This app also does “Remember this date..” and will show you a pic(s) from the current date just years earlier! Provides an unexpected, beautiful walk down memory lane. However, probably the greatest most sincerely personal and unique feature of Google Photos are the ‘Photo Stories’ and ‘Movies’ they compile for you out of your gallery of pictures! Sometimes they even include subject-matter-appropriate background music and include dates, times, places, and titles describing the theme of the slideshow or collage of photos which range anywhere from deeply personal and heartfelt renderings to silly, awesome, one-of-a-kind gifs you can save and use later! You can even easily purchase one -or all!- of these creations for a tangible hard copy if you want! There are literally so many more amazing features to this app that I can’t even name them all without writing a few more paragraphs lol! So, I hope this honest, personal opinion will serve as a good enough review for those of you who have yet to partake in the effortlessness that is Google Photos. 😘🤗✌🏽
  • Oct 26, 2021

    By john shettle
    Note ultra 20 update! Photos seems to be working great! Tho of course you will need a fast Internet connection, for the ones that our backed up on cloud. One thing, not 100% on tho, not every photo is a back up, it's what's on your device. See I deleted alot from Google Photos (thinking I was deleting the cloud backup, NOPE) IT deleted the actual photos from my device didn't realize this till week after. And I empty trash too so those were lost 4ever ....I'd do few delete test first
  • Oct 26, 2021

    By Gordon Turton
    This app keeps on improving and is very useful. The editing provides a powerful range of functions. When it became able to edit videos I nearly fell off my chair with excitement. You see, WhatsApp is very restrictive on multiple forwards. Now I can edit a video and make any slight change and save it then start forwarding this in WhatsApp as a 'brand new' 8=))
  • Thankful for google photos! Jan 16, 2021

    By WhitElliott5
    This app is great! Im not good with keeping phones, i have 5 kids and we are unfortunately very rough one devices. We lose, break and hv the occasional freak accidents where my phones are concerned and sadly I’m not great with technology & where I’m always on the go and hv more importantly things on my mind even if I knew what I were doing with technology, I’m bad for leaving messages unfinished or unsent, I forget to post comments after typing them out and anything that has to be saved on a device after I get done with is a lost cause but depending on which settings you have set your Google photos app on and esp with IOS my photos & videos are automatically backed up. This app does everything for you! I love that It allows me to add so much info about my pictures so I know where & when they were taken and on any kind of special of occasions like 1 of my 5 babies birthdays which is a lot to keep up with on their own. I’m super Thankful for google photos for helping me keep special & irreplaceable photos/vids! I can access them from any device, anytime and they make it effortlessly easy to share via social media, messages & email (etc.) showing my friends and family, not only am I a proud mom of a sometimes insanely chaotic “mini baseball team” I am but also It makes me appear so well organized and put together meanwhile ;)
  • Oct 26, 2021

    By Angela D'Alessandro
    I love the app but since the change in alloted storage, I wish there was a way to find duplicate photos. I know I've backed up both my Instagram and Facebook photos to Google Photos and there's duplicates taking up the now limited storage space and I can't find them all. There's got to be some photo recognition that can be applied like there is for same faces and objects.
  • Stores my photos as long as they are not 4K May 29, 2018

    By Auric Nova
    It’s a bit confusing but what they are storing for me is pretty adequate for my needs. It would be nice to know I was storing the original quality but I don’t need another monthly bill besides Google Drive. It’s awesome the way they rotate some of the photos for you or give you that option. I wish they would do more in terms of the facial recognition so that you can correctly date some of your photographs were the dates were stripped in the uploading process which for me was a bit of a hellish experience because it crashed while uploading. I got past all that and everything I own is in my Google library I just don’t have them sorted properly. I’m hoping this will be done automatically in the future using the facial recognition technology otherwise I have to spend years fixing my library. Another suggestion would be if they would show you your duplicates which are close to exact duplicates so that you can delete them on your own. Sometimes it appears to be refusing duplicates but it’s hard to tell exactly what Google is doing behind the scenes occasionally I’ll see a duplicate missing other times I find odd photos in my trash. It would be nice to know exactly what’s happening with them folders. Those are all my suggestions and why I don’t have five stars I appreciate the free storage in the meantime hoping I won’t have to go with higher quality photos in the future.
  • Love it-plain and simple. Dec 19, 2020

