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Google Photos

Google Photos

Google LLC

A smarter gallery by Google, with free unlimited photo and video storage.

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87.5% Positive Reviews

Out of 120 most helpful reviews

  • by Cornwall Paranormal Research

    Fab, free reliable storage for images. Couple of problems i have is that there us no way of forcing GP to sync, i.e. You have done it once that day, then you want to sync again... It doesn't let you. Secondly, the share url generated does not work for website images. You have to rught click and copy imsge address to link on a Web page. This only seems to last for a short amount of time and sometimes not at all which is a shame. But its free, so i don't feel i should complain too much. All good !

  • Amazing! MUST HAVE

    by Lam3

    Easy to use, let’s you know when you can free up space and only all remove photos That are safely backed up onto the app. You can access it from online at Anytime, doesn’t just have to be through the app. Easy to search for photos weather by date, screen shot etc... options to search my face. It’s endless! It’ll automatically create animated photos , videos, colleges, adjust filters & much much more on select pix/vids. You can add people to view certain photos. Like I chose my sons face and added my husband to be able to view all and any photos of our son that get uploaded easy to share photos. Also it’ll recognize if you send specific people in photos to someone often; like my son to his grandma, when photos backup to the app of him it’ll suggest to share to my mom with one step notification pop-up button. This is a must have app. I recommend it to anyone who I’ve herd complain about photos taking up to much space on their phone, not enough memory, loosing their phone & lost all their photos. You never have to worry about it with this app. As long as you set it up properly to back up photos automatically ( can’t remember if you need to be connected to WiFi for it to automatically backup or not?!) also as long as your photos are all backed up for the day and you don’t need to worry about loosing any videos or photos again. Oh & can’t forget to mention unlimited high resolution storage. I could go on and on... Highly recommended

  • by Rachel Torrence

    If it wasn't for this app, I wouldve lost so many sentimental moments from busted phones. Every since 2014, Google photos has kept up with my photos, grouped people (and animals) together in their own album, grouped photos by location, and also by month and year, making it easy to find that one moment I want to look back on. I recommend this app to anyone who would like to keep up with photos but has bad luck with memory cards and phones like myself.

  • Still Love Google!

    by leslie420

    I am now an apple iPhone user and have been for a couple years now this Christmas. I am so thankful that I am still able to use apps such as Google Maps Google Photos Google Chrome and more!!! Free storage for my pics etc and still haven't come close to running out of space since I started backing up everything due to memory storage issues on all of my phones which was going to keep happening on every phone I got unless I started backing up my stuff so that I could free up space by deleting the backed up items from my device. It's also all free. I've still have never paid a dime and have never had to worry about saving large files or taking as many pics as I want of every angle. When I got this iPhone as a Christmas gift, until I figured everything out, I thought and was told I had to save or back things to the clouds from now on and the app store wouldn't even let you download Google/Android apps. I dont think I made it to the first back up before I started seeing notifications pop up stating that my iPhone couldn't be backed up and that l there is not enough room to back up so I needed to PURCHASE additional storage!! Love Google Photos for several reasons, but perhaps one of my favorites is the search function. If I'm looking for a pic of my sister and I, it will actually bring up pics of me and my sister!! Or red shirt or truck....

  • by YTWaterDragon // CreationCrew

    It is very clear and easy to use. I like the fact that you can add partner accounts, save not just photos, but videos too, restore photos or videos you accidentally move to the bin, restore videos from Photos into your device and possibly other devices. This is a great app to save and upload photos and videos online and I would recommend any other app. Keep up the great work and never stop making such great apps! ^_^

  • Stores my photos as long as they are not 4K

    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.

  • by Craig Miller

    There are many good things about Photos, but something that is long overdue is adding the ability to throttle uploads. Google Photos for desktop has it. I live in a rural area, and have slow broadband. DSL slow. If I have backups enabled, taking a video with my phone results in a backup process that kills my internet for potentially hours. Seriously, I am a software developer, I know how easy it is to add speed throttling to a data connection. The app used to at least have a 'only back up when charging' option, but they took that away, so I can't even set it to kill my internet connection while I'm asleep - they have to have it be inconsiderate and use 100% of my 5 meg (less than 1 meg upload) connection.

  • FREE STORAGE?! Uh yes.

    by MissLaurenNicole

    I was living the full-storage life. You know...when anytime something important or special happens, you try to take a photo but you can’t? I even cheated the system frequently and took photos through the Instagram app and saved them to my phone so that I could still take photos. Yeah phone started crashing (#toomanyphotos) so I had to figure out a different solution. In waltzes google photos. Blessed assurance, y’all! I deleted two apps to make room for this one on my phone. As soon as I had backed up enough photos, I re-downloaded the two apps and then continued backing up my photos. -which happened to take about 5 minutes of backing up before I could download those apps again. THEN, I downloaded another app to look for plane tickets to São Paulo (guys, this storage is FREE!!) and checked the progress of the backup between comparing flights and learning Portuguese. True story. I was delighted to find that I could delete several thousand photos off of my phone, yet still access them quickly through this easy to use app. BLOWN.A.WAY. Guys. If you’ve deleted the “Stocks” app, every text message and attachment, and have resigned yourself to drawing photos of your friends and family on special occasions because your phone is out of storage and you don’t want to pay $100...GET THIS APP. 👊🏻 Tso good.

  • by Talyse Watson

    I actually love Google photos. Nice way to organize all your pictures. I use this app very often. The only thing that bothers me is that the pictures are organized under the wrong dates. If I take 5 pictures in one day or in one sitting, the pictures are separated under different dates. For example, 2 of the 5 pictures will show that I took it on that date and the remaining pictures will show under a different date which bugs me. please fix this.

  • Phenomenal

    by MoltenWater

    This is the first review for an app I have ever wrote in my 9 years of using Apple products from iPhones to iPods. Genuinely this is the absolute BEST solution to modern photo issues on mobile devices to date. I have all my photos downloaded to my phone, and they all download to my other devices as well. When I delete it on one device it does it on the other too. All my photos are fully HD and even Live Photo’s show up as videos/gifs. When the hopefully not inevitable day comes and I break my phone, I will never have to worry that I lost my photos, the biggest fear for first world citizens of the world nowadays, because there will always be a copy saved somewhere. On top of the convenience of this app, with it not only being full compatible with everything, but just overall simple and easy to use. It completely devours it’s competition due to its unlimited storage and functionality. Never again will I receive the obnoxious notification that my 5gb iCloud storage is almost full on a phone that has 128gb. With APPLE telling me that I have to PAY for more storage that is NOT even UNLIMITED and not nearly as compatible across non-Apple devices as google photos. Google has always been the go-to for tools online, and they outdid themselves on this one. Hands down to them. 5/5.

  • by Walt

    Photos has improved quite a bit in the past year. Previous issues with syncing across devices have been resolved. Still slow to recognize new faces and necessary rotations though. One improvement I would like to see is the ability to create Photobooks with more photos. Some complain there is no way to save movies created in Photos. This is easily accomplished using the Share button and saving the video to your Google Drive, Onedrive, etc.

  • New Favorite Storage App!!!

    by Fdenneyy

    I am constantly taking pictures everywhere I go of everything I see. I also have a terrible habit of hoarding screen shots. I use to have to connect my phone to my laptop just so I could clear up space. Which then took up a lot of space on my laptop. Then I would spend so much time & money going through my pictures deciding which to delete and which to print off. I’ve tried many other online storage websites but they usually have a limit for the free account or they will delete your photos if you don’t log in often enough. This app not only makes uploading easy, it also hardly takes up any storage space on your phone, the upload is quick, it ask if you want to clear your phone storage once upload is complete, you can still access ALL of your photos by simply opening the app, you can access and upload your computer photos to your account easily, it has awesome tools you can utilize(collage, movie, gif, filters, etc), & if you’re like me you’ll love that you can still organize everything into albums!! Oh and did I mention it’s FREE unlimited storage with high definition?! Just finished uploading 6,038 photos/videos from my laptop & 949 photos/videos from my phone!! Download this app! You won’t be disappointed!! ♥️😍

  • by Troy Kleeman

    This app is great in that it handles photos very well. I recommend it. But for the love of everything Android, stop forcing new features on a cluttered app. We don't need the assistant. We don't need the casting feature. Let US choose what we see. Also, and a MAIN failing point, is the inability to make a photo disappear from the main feed once it has been placed in an album. You try to organize your photos and you can't whittle away at a list that never shrinks! This should have been DAY 1!

  • New Favorite Storage App!!!

    by Fdenneyy

    I am constantly taking pictures everywhere I go of everything I see. I also have a terrible habit of hoarding screen shots. I use to have to connect my phone to my laptop just so I could clear up space. Which then took up a lot of space on my laptop. Then I would spend so much time & money going through my pictures deciding which to delete and which to print off. I’ve tried many other online storage websites but they usually have a limit for the free account or they will delete your photos if you don’t log in often enough. This app not only makes uploading easy, it also hardly takes up any storage space on your phone, the upload is quick, it ask if you want to clear your phone storage once upload is complete, you can still access ALL of your photos by simply opening the app, you can access and upload your computer photos to your account easily, it has awesome tools you can utilize(collage, movie, gif, filters, etc), & if you’re like me you’ll love that you can still organize everything into albums!! Oh and did I mention it’s FREE unlimited storage with high definition?! Just finished uploading 6,038 photos/videos from my laptop & 949 photos/videos from my phone!! Download this app! You won’t be disappointed!! ♥️😍

  • Hands down best app for keeping & sharing life's most memorable moments

    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.