    By whitreneeXo
    Easy to use, does everything for you! Saves every pic you take and can even sync up with your other devices. You can even edit pics easily and save or archive a copy of the original and then share them to your contacts or social media/etc. directly from the app. This app also does “Remember this date..” and will show you a pic(s) from the current date just years earlier! Provides an unexpected, beautiful walk down memory lane. However, probably the greatest most sincerely personal and unique feature of Google Photos are the ‘Photo Stories’ and ‘Movies’ they compile for you out of your gallery of pictures! Sometimes they even include subject-matter-appropriate background music and include dates, times, places, and titles describing the theme of the slideshow or collage of photos which range anywhere from deeply personal and heartfelt renderings to silly, awesome, one-of-a-kind gifs you can save and use later! You can even easily purchase one -or all!- of these creations for a tangible hard copy if you want! There are literally so many more amazing features to this app that I can’t even name them all without writing a few more paragraphs lol! So, I hope this honest, personal opinion will serve as a good enough review for those of you who have yet to partake in the effortlessness that is Google Photos. 😘🤗✌🏽
  • Oct 26, 2021

    By john shettle
    Note ultra 20 update! Photos seems to be working great! Tho of course you will need a fast Internet connection, for the ones that our backed up on cloud. One thing, not 100% on tho, not every photo is a back up, it's what's on your device. See I deleted alot from Google Photos (thinking I was deleting the cloud backup, NOPE) IT deleted the actual photos from my device didn't realize this till week after. And I empty trash too so those were lost 4ever ....I'd do few delete test first
  • Storage Dream (maybe?!)... Feb 20, 2021

    By KLP/KPGee9
    I’m giving this 4 as I wait for “our newest update” to change it all up again,lol. Just when you get comfy with the “unlimited cloud storage” & you get all your stuff settled where you like it... AND THEN... “Hi, Just letting you know that there’s been a change in policy that takes effect next update so...” Then you’re scrambling to save your memories before digital annihilation occurs (or you’ve purchased additional space) so it gets 4*’s (& I teetered on 3, LoL) because even though it’s a little contradictory at times (offers up quotes of praise for saving people from extra expenses, keeping your device clear of clutter where bugs love to hide{!} & eliminating the need for many (many!) passwords... but then you get the daily “suggestion” to use “auto->XP”! for backup & whatnot which kinda has the opposite impact on your device..., it is a great App for pictures and the sharing of but... I dunno!?! I’m leery that an update won’t clear up room or something like that?! Things change on a regular basis with these Apps & where one’s great for storage it’s lacking in cool editing tools but it’s free so 🤷🏻‍♀️ (right?!?), LoL! I guess for now it’s fine but my review is as subject to change as the App is. Who knows, maybe a taste of one’s own medicine for a bit would put an end to the potential “fluxing of policy” where updates & the future of storage space &/or fun editing stuff) is concerned.
  • Rich, vibrant colors and other fun touches Apr 28, 2021

    By LauraTheMastermind
    I started using Google photos back when I had an LG and was still using XP on my desktop. Colors are richer, more vibrant. I like the feedback message I sometimes get on the bottom of select photos such as “Fix Lighting” or “Order Photo”. It’s useful and the lighting adjust message is always spot on; makes the photo have more depth. The other aspect I like is when I find one of my photos had been “stylized” or “motion” had been added by whoever at Google makes these touches. I don’t mind the feedback and that’s what you get when you agree to allow them to modify. I took a hiatus from Google photos to work with another photo editing tool. When I returned, I found all my pictures neatly archived. Pleasant surprise when I found many I forgot I had. My only negative: back when I was working with windows XP and an LG, Google photos had more filters and other features such as blemish blending and natural looking skin tone enhancers. The best was the awesome selection of frames to chose from. These features have been removed so I need to bridge my photos to another editing app for this. Other than that, Google photos is still my preferred primary editing tool. Thanks for the years of creativity and for thoughtfully archiving all of it.
  • Hands down best app for keeping & sharing life's most memorable moments Oct 3, 2017

    By MeghaMillie
    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.
  • Oct 26, 2021

    By Derek Johnson
    I quite enjoy Google Photos!... except for one thing. The share option ALWAYS defaults to sharing via Google Photos instead of SMS etc. After 200x selecting other ways to share a photo after a tap, swipe up, then left, I think it would have figured out my preferred defaults aren't via Photos. It's annoying enough to leave a review about.
  • Oct 26, 2021

    By Eric Loiselle
    This app has become frustrating. Share with my wife, and the photos stopresented. When I did a backup from my phone, the app only grabs my photos. Also, if I delete on the app, the photos are deleted from my phone. Terrible feature. Can't find a quality fix either. Google is missing the mark on an otherwise enjoyable application.
  • Oct 25, 2021

    By Asian drama manga anime lover Lost Princess Dyna
    It really was a very good app until the "15gb storage" thing came up😑😑 and I'm sure a lot of people will support me in this statement... I hope you can make that thing unlimited again... If not then it's the worst.. please think about it again... I'm really requesting you guys to make this app free again otherwise it's truly a useless app.. please think about it please... Please make it like before where was no limit for storage. Thank you.
  • Oct 26, 2021

    By C Fitzwater
    It works but, I've double copies at times going to my Samsung gallery & on my Google photo app as well.Only thing I've found so, far is to just clean out & delete all from my phone gallery it has came with pre installed.I like to edit photos with both apps at times.This really takes up alot of needed ph. storage give us more options with this app.Then, I would just delete my pre-installed app. Thanks!! over all app is great but, very low storage.Almost forcing us to have to buy more storage.
  • Oct 26, 2021

    By David Wile
    It is difficult to use,and can take me up to an hour to "find" a particular photo,which is immensely frustrating-sometimes it seems to "move" photos to a different location, for no apparent reason. In spite of, now, numerous, " improvements" each to be applaued,and welcomed, the FUNDAMENTAL problem remains. It can take HOURS ( and I am not exaggerating) to locate ONE photo, possibly taken as far back as 2019 as there is ABSOLUTELY NO MEANS of (1) search by title (2) search by DATE.
  • No flexibility Dec 25, 2019

    By StaceyT6
    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 Nov 15, 2020

    By 12346744763423
    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.
  • Oct 26, 2021

    By Deepti Malvadkar
    Since the 13 oct update, just not able to search anything in search tab! What's the use of uploading my photos to this app but not able to search anything? This app was so good before, guess Google lost their soul to the devil while trying to just make money out of storage. And giving up on the basic asthetics of their app. The search was so intelligent and good before they switched to paid mode. Tried clearing cache too, still search won't work. Nothing happens on clicking enter.
  • Oct 26, 2021

    By Manda Marie
    Seems like my review was removed somehow after the developer of Google Photos replied to it. I have had nothing but issues for over a month, been in contact with multiple support but 0 resolution. Backup has being done without permission, Google photos accesses folders on my phone without permission, photos/videos removed from my phone permanently without permission and most recently and most frustrating, videos disappeared from Google Photos AND from my device. So much lost content.
  • Great app until.... $$$$$$ Mar 29, 2021

    By Strangermelissa
    This app is amazing, I’ve lost important photos before when I’ve updated my phone a couple of years ago, then I found google photos that constantly keeps all your photos and videos in the cloud so you never have to worry about loosing them again! This app is a game changer compared to iCloud that has just a tiny amount of space, and you need to purchase more space to adding photos, and that was the best part about google photos, it was free. And as a student with student loans I don’t have a lot of extra money to spend it on extra cloud space, especially when the money could go towards food or actual space in the real world like my rent. But I’ve gotten the news that google will now be charging for more space, and I’m absolutely devastated I’m using this service as of now, ( while it’s still free), but I can’t guarantee that I’m going to keep using it once I need to purchase more space, like what’s making me purchase google photo space, when if I was gonna purchase more space I could buy Icloud space, and have it be way more convenient and without all the extra steps of uploading my photos then deleting them off my phone and opening another app on top of my Apple photos? It’s just not practical and I’m very sad that I’ll most likely have to move from google photos once I run out of space. Rip free google photos, you will be greatly missed.
  • Oct 25, 2021