  • Google Photos is the only way to go!

    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!

  • Ok for folks that take social photos

    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.

  • by A Google user

    It does magic with photos, I'd have lost a lot without it. Though, watch the private ones! I was using Dropbox to backup, this is better, and unlimited storage (at reduced quality). However, one is always apprehensive using a Google product long term due to their retiring products. And photo storage is long term. Being able to view photos in a time line is rather super, even if some go out of date order.

  • I like it, BUT...

    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!

  • by A Google user

    Warning for other users: For me, it will say "Archive photos" and I will accept, and it will archive about half of my photos, but when I go to check the photos in the archived section, they are gone. Completely wiped off my account and my phone. I want my photos back, but I'm not getting them. Don't do the same mistake I did. Sometimes my photos are gone without being asked to be archived either, which is weird. Other than that, the app is fine.

  • Finally! Google, helping to create peace of mind when I run out of storage for my photos!

    by Rockdez

    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! :)

  • by Sherry

    Google Photos has been a great app! I've been with Google Photos since I got back on the internet, 4-5 year's ago. The only thing I don't like is when I go into my photos and someone has loaded my app with someone else's pictures, and gifs. I don't understand it, I just hit delete and immediately delete every one of them. I hate that, feels like someone is breaking into my life, it also eats up my memory. If there's any way you can stop that, I would appreciate it and give you 5 Stars. Thanks

  • Excellent for photos, Videos are a STRUGGLE

    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.

  • Easy storage, fun features

    by jamaicangel00

    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 🙂

  • by Vishesh Kumar Singh

    The official Google Photos app is made for the way you take photos today and includes essential features, such as shared albums, automatic creations and an advanced editing suite. You won’t have to worry about storage either, as you can choose to back up all your photos and videos automatically for free in high quality. You can then access them from any connected device and on

  • Yes it rad! It’s better than face book for family photos and being able for all to use

    by Jason Bryant 503

    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 😊😉😎

  • by Atul Chhabra

    I think this is by far the best app for your pictures collection. For one, all the pictures are backed on the google cloud. Secondly, there are nice preset edit options which are very usable and add more life to the pictures. Then there are some nice surprises by the assistant in the form of collages/ pics with effects/ pictures to archive, etc. etc. The assistant is very intuitive, I must say, one can definitely make this their primary photo app.

  • Very good

    by DiDeTu

    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'm still finding new things I can do. But one thing I cannot do (or maybe I didn't discover it yet) is to check what pictures belong to an album. The pictures' description doesn't show it. All my 25,000, and counting, pictures are organized in albums. If I don't place my photos in albums every time I take them, there'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 "auto upload", so that you know exactly what pictures do not belong to any album. I wish Google had this least let us know from the description. Otherwise, very happy with this app.

  • by Udi

    This app is amazing for backing up your photos and keeping them safe in the cloud, but it's a very mediocre gallery and a lot of options are missing. For starters, I'd love to see an option to download all photos at once instead of one by one, an option to delete a photo without deleting it from my phone's internal memory and an option to sort albums alphabetically. Thanks.

  • Best App/Program on the web!!!

    by JohnnyComeHome

    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!

  • by Jhuma Sarkar

    I have been using this app for many years. This app is not only easy to use but makes things more interesting. This photos app encourage me to play with pictures and take up more and more pictures of myself. Its colour pop is the best one I like. The collage it makes is very nice and some times the GIF are awesome. I want to make video if possible which I do not know if possible or not. I am sure there might be some options for it. To sum up I find this app very user friendly and interesting.

  • Great app

    by Macorin

    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.

  • by Samantha Leffel

    I enjoy the ease of use when editing pics (fix lighting, crop, rotate, etc), simple and quick to share pics/vids/gif's to many platforms (social media, Google drive, text/email). I'm not sure if the Assistant is all that clever, but I do enjoy the animations/albums it creates for me. The only thing I'm not sure about is that I persistently see copies of pics I have edited - if I edit a pic and save it, I would think that the app would go ahead and delete the (not so good) original pic.

  • Amazing

    by UTPhotog

    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.

  • Organizes your visual life impeccably with little to no work on your part!

    by Westpalmdrifter

    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 fact, everyone else is rushing to copy features already perfected here. Try it. You'll like it. Promise.

  • Beyond brilliant

    by Beaver.A

    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)

  • Great but VERY SLOW

    by LilGohan

    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!!!

  • Collages are easy; make them better

    by Judy Kotar

    I'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'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's logical to name the biggest box #1. I'm not asking for ability to select the dimensions of the boxes; I like what you have now. I'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 & combinations are too numerous.

  • Solid photo app

    by Shurman292

    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 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.

  • Great Over 50 App

    by Kit-Kat Tunes

    Generation X and Baby Boomers have some say in this World of Technology! Typically we purchase the iPhone with less memory space available because let’s face it, “we’re not that techie”. What we fail to realize we’re going through that stage of life with the plastic pull-out wallet photo album our grandmothers use to whip out on everyone, strangers on public transit included. The only difference, our whip-out photo album is on our cell phones. Suddenly you realize with all those photos and videos of the family, and your memory capacity notifications have you wishing you had bought the phone with more memory! THANK YOU GOOGLE PHOTO APP! You have saved the day! I can store my plastic photo flip-out album now on my Google Photos and have memory to spare! The navigation on the app is so simple for all us “not so techie” 50+ people. The document archive is a great feature too. No more searching through photos for those paid bill screenshots. I also love the photo editing suggestions, considering I’m not a professional photographer. This App is a must for all 50+!

  • Serves it purpose

    by TLesiak

    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.

  • Does the work for me

    by Ditjk

    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.

  • The BEST. It does all the hard work for me

    by Twestaz

    Im adding tis later, it also does auto backups, allows you to decide what to take off the device, but keeps it safe in the cloud. Awesome..i just keep smiling —————— The best thing about this app, Google Photos, is that it does complicated things, Things I could figure out but would struggle with and take time, it makes albums, collages, searches for all pics of an individual, etc and offers it for my approval. Truly makes me look smart when I give them as gifts to my family. LOL truly it does make it so easy to group photos, Mix them around in a different format, do albums targeted to different people all with the Ease of touching the screen. ..... And of course ,the fact that it on its own . Goes out and find a way to mix up the Photos, taking your photos and turning them into a video is just awesome. And of course I review everything before it’s finalized so if I don’t like something I just do it again or have them do it again. Again,Thank you so much google developers. You’re the best!

  • Amazing

    by gator101gator

    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

    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! & *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.

  • Great with caveats

    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.

  • Fantastic way to liberate your iPhone

    by publicrick

    No room for the latest iOS update? You probably are like a certain friend of mine who takes pictures of everything and texts pics of every meal she eats when traveling to new places. Your photos are great, but they are hiding out in text AND photo storage. Why do you need them in both places? In fact, with this app you don’t need them on your phone at all! If you are cool with Google knowing almost everything about you, which it probably already does, then have no fear! This will solve your storage problem and make room for stuff you need on the phone. Set-up takes a while if you have multi-gigs of photos. Let it do its job and follow the Assistant’s guidance. Once done, install the latest iOS to see what you’ve been missing. One shortcoming I haven’t found an easy workaround for: if you are already in a text or mail and want to send an older picture, it’s not easy to browse through your photo library in Google from within the mail app.

  • Surprised how good yet not generally known by others

    by TCMark

    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!

  • Excellent App, but Some Improvements are Needed

    by samelnicomposer

    I like how easily Google Photos backs up my photos from many devices, organizes them by person (and pet), gives suggestions for changes and archival, and for making photo books! There are two improvements that it could really use, though: 1) The movies are really bland and boring, especially when compared to the iOS Photos app. It’s just a basic slideshow and the music cuts off suddenly at the end. Automatic effects, panning, and music that at least fades out would be excellent. 2) More feedback for grouping people and pets. Much like how facebook works, being able to tap a face that hasn’t been identified and identifying it would be so helpful. It would help Google learn what faces it has trouble recognizing and make sorting the photos even better. Other than that, this app is absolutely incredible. It has a clean, easy layout and the free storage is perfect for everyday use. I would love to see this technology used with a digital picture frame to display photos because of how well it sorts and edits them.