    By JOHN DOE
    Wasted my money 💸 and time. Watch your storage pile up while trying to get it to work on a android device, unable to free up your storage it will render your phone useless. You will spend countless hours trying to get it to catch your photos. Worked on an ipad. 3 android phones can't be wrong. Pathetic and deplorable, it must be something with Google and the software on android phones because it is a code in the software that makes it shutdown even after updates, reset,clear cache & turning off
  • img Community
    With so many photos, Google Photos is the way to stay organized. I usually group photos in categories like date or location and even based on what's in the photo. It's also great for finding photos quickly.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    We can find jobs thru games and not so many we can ask for news on what happened to the happened to this country and other countries and artist programshappenings . and in this app we can get prize.reccomendstions..how we can get money prize and a lot more
    img by Megan
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Are you trying to keep 1000s of precious memories organized? I use Google Photos all the time to share pictures of my travels with friends and family. Easily upload and save all of your pictures. Then select which photos you want to share and with who.
    img by Megan
    2 years ago
  • img Expert
    1. Extremely efficient & reliable! Instantly backup an unlimited number of images without losing quality
    2. Looking for that awesome sunset image you uploaded a long time ago? Instantly find the photo you want by simply typing what's in the image
    3. Make the most out of your creativity! Automatically create stunning collages, beautiful movies & panoramas

    Reviewed by Antonio Rozich on April 30, 2018

  • Oct 26, 2021

    By Gordon Turton
    This app keeps on improving and is very useful. The editing provides a powerful range of functions. When it became able to edit videos I nearly fell off my chair with excitement. You see, WhatsApp is very restrictive on multiple forwards. Now I can edit a video and make any slight change and save it then start forwarding this in WhatsApp as a 'brand new' 8=))
  • Thankful for google photos! Jan 16, 2021

    By WhitElliott5
    This app is great! Im not good with keeping phones, i have 5 kids and we are unfortunately very rough one devices. We lose, break and hv the occasional freak accidents where my phones are concerned and sadly I’m not great with technology & where I’m always on the go and hv more importantly things on my mind even if I knew what I were doing with technology, I’m bad for leaving messages unfinished or unsent, I forget to post comments after typing them out and anything that has to be saved on a device after I get done with is a lost cause but depending on which settings you have set your Google photos app on and esp with IOS my photos & videos are automatically backed up. This app does everything for you! I love that It allows me to add so much info about my pictures so I know where & when they were taken and on any kind of special of occasions like 1 of my 5 babies birthdays which is a lot to keep up with on their own. I’m super Thankful for google photos for helping me keep special & irreplaceable photos/vids! I can access them from any device, anytime and they make it effortlessly easy to share via social media, messages & email (etc.) showing my friends and family, not only am I a proud mom of a sometimes insanely chaotic “mini baseball team” I am but also It makes me appear so well organized and put together meanwhile ;)
  • Love it-plain and simple. Dec 19, 2020

    By whitreneeXo
    Easy to use, does everything for you! Saves every pic you take and can even sync up with your other devices. You can even edit pics easily and save or archive a copy of the original and then share them to your contacts or social media/etc. directly from the app. This app also does “Remember this date..” and will show you a pic(s) from the current date just years earlier! Provides an unexpected, beautiful walk down memory lane. However, probably the greatest most sincerely personal and unique feature of Google Photos are the ‘Photo Stories’ and ‘Movies’ they compile for you out of your gallery of pictures! Sometimes they even include subject-matter-appropriate background music and include dates, times, places, and titles describing the theme of the slideshow or collage of photos which range anywhere from deeply personal and heartfelt renderings to silly, awesome, one-of-a-kind gifs you can save and use later! You can even easily purchase one -or all!- of these creations for a tangible hard copy if you want! There are literally so many more amazing features to this app that I can’t even name them all without writing a few more paragraphs lol! So, I hope this honest, personal opinion will serve as a good enough review for those of you who have yet to partake in the effortlessness that is Google Photos. 😘🤗✌🏽
  • Rich, vibrant colors and other fun touches Apr 28, 2021

    By LauraTheMastermind
    I started using Google photos back when I had an LG and was still using XP on my desktop. Colors are richer, more vibrant. I like the feedback message I sometimes get on the bottom of select photos such as “Fix Lighting” or “Order Photo”. It’s useful and the lighting adjust message is always spot on; makes the photo have more depth. The other aspect I like is when I find one of my photos had been “stylized” or “motion” had been added by whoever at Google makes these touches. I don’t mind the feedback and that’s what you get when you agree to allow them to modify. I took a hiatus from Google photos to work with another photo editing tool. When I returned, I found all my pictures neatly archived. Pleasant surprise when I found many I forgot I had. My only negative: back when I was working with windows XP and an LG, Google photos had more filters and other features such as blemish blending and natural looking skin tone enhancers. The best was the awesome selection of frames to chose from. These features have been removed so I need to bridge my photos to another editing app for this. Other than that, Google photos is still my preferred primary editing tool. Thanks for the years of creativity and for thoughtfully archiving all of it.
  • Hands down best app for keeping & sharing life's most memorable moments Oct 3, 2017

    By MeghaMillie
    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.
  • Best app ever! Jul 15, 2021

    By Yajnesh
    This app is amazing! Much better than the original Photo app in many ways. (Not trying to criticize the app, it’s pretty neat too, just stating my opinion) Although all you can do is look at and edit your photos, I still have so many ways how this particular app is really cool too. 1, there are really cool editing options! You can make really cool collages, interesting animations, amazing color pops, splendid cinematic photos, and terrific movies! 2, there are really cool features! It organizes your photos into different things, (Birthdays, Weddings, etc.), you can share everything you create (And by everything, I mean literally EVERYTHING you create on that bad boy) and so many other really cool things! I could spend hours on that app, it’s so cool! 3, Google Photos actually edits your photos into better ones! Here’s an example: I took a picture at a beach and it looked really nice. When I looked at the photo again on Google Photos I realized the app had turned it into a mind blowing photo! It looked like a painting! So to sum this review up, I just want you to know and understand that Google Photos is the most amazing app I have ever seen! So what are you waiting for? Stop sitting on your fannie and download Google Photos today! Like NOW!!
  • Oct 26, 2021

    By Memo Garza
    Everything was PERFECT... But then the app decided to duplice everything in the app, and by everything I mean 8,345 archives,,,, that's the reason for 2 stars. Oh, and it all started as soon as I paid por the cloud, not fair! Besides that, I really like the app UPDATE 5 stars cause the problem got fixed and now I have no duplicate photo in the app
  • Google Photos is the only way to go! Aug 15, 2018

    By Angel8606
    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!
  • Oct 26, 2021

    By Mosey Slu
    Very good photo management and editing app. Has face recognition, object/ subject recognition, map view (with Google Maps Timeline integration), photo and video editing, detects blurry photos or screenshot to archive, etc... although it would be great if the Web version wasn't missing so many features...
  • Love Sep 16, 2020

    By leiasgram
    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! 🥰
  • Stores my photos as long as they are not 4K May 29, 2018

    By Auric Nova
    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.
  • Oct 26, 2021

    By john shettle
    Note ultra 20 update! Photos seems to be working great! Tho of course you will need a fast Internet connection, for the ones that our backed up on cloud. One thing, not 100% on tho, not every photo is a back up, it's what's on your device. See I deleted alot from Google Photos (thinking I was deleting the cloud backup, NOPE) IT deleted the actual photos from my device didn't realize this till week after. And I empty trash too so those were lost 4ever ....I'd do few delete test first
  • Storage Dream (maybe?!)... Feb 20, 2021

    By KLP/KPGee9
    I’m giving this 4 as I wait for “our newest update” to change it all up again,lol. Just when you get comfy with the “unlimited cloud storage” & you get all your stuff settled where you like it... AND THEN... “Hi, Just letting you know that there’s been a change in policy that takes effect next update so...” Then you’re scrambling to save your memories before digital annihilation occurs (or you’ve purchased additional space) so it gets 4*’s (& I teetered on 3, LoL) because even though it’s a little contradictory at times (offers up quotes of praise for saving people from extra expenses, keeping your device clear of clutter where bugs love to hide{!} & eliminating the need for many (many!) passwords... but then you get the daily “suggestion” to use “auto->XP”! for backup & whatnot which kinda has the opposite impact on your device..., it is a great App for pictures and the sharing of but... I dunno!?! I’m leery that an update won’t clear up room or something like that?! Things change on a regular basis with these Apps & where one’s great for storage it’s lacking in cool editing tools but it’s free so 🤷🏻‍♀️ (right?!?), LoL! I guess for now it’s fine but my review is as subject to change as the App is. Who knows, maybe a taste of one’s own medicine for a bit would put an end to the potential “fluxing of policy” where updates & the future of storage space &/or fun editing stuff) is concerned.
  • Oct 26, 2021

    By Derek Johnson
    I quite enjoy Google Photos!... except for one thing. The share option ALWAYS defaults to sharing via Google Photos instead of SMS etc. After 200x selecting other ways to share a photo after a tap, swipe up, then left, I think it would have figured out my preferred defaults aren't via Photos. It's annoying enough to leave a review about.
  • Almost perfect! Jan 1, 2021