  • Great App

    by Audioxnant

    I just hope Google don’t hold my life in pictures as some kind of ransom, later on down the track. Google can be bought and sold right? Along with all my data. Putting faith in a company like this is a huge deal but they are not a country. They have no governing body that is connected to the people so... when you hand over your life in pictures, your facial details and all of your friends faces, places and times are essentially owned. There will be AI that will find patterns in people’s experiences gathered from this data that will be used to manipulate people in ways that we can’t imagine and probably won’t notice. And I know all this and yet the app makes it easier for me to enjoy the thousands of pictures that I’ve taken in my life. It uses algorithms to sort and make use out of all these captured moments. It’s really wonderful. So google you can have my pictures and data and the ability to manipulate me in some kind of emotional bliss, in exchange for this awesome service! Game-changer.

  • Brilliant!

    by Larsenv

    Google did an outstanding job at making a service where you can back up as many photos as you want and share them with your friends and family. In fact, this is the best service I've seen to do the job! Even though the picture quality isn't what it originally was, the photos are still in high quality. You can use the backup & sync app on your computer to sync your whole Photos library to Google Photos, which I've done and works well. I saved a ton of space on my iPad by syncing everything to Google Photos via this app, so if you're running low on storage this is an app that can save you. The awesomeness doesn't stop there! You can comment on photos, add locations, and best of all - you can use keywords to search pictures in your whole library! So if you want to find pictures of your dog in your library, you just search "dog" and a bunch of dog pictures magically come up! No tagging is required! Of course it's not perfect, but I've tested it with different keywords and it's still well done. One more thing, you can easily tag images by faces. Just enter the person's name and it'll automatically associate all pictures with them! The face detection is really good, and still finds photos with the same face if a kid is maturing. This service is a masterpiece, and it's a safe place to store all your photos. They pictures are automatically marked private unless you share them, so you don't have to worry about privacy concerns. Google Photos is a must-have app.

  • let’s put a lock on it

    by garrettpaulmoore

    Seriously, the app is great and continues to store and store my pictures and videos and has for several years without any issues. One thing I would love to see in the very very near future are some locking features. Initially, a password/passcode that can be turned on to enter the app itself. And then the ability to lock specific albums without having to go through and hand select single items to archive them. The archive works great but if I want to keep multiple item together for easy access, it makes more sense for me to keep them in an album together, which is easily accessible to anyone with access to the app. If we could make the app and also the albums themselves password sensitive, this would change up the game for Google Photos. Also, facial recognition and face grouping have not been working lately on one of my accounts but work fine on another account. Weird. Love the app. Thanks for storing all my junk for so long. GooPho, you’re the GOAT

  • Absolutely Essential!

    by acapretto

    Auto back-ups provide peace of mind, but that is just the beginning of why google photos is awesome. The ability to quickly organize photos into albums and seconds makes finding photos later easy. Sharing photos with friends is also amazingly fast. The auto assistant often makes great animations and videos from my photos, but I also have the ability to make my own custom animations and videos and the tools are intuitive and simple to use. Ability to find photos by searching for both thing and people is also quite impressive. My wife and I are also able to sync up our photos into a common space so that after any event pictures can be found organized by date and time. I also love that I have access to every photo I have ever taken because I have uploaded all the photos to Google Photos. I recommend it to everyone I know because I love pictures and this is the best tool to Save, share, and edit quickly photos and videos.

  • Photo storage as it should be

    by alanwill

    I love this app for a couple reasons. 1) the Auto Awesome recommendations made my the assistant are brilliant. They take what is otherwise an ordinary picture and enhance it to be something much more special. They give life to pictures. No other service does this and for free. 2) the search capabilities. I have 10s of thousands of pictures and searching through them could be a nightmare until now. Google Photos categorizes your photos based on location and the subject of the photograph itself. It's accuracy in being able to detect the subject is rather uncanny. I can now search my pictures far easier than before. 3) I know I said only 2 reasons but this one is important too. Free! You can upload your pics for free! Enough said. Some improvements I would like to see would be an option to delete the originals once they have been successfully backed up. NB: I do not work for or am in anyway affiliated with google. Just a regular consumer of its products.

  • A beautiful way to keep life in your pocket

    by Oxikane

    I have used this app for 5 years to backup all of my photos and videos. It does so automatically, straight from your library, without ever getting in your way. The app has saved nearly every picture and video I’ve taken in that time. It just so happens that 5 years ago is around the time I met my wife. 4 years ago is when my first child was born. This means that every picture or video of my wife and my kids, all of the firsts and lasts and everything in between, they’re all here. There are so many beautiful memories here that I can hold onto forever because of this app. I love scrolling through the years and months and just watching life’s story. The app is designed in a way that makes this easy and puts a strong emphasis on your media, rather than clutter. It even helps you clear clutter such as unimportant screenshots, document images, and even blurry or duplicate photos, so that you can focus on the special things. The Assistant that is built into the app makes everything so convenient. It has created so many amazing movies, collages, and animations for me (without me even prompting it to) that perfectly capture the little wonders of life. I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have all of the things Google Photos has captured for me. Half of the time I didn’t even know it was doing it, but I’m so grateful that it did. If you’re not already using it, you should start now. You’ll thank me in 5 years.

  • Amazing

    by Zerg.

    I have known google photos for awhile and recently PhotoScan. My hesitation to download it was totally relieved when my son visited me this holiday. Took old pictures with photoscan and send me back all of it. He send his album and now we have shared photoscan album. I'm over 70 year old and have old pictures colored and black and white. It's amazing to photo scan my wedding picture almost 50 years, old black and white. With the editing features, it transform it to a modern looking,clean brighter,pleasant looking,colored copy. I did 3 kinds of edited pics. For comparison. I'm very very amazed and delighted how google was able to do this. I'm very sure I'll be very proud to show this to all my friend in my forthcoming, 50th Wedding anniversary. Now l am looking for more antique picture to process nd it's keeping me busy. Thanks GOOGLE. AMAZING. 5 stars all the way. Improvements is continuous. Recently sending me reminders of things that happened a year ago. I'll try to order Album for my Anniversary pictures.

  • Love this app!

    by Lizwedgewood

    My phone was running out of space. I was constantly having to delete pictures so I could take new ones of my kids. Thankfully, my SIL told me about this app. I was able to transfer my 4,000+ pictures to the app in about 24 hrs. It took so long because I had so many to transfer at one time. I had to keep going in to check and manually transfer some here and there. But it was worth it. Once they were all successfully transferred, I was able to delete the pictures off my phone. The used space on my from when we 16 GB to barely 9 GB!! Now I don’t have to worry at all about how many pictures/videos I have or if I need to delete some to be able capture priceless moments of my kids growing up. I love the album storage and face recognition. It’s easy to search for people and places. I also love that it makes little videos for me to share. And that I can access all my phones from the app or my computer. I recommend this app to everyone!

  • Best memories in a movie!

    by kailey camila

    I’m not one to write reviews...however this has been an amazing app which allows me to keep my valuable memories safe. I can store other items in my phone without losing videos or pics. I can change to a different phone or simply view to share with others, no matter where I am. It creates special albums and movies with the perfect title & music. It kindly reminds me about my “on this day” events..bringing me to tears at times. I can search by date or face recognition for specific memories. I simply love this app and am always recommending it to everyone. Absolutely free and absolutely great!!!!! Thank you so much google for touching my heart with all the amazing things you store and create for me. This morning I had a meltdown because of the movie you created “they grow up so fast”. Truly amazing...I literally cried...tears of joy. Being able to be transported to so many memories in such a short time it’s just the best feeling!!!!!! Thank you soooooooooo much again.

  • Fabulous and Fun

    by Bnhnyhubunu

    Photos are daunting. They accumulate and accumulate and take up storage. This App is worth every penny ( oh wait it’s free...hahaha!) Easy to use. Yes initial set up takes a bit of time, it’s like setting up your new phone for example. But you will not be disappointed. It automatically takes the photos from my phone ( I allowed it to do this) and now I have no storage issues. Love the “people, pet” thing it does where after the first few days it generates an individual face photo of almost everyone in your photos. You can then name them and when you click on that face photo ALL their photos appear. Amazing! It even recognized my 50 year old brother as an infant and put that photo under his section. It also comes up with these really cute collages and little videos of random photos. For example, a cute little video collage of our new little kitten set to music. You can save and voila’ you have a special keepsake to share. Good job Google!

  • Easy to navigate, organize and sync with devices

    by Celestial_Wraith

    This is a great app! I have Apple products so I expected it to have issues, but it’s been fine. It’s easy to navigate and organize, both were requirements for me to continue to use it. The app syncs easily across both my phone and computer, and if you edit or delete stuff on one device then the assistant will help you to make the same changes on another device with one click. My only complaint is that it says it will identify people and pets, then group their images together. It didn’t do that for me, completely anyways. It picked up my roommate and then one of my cats, but didn’t recognize my other cat or my dog. It’s not a big deal to me, you can mass select images and group them together so it just takes a little extra time. For Apple users, there is an app for the computer that says it works with this...don’t buy it! Google has a free app that does the same thing and actually works.

  • Solved my space issue

    by Pastor Andy G.