    By Jen's Pics
    I am really enjoying the app better than the one that comes on my iPhone! But the thing I don’t like about it is the ease of editing photos! So usually I have to go to the other app & edit & then go back to this app & remove the original unedited version. Other than that I like it much better than the other app because it uses up much less space on my phone! And the picture quality is very good! I also really like how it puts photos in albums of individual people! That part is not always accurate but I can understand why! I think it’s remarkable how they can be as accurate as they are finding pictures of people from years and years ago and put it in the album for the correct person! this is quite a few months after what I wrote before! all above still true except the more photos I have them the more they’re not going into the right people‘s albums like my granddaughter has five different people or more all mixed up and hers a lot of them! so I found that there is a way to let them know that these people are in the wrong album I just will take time! but again I can see how that could happen because more pictures of Medi in the more faces there are! I still like it much better than other ones I have tried!
  • Be careful what you upload and store!! Nov 21, 2019

    By dmgreenw
    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!!!
  • I like it, BUT... Sep 20, 2017

    By adsitimray
    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!
  • Oct 26, 2021

    By Sherlyn Duncan
    I hate that it is so hard to put them in folders alphabeticaly. Gallery was so much easier. I can't remember what pictures were taken what years. It's so much easier to know where they are when they are in alphabetical order in folders. Why do you do it the way you do?
  • love it Jul 3, 2020

    By Fozzy Bearr<3
    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!
  • Excellent for photos, Videos are a STRUGGLE Jan 14, 2018

    By iPad3 in Mich
    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 "upload in background" 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't know if Google Drive and Google Photos "play nice" with one another.
  • Oct 26, 2021

    By Angela D'Alessandro
    I love the app but since the change in alloted storage, I wish there was a way to find duplicate photos. I know I've backed up both my Instagram and Facebook photos to Google Photos and there's duplicates taking up the now limited storage space and I can't find them all. There's got to be some photo recognition that can be applied like there is for same faces and objects.
  • Oct 25, 2021

    By Chuck McIntyre
    Does a semi adequate job with very basic things. Bad at automatic suggestions (especially bad at automatically fixing photo orientation). Super slow, especially with album management. Especially hard to share groups of photos to albums now. Just generally bad at sharing. Backup and sync works almost flawlessly, which is why I use the app. Search works well though would like to be able to, say, find the cross section of photos of groups of people.
  • Ok for folks that take social photos Feb 19, 2019

    By 16/50
    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.
  • Oct 25, 2021

    By Adria Sorensen
    I wish there was a way to search/ organize photos by being able to rate a photo as loved/ most favorite, liked, neither like or dislike, and dislike (least favorite) but still want to keep photos, and group the unmarked photos as neither when displaying photos in a group. Also wish there was a way to have the option yo name your own things photo categories when searching for things. And also be able to show all photos and be able to select multiple photos at a time and label them as a "person"
  • Oct 21, 2021

    By Ryeka Jhena
    I have a bit of a problem here...some files are misplaced, some are duplicated and some just disappear... I usually go to settings for help but it doesn't have that many settings for personalization like being able to remove dates and ability to shuffle the items. And i don't really understand why the original picture is deleted when i just deleted the copy. please fix
  • Great with caveats Sep 5, 2018

    By kiwiyamagushi
    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.
  • Good with issues Jun 25, 2021

    By Jakeindc
    Always been a few issues. Even though I would sometimes have it set to understand load on cellular, it usually didn't. There were about a dozen photos that it always said it was uploading, took a long time to process but at least it did not create dups. It would sometimes create dups of photos that had been edited on my phone, but again not always. A suggested “fix” I found suggested deketing app and reinstalling. After doing this I had sync issues the first couple of times I opened the app. Preparing backup was extremely slow (I expected the first time to be slow but was surprised when it was not complete after letting it run in the background over night). It said there were about 1,839 new uploads. Said it was complete eventually. For the next 3 attempts to sync, it again said there were 1839 new uploads were even though was only 1 new photos. After the 3 Rd sync, I noticed that it had used almost 1/2 GB of storage. I could find no new photos or dups. None of these arenajir issues, but don't trust that it is syncing correctly.
  • Oct 26, 2021

    By Eric Loiselle
    This app has become frustrating. Share with my wife, and the photos stopresented. When I did a backup from my phone, the app only grabs my photos. Also, if I delete on the app, the photos are deleted from my phone. Terrible feature. Can't find a quality fix either. Google is missing the mark on an otherwise enjoyable application.
  • Oct 25, 2021