    Pictures probably take up the most space on our phones. But originally, our only other option is to download them to our computers every so often, or when we get the warning that our phone is almost out of space. But this app actually fixed that. -pictures I take on my phone are almost immediately uploaded to my Google photos account, so I can now completely delete from my phone any that I won’t need to get to right away. -space on Google photos is unlimited, and free! I’m guessing (I don’t know -just guessing) they’re selling them or something, because they only allow this deal if we upload full resolution pictures (nothing edited down in resolution). So don’t use this app if you take sensitive photos or anything you don’t want getting out to the public Downsides (why only 4 stars) 1) I wish I could organize them into folders. Sure, we can categorize them by tag or category (I think Google also creates a description for them to search by — for instance, if I upload a picture of my dog, but don’t tag him as a dog, I can still find it if I search for dogs), bit it’s not like the folders I have on my computer. It’s just not as easy to organize them. 2) sharing the pictures isn’t as easy as of they were on the phone. Instead, since they’re not actually on the phone, but on Google, I have to first download the picture to my phone, and only then can I share it. It would be nice if I could just do it through the app.

  • Very good photo app

    by Kevin543210

    This is definitely the best free solution to organizing photos and better than most of the paid ones. It is easy and intuitive to use. It requires very little organizing on the part of the user as the automated organizing is excellent. Moving my photos from my full Dropbox account to this was easy, although it did require an actual computer and not a phone or tablet. There are just a couple of things I don’t like. When you sync from your phone to the app, you can’t select which photos to upload, it’s all or nothing. And if you delete a photo from the app it also deletes it from your phone, in other words you can’t have a photo on your phone and not in the app. Not a big deal really but occasionally there are pics you don’t really need to save, or they are blurry, etc. It does allow you to delete from your phone without deleting from the app, so you can free up space on your phone. And you never have to worry about losing your pictures again!

  • Way better than iCloud/iPhone Photo storage

    by Draw xWx

    Many times it has happened to me that my iPhone has a problem and I go in to get it fixed, only to lose all of my data on my phone, my contacts and my photos. I have bought flash drives and downloaded my photos and videos onto them but I still manage to lose them because I am human and forget what I downloaded and when. I have tried printing all of them out, but some are videos and the cost is too much with the amount of pictures I take and try to print. I have done a bit of research to find the best of the best for photo storage and this seems to be up there on the list. So, I have high hopes for Google Photos. I downloaded the app yesterday on my phone, set it up to automatically backup my iPhone photos and I am working on connecting it to my Mac! And so far, the experience has already eased my mind and I can't believe how easy it is to use. Thank god for google technology!!

  • Amazing so versatile

    by yaboysaucyalejo

    This app is like a personal assistant itself. It can tell you which screenshots and picture are useless at this point so you can go and archive them or delete them. It edits pictures you already have with filters making them so much better, sometimes. If you run out of space on your phone or iCloud well then you can just go ahead put it here on google photos and it will have there ready for you no matter how much space it takes up. After backing it up on google photos you can just delete any photos you don’t want from your phone, and with the assistant feature that does all the editing it can also tell you which photos you can delete because they’re either gibberish, screenshots of something useless, outdated, or they’re practically the same picture as another one, it will tell you. All the picture that are backed up in the app are moved to your google drive so they’ll be same and accessible from any place you can get to google.

  • Google makes life easier, once again.

    by MCDCTorres

    Automatic uploads, easily mass delete from IOS, archive with a simple press of a button, categorize photos and even separate them by recognized face and locations without lifting a finger. Into photo books, movies and other photo creations? Let the Google Assistant share her creations with you, or make your own. With a simple user interface that doesn’t even require the downtime of reading a manual, driven by many obviously complicated algorithms to appease the American way. Google... I’d say you’re outdoing yourself, but I wouldn’t want to give you a big head and you stop producing the apps that allow me to be a selective participant in so many tasks thrown my way on the daily. I still have, and upload, photos to Shutterfly - but only because it’s unlimited storage. Google wins with the AI and features that simplify the storage process and for giving me, yet another, cruise control button in life. 😁

  • Awe Great Google!

    by Sputnik57oo

    I’m a picture loving individual and that’s an understatement at best! I must own millions of photos! And I’ve probably over the years lost thousands I’ll never get back from having stored them on the hard drives of computers that died and took my photos with them to their graves! Precious memories I’ll never get back! So when my Son hooked me up with the Googles Photo App and walked me through it I’ve found it to be basically THE BEST way of storing and accessing my photos PLUS being able to automatically share ones I want to directly from the app itself! No more of this having to go into my photos and selecting the ones I want to share; then having to drag-n-drop them into another app or my email so I can send them! Also as I understand it, I no longer have the worry issue of “what if my computer crashes or just dies and I lose all my pictures—a-g-a-I-n!” Now with them being stored in Google Photos, I’ll always have them at the ready so I can get to them from any device anytime and anywhere I go! I have to say I’m loving this concept and I’m really enjoying this service! It’s truly unbelievable how much freedom from worrying and stress it has given me. And really; couldn’t We ALL use a little less worry and stress in our days? I know I could and thanks to the Google Photo App one less worry and stressor has been eliminated from my world! THANK YOU GOOGLE PHOTOS! Keep up the Great work!!!

  • A great convinces.

    by iPad Lover 24

    I’m always taking pictures of things. Whether it be family, friends, nature, buildings, or art, I’m always taking photos. These photos would take up all my space and then i wouldn’t have storage for other photos, apps, and etc. I use to be able to transfer them to the computer but when I upgraded our computer wouldn’t take them anymore. I started having to email the photos to myself and then me an Apple associate told me about Google Photos and I live for it. There isn’t a maximum amount that you can put in. You can put in as many as you want. I have about 1,081 and I’ve had it for about 8 months. I’ve always been satisfied. All you have to do is download the app. Log into your gmail account. It will start to sync your photos. BUT before you go to delete from your camera roll make sure that they are all backed up. You will love it! My Mom and I both live for it and so will you!

  • Love/Hate & Hot/Cold

    by DTP44

    App is great with backing up photos, it creates animated-shorts, videos, and mini-movies I probably couldn't have or would have not taken the time to make myself (a LOT of pix of my daughter!! 😍). But It takes too long to backup photos, it feels as though I need to fool around in the app to babysit and ensure everything is uploaded. And though my pix are already in the app, it seems to take EVEN LONGER to gather a few pix and put them in an album! It shows an "uploading" bar forever, and my phone usually hibernates after 1 minute, and when I go back in the album NEVER GOT CREATED! UGH!! I had to finally create just my album cover with just one photo, grab a few at a time and babysit those while still in the app to ensure the album was created properly. Not sure if it's an Apple vs Google issue, but you guys need to get it together. The concept of the app is great, but the execution of its functionality is TERRIBLE!! 👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿


    by L0VE this GAME

    Aside from just the search engine, Google is a big part of my everyday/digital life; I use it for most everything. My family has Fiber internet and cable, I use Docs for school...the list goes on. And the Photos app is just another one of the things they’ve done right. The automatic backup is great, although at first I was hesitant to enable it because I thought it would take too long to get to all of my photos (however I was proven wrong—it works like a charm as long as you have high internet speeds). Not only does it do the main things you need it to do, but more! It has helpful features such as being able to make albums, the way it automatically identifies certain people/pets, and one of the coolest: Assistant. The assistant tab is so fun because it takes groups of pictures and videos and makes gifs, short movies compilations, and more. I could honestly go on and on. Everything is so great about this app!

  • Great but room for improvement

    by JemNa77

    Enjoy the app but there’s def a few things that would make it so much better... 1. If I could easily edit automatically generated animations. Animations in my Opinion are the best part of the assistant feature. However I hate when it contains one or two photos that I don't like or just aren't a good fit. For example, it just made one and in half the pictures the person is in sunglasses and half without. Now I know I could go in and make my own (but really who has the time) but ifi could just go into that animation and adjust it- well that would be so much better! 2. Your location service is pretty off. Particularly when it puts together a movie it tells me everyone was done in the city I'm from- rather than where the photos were taken. 3. A little concerned about quality of photos saved. If I wanted to print them would they be a very high quality still? I've heard the app lowers the resolution. 4. Another animation comment. Annoyed that I couldn't easily edit from the generated animation I decided just once to try and search for those photos and recreate it. However to select those photos for an animation I had to judge of of the thumb nail and ended up again including one I didn't want. At the very least it would be nice to be able to see the full photos BEFORE turning it into an animation. But I'd still much prefer to manipulate an auto generated one. But other than that- I really like it 😊

  • Awesome and a LIFEsaver!!

    by LaLunita

    Not only does this app work great and creates super cute collages, animations, and mini-movies all by itself (which you can save or delete), but it is the ONLY solution I found to the fact that iCloud/iTunes simply stopped uploading my photos/videos from my iPod 5 (or wouldn’t let me access or download them to my PC), and no other cloud service I tried (like MS’s OneDrive) could “see” that I had over 5,000 items to upload—except Google Photos!!! It was relatively fast and absolutely painless to upload every single one of them to Google Photos, however. (I did happen to upgrade my device to an iPhone 8, which is how I found out the app, so I never tried it from the iPod, but it would likely work, though might have been slower.) In any case, I wanted to post this in case anyone else is desperately looking for the same solution—and to thank Google for providing it, and making a really fun app, too!

  • Great free photo storage

    by momwith2manypics

    If you’re one of those people always running out of memory space on your phone, or are tired of iCloud telling you to pay for more storage space and back up your photos then this is for you. I love the way it saves space on my phone yet has all my photos from the last six years only a touch away. I can access it from anywhere I can email, so transferring pictures between devices or family members is no big deal. The bonus to the free storage and easy accessibility is the random cute features they have. While some are cute, like the movies they compile for you with clips of your kids growing up, some are not very well designed. The photo book option is very basic and lame and the collages are very limited in design. However I don’t fault them for that- I use this as a storage and photo sharing space and in that regard I recommend for everyone! No brainer!

  • One of the best apps in the App Store

    by Jackietreme

    When I went to Apple and they told me that I was going to completely lose all of my pictures and videos because of a "complete swipe" they had to do on my phone, I thought I was seriously screwed. Since I have a 2 year old, you know my phone is filled with tons of pics and videos. Once I downloaded this app with my existing Gmail email address, I was able to save every single picture and video with this app, and it only took about 30 minutes to backup around 800 images/videos. I also love that it automatically downloads all of my photos from my phone's photo album without me having to manually press a button for my pics to sync.. It's amazing, and I'm so glad I found it. Best part about it - it's free... and I believe I have unlimited storage for all of my pictures and videos that need to be backed up from my phone or my computer. Thanks Google! 😊

  • True As Advertised

    by CrazyGamer1130

    I D/L this app for the sole purpose of minimizing my I-Phones overall speed & quality due to the *Apple Photos* app always being the #1, largest size of GB that becomes used & therefore drastically reduces my phones overall speed & function. However, since I have transferred of my photos through the Google photos application I have freed up nearly 1/2 of my current phone plans monthly data allowance/eligibility. I love this app for many reasons and other than allowing for an improved function, The app offers so many different and cool ideas which I've already took an advantage of :D... *On a side note, if you are downloading this app because your storage space is becoming too full you must delete all of your photos and videos through your Apple Photos Account, but I don't feel as if you're going to delete them forever! As that was my biggest fear, but it definitely is a must-have app.


    by stephenix42

    Was told via the Google Help forum to leave some feedback — I want to use this app SO BADLY, it’s everything I need! but I just can’t in its current state. Here’s the deal: I am on my phone too much. It’s just a fact. I have literally upwards of 7,000 photos and screenshots in my iPhoto library and 75% of them are garbage I do not need in the permanent world. So I only want to use Photos for select photos!! that’s the whole reason I wanted the app, to clear out some of the stuff I have. Currently, the only options are A) back up ALL the 7,000+ photos in your phone, so now all your trash is online too, or B) don’t sync, select photos to organize into albums through the app, but they won’t available anywhere else. I would like to be able to select and sync *certain* images to go into google photos. I would like to be able to save and review for instance, my graduation photo album, both in my phone and online, but I don’t really need this type of access for my useless screenshots 🤷🏻‍♀️ please enable select syncing!!

  • Google photos rocks!!

    by truckeevision

    I used Google + and love that app for sharing photos when I had my Samsung galaxy phones over the years... but then my kids bought me an iPhone and wasn't sure what to do with it as well as wondered if you Google apps would work on it. But it does back up using the assistant and opening the app. I also have iCloud storage and have no idea how to retrieve or see those photos?! I am just trusting my 19,565 photos are there!? But they are on Google Photos thank you thank you very much Google! I don't have a computer but use my husband's to store on an external hard drive. I guess I'm just worried that I will lose this phone and lose all these pictures so I'm grateful for Google photos!I will go figure out how to do the facial recognition piece and look forward to learning as much as I can about this app! It's hard to teach an old dog ... Senior tricks... But I am willing to learn!!

  • Love it =time saver

    by Marco0383

    Great app !!!! It pretty much does all the work for you but of course you make the final decisions. It cleans up your screenshots of papers and or receipts etc. and can put in a folder you made for them. It puts pics into to albums of what you’ve done that day like FB and you can either keep it or not up to you. does your friends phone book recognition and then you can either send the pics to them or not. Stuff you probably already do but now it’s something you don’t have to think about; the app is like a step a head of you and knows what you like while number one SAVES YOU SPACE AND AUTOMATICALLY RETRIEVES PHOTOS FROM PHONE AND DOWNLOAD AND DELETES them ONLY if you want to. The app will ask you if you want to free up space and then pics are Gone from storage space on iPhone or iCloud can’t remember which one. So all and all it’s a great app and saves lots of space, time and money, money, money, money!!!!!!

  • It’s my favorite photo app, but...

    by Skye829

    I literally have EVERY SINGLE photo of mine sorted into an album. It makes things so easy to find and it’s wonderful. However, I have one major complaint: I can’t delete a photo from the album. The only option I have is to “remove from album.” So for example, maybe I have pictures that I took of my food over the years and I have a folder titled “food.” Well I can’t just delete all those useless food pics from the album page. Instead I have to scroll through THOUSANDS of photos in the photo page, hoping to come across my food pics. Or I have to click on the info button, figure out the date I took the picture, try to find that date and delete there from the photos page, and then repeat that for the hundreds of photos that are in that album. And that is one of example of the many ways this has inconvenienced me. So PLEASE I’m begging you, just add a “delete” option from the album menu. Please.

  • The best ever!

    by Itzazme

    I don't know what I would do with out this app! I have been using google photos for over 8 years. (That's on three children and 10+ bdays a year.) In the beginning I uploaded my photos that I wanted to keep. So I did miss a lot of photos not uploading when I lost a phone, but since they started automatically uploading photos from my phone, if (when) my phone went bad, I didn't have to worry because my memories were already in google photos! Even better, now that you can give google photos permission to delete already uploaded photos, my phone has tons of memory. Plus my pics quality are good enough, I have been able to get some of my photos printed onto 16x20 canvases too. I can say so much. But I'll end with forget iCloud or Dropbox, why would you use anything else while Google offers Google Photos? Literally I have so much of pros to say, i love it.

  • Love Love Love Google Photos

    by NYKCMom

    Here I was for the last 3 years struggling with my iPhone trying unsuccessfully and paying to use "The Cloud" to keep my photos! Then while purchasing my new phone I asked about how the cloud worked because I couldn't get my photos on my computer (it's windows not apple) my tech guy says why not use google's easy. He was right...he downloaded all my photos from my old phone to google photos explained how it worked which if you use google you know it's very user friendly.. I'm so happy now! All those years of paying to struggle with the cloud and now I just use google photo and everything is not only has an assistant that does cool little things like making little videos from my photos.... and the best part it will automatically be on google on my windows computer... now that's an app I can stand behind. Thank you Google Photos!!!

  • Love it!!!

    by Giuli G

    Google Photos is the best! It has helped me so much, especially since I take a lot of photos and videos, it helps me clear out some space, for new photos and videos. It also give my ipad more space for apps. I love how is makes, collages and animations, using similar photos. It also categorizes the different people, that have been seen on you photos, which helps, a lot on finding a specific photo, that you’d like to share with friends and family. Google photos, also customize the photos, I’ve taken, to make them look better, which makes my photos look AMAZING. I love how it backs-up all my things, without having to manually do it. Overall it’s the best app in my opinion, it makes my photography-addiction easier, simpler, and funner. Thank You Google. And anyone who took the time to read this. I hope everyone enjoys this app as much as I do, because to me, IT’S A LIFESAVER. 😍😍☺️☺️🤩🤗💜

  • Google Photos Review

    by ItsSarahTho

    I absolutely Love everything about Google photos!!! The only down fall is the security in place, which is not a bad thing at all just inconvenient when some of us forget our own passwords it is almost impossible and a very lengthy process to recover and be identified as the gmail owner!!! Also I thought the lock out time from your gmail was 6 months of no activity or logins but I was only away for 2 months and when I went to sign back into my account that was still open and active on my device it says I was logged out and needed to sign back in??? Unfortunately I had to get a new number and cannot remember the passwords to my email or the recover email of either since they were each other’s recovery gmails!!! Confusing and frustrating but overall this is the best photo saving, storing, and grouping of cool ideas done by any single photo group!!! I would recommend Google Photos to anyone anywhere!!! Love it!!!

  • Love Google Photos

    by Will Beem

    It’s simply #1 of all savers of precious moments in life that we capture thru the lens of our camera.! Whether it’s video or photos, Google captures and saves them all in the ever growing cloud basically forever! Now we can reflect on last week or last week ten years ago, all at the simple touch and swipe of your mobile device, laptop, or pc! Hands down the best app on the best web browser the internet has ever known. Google even likes to take your personal moments to create personalized home movies for all to enjoy randomly keeping you amazed with each and every update. If you don’t have Google Photos, you don’t have guaranteed security of your memories in which are priceless. Don’t waste another minute searching for the right app cause it’s right here in front of you because you never know what memory will expire to only be forgotten and lost forever. Kudos to you Google!