    By Asian drama manga anime lover Lost Princess Dyna
    It really was a very good app until the "15gb storage" thing came up😑😑 and I'm sure a lot of people will support me in this statement... I hope you can make that thing unlimited again... If not then it's the worst.. please think about it again... I'm really requesting you guys to make this app free again otherwise it's truly a useless app.. please think about it please... Please make it like before where was no limit for storage. Thank you.
  • Oct 26, 2021

    By C Fitzwater
    It works but, I've double copies at times going to my Samsung gallery & on my Google photo app as well.Only thing I've found so, far is to just clean out & delete all from my phone gallery it has came with pre installed.I like to edit photos with both apps at times.This really takes up alot of needed ph. storage give us more options with this app.Then, I would just delete my pre-installed app. Thanks!! over all app is great but, very low storage.Almost forcing us to have to buy more storage.
  • No flexibility Dec 25, 2019

    By StaceyT6
    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.
  • Great app until.... $$$$$$ Mar 29, 2021

    By Strangermelissa
    This app is amazing, I’ve lost important photos before when I’ve updated my phone a couple of years ago, then I found google photos that constantly keeps all your photos and videos in the cloud so you never have to worry about loosing them again! This app is a game changer compared to iCloud that has just a tiny amount of space, and you need to purchase more space to adding photos, and that was the best part about google photos, it was free. And as a student with student loans I don’t have a lot of extra money to spend it on extra cloud space, especially when the money could go towards food or actual space in the real world like my rent. But I’ve gotten the news that google will now be charging for more space, and I’m absolutely devastated I’m using this service as of now, ( while it’s still free), but I can’t guarantee that I’m going to keep using it once I need to purchase more space, like what’s making me purchase google photo space, when if I was gonna purchase more space I could buy Icloud space, and have it be way more convenient and without all the extra steps of uploading my photos then deleting them off my phone and opening another app on top of my Apple photos? It’s just not practical and I’m very sad that I’ll most likely have to move from google photos once I run out of space. Rip free google photos, you will be greatly missed.
  • This app is a parasite Sep 13, 2021

    By drake_cantype whatev he want
    PLEASE make it obvious how to prevent Google Photos from accessing your iCloud photos. It is a parasite that is adding all of my photos to my Drive storage even though I don’t use it and deleted it a long time ago. I don’t want the storage on my phone taken up on my Google Drive as well. It means I only have 2 GB that can be used for Slides, Docs, and files, since you get 15 for free. This is a much bigger problem than it should be, since I CANNOT get Google Photos to stop syncing my iPhone photos to my Drive. It is literally preventing me from creating Slides and Docs since it’s taking up 13 GB from my phone and taxing that on my Drive as well. I turned syncing off and deleted the app again yet it is still saying that Google Photos is taking up 13 GB of my 15 GB storage on my Drive. I can’t just remove all of my photos on there because it would then delete the photo I have on my iPhone. This is even more infuriating since I don’t even use Google Photos. I deleted it a long time ago and then I go to edit a Google Slide and it says that i can’t because my storage is full. All taken up by an app I don’t even use, and something that should only take up iCloud storage, NOT Google Drive. It is using my iPhone photos to prevent me from using Slides and Docs. This is terrible. I’ll delete my review if this is resolved.
  • Issue with google photos Jan 28, 2021

    By Cheribeliber
    Hello I love google photos but I’m a little frustrated at the moment, I am suggesting an update with google photos and I am having an issue. When I go to into trash tab in google photos app there’s pictures and videos I never put in trash it’s just there automatically. I see ones that I actually did mean to put in trash but there’s ones that I never put in trash and when I try to restore all it goes back into trash ones that I never meant to put in trash. Also when I try to delete all in trash it goes back in there. This is frustrating because I know photos and videos stay in trash for 30 or 60 days. I believe and if photos and videos are in there that I never press delete for after those 30 days them all of them will delete automatically and permanently and I have some important photos and videos on the app that I can’t loose. It’s putting photos and videos in trash without me knowing, I don’t know if it’s a bug issue or not but I am suggesting that you guys come out with an update to fix this. It could be doing this to other people putting stuff in trash automatically without them knowing and after those 30 days they may loose everything bc it deleted permanently automatically.
  • Oct 26, 2021