  • Love it...for the most part!

    by Soos

    I love that all of my images are backed up and I can access them anywhere. Makes me feel more secure because I love my photos! There are two areas that I have had trouble with which frustrate me. Sometimes it will be uploading images and it says it is done. Then when I go to make an album, it says it still needs to upload images and videos. This can be annoying! Additionally, I created a shared album where others can contribute. One album my sister tried to add to and I never got the images and she tried more than once. Another time, my dad added images to an album, saw them and then a few weeks later they all disappeared but neither of us had done anything to delete them. One final thing I don't like is when I delete from Google Photos and it deletes from my device. I feel that should be independent. The photo editor is good but I would like the red eye fix to be added like it was in Picassa.

  • Pretty great

    by Mammothx

    It still needs a slideshow option in the app to be 5 stars. Also it needs a method for fixing mis-labeled people, though this is really a global Google Photos algorithm issue that’s not specific to the affects the desktop website version too. It needs a option like “This person is” and you select the correct person when editing results. “Remove results” being the only option is too limited. For example, I cannot get it to differentiate between two related people (for example: mother and daughter). It is putting both of them in two different person albums. When I “removed results” of the mother in the daughter album it ultimately stopped picking up both people in daughter album (for the last several months) and still puts both them in the mother album. Whether or not I do the same in the mother album I have no way of saying: “Actually this person belongs in that other album.”

  • Great app

    by Rich Aldrich

    This is an all-around fantastic service and app. And trust me this is coming from someone that is a hard sell. If you want to short quick answer of why this thing matter so much. Here it is: it is able to update your photos as you take them off of your phone and delete them from your phone's memory so there is no backlog. Secondly as you upload all of your photos that you may have our family had 900 GB the AI and software involved with Google Photos is it able to do a lot of the tedious things that take all the time. He gets rid of duplicates it rotates pictures. As you go along it even makes really awesome animations collages and albums. I'm a pretty simple basic guy my wife loves photos and memories and when I saw this and how I handled our photos it made me feel a certain way for the first time and that's what compelled me to actually write a review.

  • My absolute favorite app!!!

    by Geegethepeege

    I can’t express enough how much I love this app. I am a photo hoarder, between pictures of my children, family and friends, events I want to attend, crafts I want to create; with this app I never lose any of it. Before getting this app I was constantly backing my phone to my computer then to an external hard-dive (such a pain). I never have to do that anymore and I can access my pictures WHENEVER I want. If that wasn’t enough, you can identify each person and use the search to narrow down a picture you might be looking for (either a person, location, even a color or pet). Even more, the app will randomly generate movies (for something special like Mother’s Day or after an event like Christmas) including background music, collages, animations, color pops, and more. There is no app I boast about more. I would recommends Google Photos to EVERYONE!!!

  • Great app

    by PatRat The Rattiest

    I’ve been using Google Photos for about a year now and it’s been really useful. The app lets you save your photos to the cloud, which allows you to see your photos on any device, which is really useful, and the best part is that it’s free (unlike Apple’s photo storage program.) Another great aspect of the app is the “Assistant” feature. The assistant is a program that occasionally suggests you to share a photo with your friends (which is really easy in this app), or sometimes it compiles old pictures of documents that you forgot to delete and reminds you of them. One of the best parts of the assistant is when it does “reminders”, in which it puts together an album of old photos from a memorable day or trip. This feature lets you revisit an almost forgotten day, and it can be quite nostalgic. Overall, I would really recommend downloading the app

  • Don't know what you have until you don't have it anymore

    by BusyLegoMom

    Recently, our external hard drive crashed and we were devastated because every single one of our children's baby pictures were on it. So we sent it off to a data retrieval service, and was informed that none of the images were retrievable. We were heartbroken and very sad, until I remembered Google Picasa! So I opened the app and was ecstatic to find many of my children's baby pictures. Of course not everything was uploaded to Picasa because my husband did not download the app to his phone until after our external hard drive crashed. But we are very happy to have what we have. So all I can say is, you don't realize how valuable Picasa is until you need it. I have to admit, I have not used Picasa since I bought my iPhone. However, with the recent events I will be using it daily. So, thanks Google!

  • Love the extra features

    by lazynicknamealdjsj

    This app is probably my favorite and most important on my phone. It continually backups photos I take so I never have to worry about losing photos if I haven’t backed my iPhone to iTunes in a while. It also provides search capabilities with grouping by person, activity, place and even things. I take a lot of screenshots of things and it has the ability to archive them so they do not clutter the main section. Probably what I like most though is the extra little things it makes like collages, movies, stylized photos and animations. While some of them are do not come out good, there are times where they give me something I didn’t even know I wanted. Most recently they provided me with a before and after collage and I just loved it. Would definitely recommend this app for anyone that cherish their photos and the memories behind them.

  • Amazing

    by randommusic1

    Seemless automatic backup. The assistant is so awesome it’s almost scary. It makes video highlights of my children from being babies to their present age with music, audio at just the right moments. They bring tears to my eyes almost every time I watch them. The “trip” highlights are also really enjoyable. It organizes a group of photoa when we drive to the beach including every stop, and great highlights from restaurants, attractions, etc. the app always works. It’s also great to be able to search photos by dog, kids names, places, dates, etc. the only suggestion we would have is to allow some choices with music for videos made. Other than they grow up to fast videos, I have usually not liked the music. As such, I have teased most of the video montages. Love the app. And love knowing pictures of our kids are safe in the cloud. There is nothing more valuable to us.

  • Google photos is a lifesaver!!

    by indigoperspective

    As a professional photographer, this app is truly a dream come true. Free, unlimited storage for all of my photos and videos, and there’s no catch! I love having the ability to organize my work by creating albums within the app. Google Photos also offers awesome creations of my work to include stylized photos, collages, animations, a “rediscover this day” feature that brings back so many beautiful memories, movies, panoramic versions of my work and so much more. Google Photos also has an easy to use built in photo editor that allows me to enhance my work without changing to countless other apps. I am beyond grateful for this app and the generosity of its creators in allowing me free storage that really is free. I will continue to use Google Photos for as long as it is available to me, and I hope that’s forever because I truly cannot imagine my life without it.

  • Mind Reading Photo App

    by Embrace2day

    My phone is an iPhone; my laptop is a MacBook Pro; my desktop is an iMac; and, I use my Apple Airbuds, iPad and TV almost daily. As a professional, mother of three, with no formal training in technology, I value the seamlessness and reliability of my Apple technology; I never think twice about whether or where my projects, emails, documents, etc. are on any of my devices... EXCEPT, MY PHOTOS ARE NEVER WHERE I THOUGHT THEY WERE! Of course, that’s my fault - I’m not blaming Apple. But, I’m officially DONE watching instructional videos, wading through advice from other Mac users, etc. GOOGLE HAS READ MY MIND! My photos are reliably available for viewing, incorporating, sharing, creating, etc. anytime on any device. The organization provided is intuitive and the options offered responsive - without limits! No more endless searches, no more frustration, no more anxiety - ONLY GOOGLE PHOTOS! Thank you, Google!

  • Almost perfect app

    by Kynnnndall<333!!!

    I have had this app for maybe a year now and I tell anyone and everyone about it because it will change your life no more out of memory can't take pictures from your phone it's free and when you pay to upgrade I have not but friends have and they tell me their happy with their pictures they have printed the quality of their photos are amazing however I do more videos than pictures so those don't back up because their to big some shorter clips do upload but on the bright side I can pay a small fee to take care of my videos last thing I will say is this is the best app on my apple phone it is the most used app on my phone besides Facebook lol so do not delay start now using google photos then access your photos from any computer or device from anywhere in the world where ever Internet is available

  • Must have - even if you have storage elsewhere

    by Cautious Poke

    My latest update is with the sharing features! SO EASY!! I guess the one random thing I thought would be cool is if I typed in Minecraft you guys could find those screenshots. ML up in this!! I have an O365 subscription and still also upload all my photos to google photos. They've been fast to support new apple features and do a great job automatically making panoramas and albums. The video uploads are also really quick even in 4K. Searching images is also the best of the image apps I've seen so far. The only disadvantage is the cloud storage to save originals is cost prohibitive (for me anyway) but I get that for free with my O365 subscription (which is really my original backup) and this is how I access my pictures. It costs me opening up the app occasionally to have all these things. Google is killin' it.

  • Great app, but Problems have arisen

    by ..:Figgy Newton..:

    I’ve used this app pretty much since the day it was released, and I recommended it to all my friends, but since an update in the past few months it’s starting to infuriate me. I’ve been a heavy Google+ user for a long time, and I post Car Polls every day using pictures from the web. Well, any picture that I upload to G+ now enters my Google Photos library. I DO NOT want that! To combat this issue, I made a folder for pictures from all my different devices. But that seems to have been a temporary solution. Because now when I try to move items to a folder, and this happens every time — it either takes 4+ hours (not exaggerating) 4 HOURS! Or it doesn’t work at all. So either fix the folder issue or please don’t integrate G+ photos with Google Photos. I don’t want web stock photos in my Google Photos. But I’ve been a loyal user for this app and it’s a very convenient and useful service. It beats paying for iCloud storage.

  • I like it a lot

    by WalksSoftly

    At first, I had a hard time trying to figure it out but now I know what I’m doing and am especially glad I have google photos because two months ago I had to put my oldest cat to sleep. I was so depressed but with google photos I was able to make a movie with some of the photos I’d taken over the years of my cat. It has photos and video clips and music and I watch it often. I was able to save it and even download it to my iPhone and my iPad so that it isn’t just in the google photos app. I’m glad I have the google photos app because it is free unlike iCloud which expects you to pay after you’ve used up a certain amount of space. As soon as you access the google photos app it will back up all the most recent photos you’ve taken since you last accessed the app. If you are paying for iCloud space you might check out this app and be pleasantly surprised, I was.

  • Awesome UX

    by AdamRobotCactus

    Where Apple dropped the ball with UX, Google picked it up and scored. Tremendously. I spent an hour trying to figure out how to backup the photos on my iPhone, and offload them from my phone. I used to upload them to my Mac via the Photos app, but that no longer works for some reason. I thought about upgrading iCloud but that seemed really confusing when trying to figure out how to share it with my wife. I downloaded the Google Photos app and it was like BOOM, all problems solved within 2-3 taps. Backup? Yes. Offload from your phone and free up storage? Yes. Have a shared album space with my wife for all of our family photos? Yes and it was super easy. Nailed it Google. You did your user research, identified the pain points, and made an awesome experience. And its unlimited storage for FREE! As long as you're okay with High quality!! Psh, no brainer!! Thank you Google!!! 👏👏👏👏👏

  • Saved all my images from my broken phone

    by 1123 NICK

    I saw this app on my galaxy s6and I thought of it the same way I Do when ever is see a random app that show up on my phone I didn’t really care about it but I saved it and that is the best thing I did ... but one Friday last week when I was going to school I tried to turn on my phone it won’t then when I got to school I tried to charge it nothing then I knew it I lost the most important things to me my pictures, the last photo of the dog who got hit by a car following my other, the first time I seen snow, car spotting, and pictures of my current dog... But today I thought of that app I’m like what if, what if this, this app will have them.. my pictures I download it.. and it did 3 years of memories saved all could have bin lost over night but no. 𝚃𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚔 you google 𝚃𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚔 you. Nicholas

  • Pictures in Google photo

    by Tz7278

    For the most part this app is truly fantastic with the editing options it gives you, the fun reminders of pics from back when, and the adjustments it makes on it's own for you that you can discard or keep! The only difficulty I'm really having is in photographs of seems to allow some duplications. All in all, this is a terrific app, easy to use, and a lot of fun to see what YOU can do to make your pics better! Highly recommend!!! Problems with dates and places! I want to split the titles for a trip calling pics two or three different places! It seems Google Photos will not allow me to do that! It's very discouraging! I wish it would let you group individual people and was more like Picassa! Dates and places are ALL MESSED UP! Google can do much better! You should have combined it with Piccasa!

  • Fantastic - should have been using this years ago

    by Scynet

    I explored a lot more f different apps and was overly worried about photo quality. In retrospect, I should have just gone to google photos right out of the gate. Quality is top notch (even on the free setting) for everyone short of those with extremely high end cameras - for the rest of us google’s base quality is higher than our phones can generate anyway. The real kicker is how it makes your photos accessible and useful. The assistant regularly creates albums that are of interest and keeps “memories alive” by doing it. The ability to search photos is phenomenal. I had a crazy number of photos on my phone but never looked at them for years - we’ve gone through them more in the last 6 months with google photos than we ever would have otherwise. Highly recommended.


    by LG_09101705

    If you are a picture fan like me, (well over 50,000 pics taken a saved 🤷🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️) then this app is hands down the BEST! All pictures get backed up instantly without you having to do a thing! The “assistant” feature even makes collages, mini videos, albums and more, again without you having to do anything! You can even “drag and drop” pictures from a desktop or laptop right into the Google Photos web page. It’s beyond amazing! You can create your own albums and organize your photos YOUR WAY. No more need to purchase flash drives or external memory systems as Google Photo is 100% free and has unlimited storage! 🙌🏽 That’s a big deal for me. I never write reviews but there was no way I was going to pass on this one. Thank you Google for letting me keep my pictures of my girls, my family and friends safe and sound!! 👍🏽

  • Amazing for more storage!!

    by JadeBaudReviews

    Phenomenal app! I used to worry about my photos and videos taking my storage to, but Google Photos uses no storage after you safely back up all your photos to the app. After backing up your photos, you can delete them from your default app (like gallery or photos). Google Photos is much different than the default app you may get on your phone. You can link certain photos to one face and search it up on the app. You will find every photo of that person on your device. Albums are extremely simple to create. The app will even suggest making a few for you when you take a lot of pictures in one location and time! Another tool I love to use is looking up faces in your photos, like I mentioned before, and locations from your photos or even little things like searching the word “glasses” and it will show every picture in that place or with that object! There are many other tools to help your photos, like filters for example. With the “assistant” tool you can see tips to help with your experience and little tweaks to your photos to make it pazzazed!!! You can also make your own slideshow with FREE background music! It is so simple! I’m so glad I use this app, it is so helpful and I hope you can use it successfully like I have!! :)

  • Automated collages, videos, and animations 👌🏽

    by Kae Bey

    Endless storage is my favorite thing about google photos! Google could have stopped there, but the amazement doesn’t stop there! A couple weeks ago was my sons 3rd birthday. Somehow google found all the pix of my son I’d taken over the past three years, but only the best ones (there weren’t any duplicated photos not even the 5 or 6 you take trying to get a good one) and created a “they grow up so fast” slide show, complete w music 🎶 I’d been meaning to put together one myself, but the amount of time it takes to do so was discouraging me from actually starting to do it. But Google went ahead and did it for me 😁 What a time saver!! Only thing is I wish they would have completed it sooner so I could have posted it on the day of his bday, rather than days later. Still awesome though!!

  • My complaints are tiny

    by PhelineCat

    I have complaints but for what I get those aren’t much. First, the positive: having this storage, this monstrous storage. Yay! I can do a tiny bit of editing but for these basic edits the native app works well unless I want to copy my edit parameters. The filters are kind of nice too; it’s good to have these if the photo is on a large screen and I see changes I need to make. I bet some of you dislike these but I love it and wish I’d get more auto edits: collages, animations, movies, especially stylized photo edits. I save 99% of stylized edits, close to that in collages and movies (often after editing the movies) and I want to edit the animations. It makes me crazy when my horizons don’t line up or when they’re not straight (gasp! there’s a landscape where one of the extreme edges is hard to align, I expect to edit but the app uses it unedited). Why can’t I edit the photos going into those animations?

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  • by Neelakant RKmule

    mm i love it

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    by Tiatafla

    if I could give this app a 20 out of 5 stars I would! this is amazing and saves everything which is so nice bc it's free! I don't have to pay for anything and it's amazing! it also doesn't have a limited storage or requires you to pay for more (like iCloud).

  • Google Photos

    by ARTmeetsSCIENCE

    No other free software is as helpful to the whole world as this one!📸👍🍻And it’s FREE?!?!? IT’S FREE!!!!!!!

  • Love Google Photos!

    by Natty's B**ch!

    I love how I can free up storage on my phone! I love making videos and the videos that are made by the app. Also sharing pictures and videos is super easy with a group of people. Love!

  • Enjoy this app

    by KJF 4733

    Easy to use. Enjoy the stylized photos.


    by Kalel Anton

    This app had unlimited storage and help me save storage on my iPhone XS. Google, I love you and your apps. Don’t ever leave us!

  • Best photo book out there

    by Jeremy5542

    Google photos should be your go to for photo storage and sharing. Free, easy, and even helps you with its built in assistant.

  • Awesome !!!

    by Kathygetst

    Love Google Photo!

  • Amazing

    by Dodge87

    This blows the stock apple photo viewer out of the water. To be more specific the AI suggestions and content it creates are amazing!

  • Love this app

    by Leo's sunshine

    I love how my pictures automatically go into this app, and they are saved with no worries. I also enjoy the creative ideas that they do with my pictures, giving me the option to keep them or share them.

  • iPhone version does not sync with google photos: can’t see archived pics!

    by neapra

    Other than that it is pretty good

  • Great

    by its emonee

    I think that this app is awesome and very smart the only part they messed up with is it takes a long time to upload

  • Love that it's on every platform

    by Onehalfwiz

    Plus the backups are free, and the search is incredible

  • Madcowgraphixs

    by madcowgraphix


  • Love it

    by CDBDC

    Fast, ready and shareable

  • Photos

    by umustnkokin

    It titles & saves them by the year

  • Easy to use

    by javalv21

    Love it! Keeps my memories safe.

  • Awesome!!!

    by Anjavedr

    Great way to organize a large volume of photos. Always at your finger tips.