    By David Wile
    It is difficult to use,and can take me up to an hour to "find" a particular photo,which is immensely frustrating-sometimes it seems to "move" photos to a different location, for no apparent reason. In spite of, now, numerous, " improvements" each to be applaued,and welcomed, the FUNDAMENTAL problem remains. It can take HOURS ( and I am not exaggerating) to locate ONE photo, possibly taken as far back as 2019 as there is ABSOLUTELY NO MEANS of (1) search by title (2) search by DATE.
  • Like a virus on my phone Nov 15, 2020

    By 12346744763423
    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.
  • Oct 26, 2021

    By Deepti Malvadkar
    Since the 13 oct update, just not able to search anything in search tab! What's the use of uploading my photos to this app but not able to search anything? This app was so good before, guess Google lost their soul to the devil while trying to just make money out of storage. And giving up on the basic asthetics of their app. The search was so intelligent and good before they switched to paid mode. Tried clearing cache too, still search won't work. Nothing happens on clicking enter.
  • Oct 26, 2021

    By Manda Marie
    Seems like my review was removed somehow after the developer of Google Photos replied to it. I have had nothing but issues for over a month, been in contact with multiple support but 0 resolution. Backup has being done without permission, Google photos accesses folders on my phone without permission, photos/videos removed from my phone permanently without permission and most recently and most frustrating, videos disappeared from Google Photos AND from my device. So much lost content.
  • Oct 25, 2021

    By JOHN DOE
    Wasted my money 💸 and time. Watch your storage pile up while trying to get it to work on a android device, unable to free up your storage it will render your phone useless. You will spend countless hours trying to get it to catch your photos. Worked on an ipad. 3 android phones can't be wrong. Pathetic and deplorable, it must be something with Google and the software on android phones because it is a code in the software that makes it shutdown even after updates, reset,clear cache & turning off
  • Can’t get rid of unneeded photos even though there’s a delete option, not organized, uses my storage Oct 21, 2018

    By azsedcgyhnjo
    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.
  • Hate this stupid app Dec 22, 2020

    By lo_well
    I’ve used google photos for 4 years now. Little did I know that this was a mistake! All of my photos have been backed up and saved to google photos over the years- and apparently this supposed storage app was actually a black hole. I am now out of storage space, and because of it, my phone practically doesn’t work anymore! It’s been the biggest mess! It’s keeping me from sending messages, receiving mail, taking photos, sending and receiving calls, and just generally using my phone! In an effort to fix this, I purchased a photo drive usb type thing to download all of my photos onto. Little did I realize that it only downloaded from a normal photos app, not google photos. So now I had my work cut out for me. I started off by trying to transfer all of my google photos pictures back to my normal photos app, and was very frustrated to find that the only way to do this was to go one at a time through every single photo. I gave up after about 200+ transfers. So I scoured the web searching for possible solutions. In the end I keep coming to the same conclusion. I either have to change all of my saved photos and videos to a lower resolution, or I have to pay money every month for more storage. I feel really stinking frustrated. I don’t know what to do. If anyone knows a solution I would really appreciate it, thanks!!!
  • It was great up until the recent update. Jul 13, 2020

    By KingbossJr.
    I currently have an iPhone XR and I take pictures with it everyday. I use google photos to save all my photos about twice a week. It worked perfectly fine. I have thousandsssss of photos and videos online and Google Photos worked for me for over 1 year. It worked perfectly fine. Now my videos won’t upload. I’ve tried changing the setting on my camera to lower settings for storage. I thought that maybe the files were to large. But after countless to testing none of my videos have uploaded. I’ve even tried screen recordings and Live Photo’s. They don’t upload either. So then I thought it was my WiFi connection. It might be slow or something. So I tried it in my school campus’s WiFi which is really fast. I’ve tested it up to speed over 1 gb a sec. didn’t work. I’ve tried it with my LTE full bars unlimited thanks to Verizon and still nothing. I’ve tried my WiFi at home and disconnected every device from the WiFi and left my phone to upload for 2 hours. I then came back and nothing. My phone has 92 gb of video alone and a ton of photos. Idk what to do. This app WAS amazing and I promise you all it worked for me hundreds of times before but this update ruined it for me. I hope it’s a glitch or something and they fix it soon. I’m begging you guys google 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
  • Features break over time + no support Oct 31, 2018

    By RawwrBag
    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.
  • You get what you pay for, and this is free. Mar 23, 2020

    By Kracka lohsious
    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.

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