  • Google

    by VETTE98

    Awesome service.

  • More Improvements Needed

    by TalhaBinHusain

    It doesn't backup automatically if the application isn't being run in the background. It should be fixed.

  • The best!

    by Bigslew

    Google photos connects me with my family in distant locations. Shared albums are awesome, especially with Google home devices that run slideshows. The photo editing tools are just right. The Google AI also does a nice job of creating fun movies from pics and videos. One of my favorite apps.

  • Necessity

    by StefonQ

    It’s a must have app, save you space and money. Many useful features within the app as well.

  • Awesome app!

    by Elle198421

    Love this app for pics! And the unique things they do like rediscover this day and so many other things!

  • My favorite app

    by Aremley

    Thanks Google! This photo storage platform is an excellent way to store, manage, locate all of my photos. Please add a feature to make a order for prints, photo books, canvas, photo cups, memorabilia ?

  • Total awesomeness

    by Ktrippel

    Recently switched from Android to iOS and Google photos is just as great for iOS as Android. I love the assistant and finding amazing pictures and animations.

  • Photo animation

    by Gleebargborh

    I am very impressed with the animation. Thank you very much.

  • Great

    by GWIZ0907


  • Google photos

    by 43lin

    After a trip I can’t wait to see the movies or stylized photos this app creates. I can choose to fix lighting or go back to the original photo if I prefer it. It is very user friendly,

  • Great App!

    by Jackearh

    Apple I photo should be very worried...

  • Amazing

    by Sophia Huggins

    I love it!

  • Love!

    by melancholymolly

    I absolutely LOVE this app! The collages and animations it makes of my babies photos are so fun and a great way to look back at how much they have changed in their first year.

  • The BEST!!

    by p12w4ks

    It’s my favorite app for photos!

  • Google photos

    by tankr10

    This is so functional, from memories to collages it works perfectly for me.

  • Exelente

    by chipilona rebelde

    Lo mejor cómo gustar tus fotos

  • iCloud to Google photos

    by Alaa29

    I recently purchased a new phone and didn’t want to use my old iCloud. Although I still did want access to my old photos, my iCloud was full and transferring all that storage would’ve taken up space on the new phone. Then I read Google Photos can back up and hold 15GB worth of storage!!! I downloaded the app and it instantly began backing up my photos after accessing permission. It proceeded to advise me to “Free the clutter” on my phone after everything was successfully backed up. My iCloud is now much lighter 😂 I am sooo thankful!!! And the google assistant that leaves me suggestions is AMAZING as well!!!

  • S

    by saber94

    We need more space

  • Saving space

    by Suthurms

    This will help me free up some MUCH needed space on my phone AND keep my precious photos!! YIPEE!!

  • Luv Luv Luv!

    by Iluvlucy52

    By far for me the easiest and best way to store my pics! Just The fact that it also makes awesome collages and video clips from ur memories for you! Amazing app!

  • the most awesome software

    by intern2018

    What a gorgeous one

  • My favorite

    by TheNoleHouse

    The most fun surprise you can have with your photos! The surprise you get when it shares a memory is incredible!!!!

  • Storage and preps fun stuff with your photos!

    by Allison B Mc

    This is so much better than relieving on iCloud, no constant annoying messages that it’s full. Plus, The Asssistant takes your photos and preps great little surprises. Love this app!

  • Photo Bank

    by Rababi

    Great to have worry free storage.

  • Storage

    by YoboiBJ

    There is unlimited storage!!!!!

  • Better than the other options

    by SergioW

    One Dry, Microsoft’s comparable product does not function unless it’s tracking your location. Dropsox needs a PC to do automatic downloads. Yeah you take from your phone then transfer it to the PC then upload it to Dropkox. And iProud, Apple doesn’t save anything. If you delete it from your myphone its GONE A RIA! BY BYE GOOGLE WINS EVEN OUTNUMBERED! THANKS GOOGLE !

  • Mahalo’s for this AWESOME app👏🏼‼️👏🏼

    by Alohapul2000

    Mahalo’s for this AWESOME app👏🏼‼️👏🏼

  • Best app for my storage

    by NickeGurl

    I no longer have photos in my phone at all, this is the best app I have ever seen. It saved up so much of my storage, before I downloaded Google Photos my storage was running low so I had to improvise something so my friend told me about this app and backed up everything.

  • The best app

    by Manny mc

    The best app to store pics I always recommend it to everyone I don’t think there is anything better

  • Love it!

    by cbenish

    I love the assistant the best.

  • Excellent reserve for memories

    by Nayer1

    And the best thing about it is is free, you don't have to delete valuable videos and pictures to take a new picture anymore 😍😍 and if you damaged your phone or laptop your pictures will remain safe❤️❤️❤️

  • Amazing

    by Dynisha28

    Great tool keep all those old photos

  • Great for memories

    by BNC1001

    Good to know my pics are backed up..and easy to access!

  • Love it!!

    by Andres73117

    I really love I can store all my photos in one spot

  • Thumbs up!

    by D-cash $

    Great app.

  • Great app

    by GVLsite

    Great app easy to use

  • Best app ever!

    by jfjrrikengdkxirjf

    Hands down the best photo app ever!

  • Cherri4578

    by Cherri578


  • Great for organizing and saving room on iPhone

    by SMO II

    Love this, and now to have the ability to share complete photo galleries with another person allows sharing to be so much easier. iCloud photos has a long way to go...

  • Great app

    by Strawberry Collector

    Love my google photos. They are available and we’re when my phone lost everything else.

  • Awesome

    by T.B.-1982

    I have backed up all my photos to Google photos for years and wouldn’t trust anything else!

  • Great keep it up!

    by In love 😻with freeprints


  • يحفظ الصور

    by viparar

    به مساحه حلوه

  • Super !!

    by Sovpa

    Muy buena aplicación

  • Google photos

    by Prabjoat

    I love Google photos I love This App

  • Thee best app ever

    by Xxsifuentesxx

    I'm not going to be able to fit all my ....

  • Best photo app!!

    by AkAlly22

    I love this app more than any other photo apps. And it’s super easy to share photos with family

  • Memories of a life time

    by pj's photos

    Photos are so wonderful to have of love ones, even when they are still with you are gone to make a life for themselves.

  • Si

    by nelsyjde

    Muy eficaz

  • Love it

    by W-Ali

    I really love this app and I wish I can make the default app on this iPhone

  • No password to protect

    by Fada~ngourma

    Good app but need security password option

  • Heeeeeea

    by Chocorrol23


  • Love it

    by jjll1973

    Quickly access years worth of photos from anywhere

  • Love it

    by Calienteflow


  • Have to read‼️

    by mj_fan123

    Great app!!!!! Def worth to download and when you’re storage is full it can save photos and videos for you and you don’t have to worry about loosing them.

  • Great! Totally Recommend!

    by laika da doggie

    This app is great when u have no space in apple pics! It’s amazing

  • Best cloud storage ever !

    by Robnday

    I love the ease of uploading and storing all my photos directly from my phone. I have never had any issues.

  • Life in photos

    by Dflinch

    This is by far the most amazing app! They have created timeless videos, collages, animations, and memories to cherish forever! Google does it again!

  • Great app

    by yonny622

    Great app to store all your photos with unlimited space. So far I've enjoyed this app. I particularly enjoy the automatic animations. Needs improvement in some areas like renaming photos.

  • Great app

    by Soxmom65

    Love this app super easy to use and love how they group my pictures 💕💕

  • 😁

    by Andreanoel78

    Absolutely love it!!!!!

  • Photo junkie

    by bluejae3001

    I love this app I take so many pictures and the app helps especially when you have an iPhone

  • Es buena

    by jocelyn bebe

    Es bueno tengo fotos guardadas desde 2016 su no fuera por esta aplicación no tuviera los recuerdos en fotos de hace años

  • Love the collages

    by RLB87

    The personal assistant option makes great little videos, collages, and photo books

  • Sgarnto

    by sgarnto

    Love this app

  • Great app

    by Dvgarch

    Easy to use. Create albums to preserve memories while sharing them between all of you devices.

  • Best app ever

    by C. Bricker

    Best app ever. Never lose your important pictures again.

  • Highly useful tool

    by Lakeaboo

    I love it—the backups, the A.I., and the editing tools are all top-notch.

  • Love it

    by love it 82

    Love this app. There are so many things it puts together for you.

  • Photo Awesome

    by Ken 85

    Plain and simple, love it!

  • Love it!

    by RebeccaTheresa

    This app helps me free up a lot of storage when iCloud wants to be stupid, and I love when it takes it upon itself to do animations, color pops, collages and then vs now. The app is just cute!! And it does what its says it’ll do

  • All you need

    by Zkasikara

    Perfect execution

  • Loved it

    by sbidhya


  • Love

    by Mi3sunsLLL

    So easy and reliable!

  • Noqui

    by enoquino


  • Amazing

    by DWDJONN

    Love it. Great app. Keeps pictures that for sure I would have deleted

  • Very Good!

    by stacee729

    I like the ease of the app and the options available for photos.

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