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5 unlimited storage alternatives similar to Google Photos


Goodbye to the unlimited storage that Google Photos offered. These are 5 alternatives to upload your photos and videos to the cloud

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(CNN Spanish) -

 For five years, Google offered unlimited free storage for high-quality photos and videos, an offer that will come to an end on June 1.

According to the technology company, Google Photos stores more than 4 billion photos and in order to continue meeting "the growing demand for storage" is that they have ended unlimited storage in the cloud.

This does not apply to Pixel devices, as high-quality photo and video backups created from Google phones will maintain current benefits.

For all other users, all new photos and videos - whether in high quality or original quality - that are uploaded to Google Photos as of June 1 will occupy part of the 15 GB of storage space included in each account from Google, which is distributed among the Drive, Gmail and Photos services.

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To ease the transition for users, Google will let users know how much storage they have available and they will be able to access a new free tool within the Photos app to manage their backed up photos and videos.

And although there are still a couple of days until June 1, it's a good idea to consider other cloud storage options.

If you want to stay on Google: Google One

If you like the Google service and don't like the changes, you can opt for the Google One storage service, which allows you to store content such as videos, music, and documents, as well as back up the content on your phone.

Regarding the quality of the multimedia content, Google One preserves the photos and videos in maximum resolution, and you can share your membership with up to five members of your family.


Google One offers monthly plans of 100GB for $ 1.99, 200GB for $ 2.99, and 2TB for $ 9.99.

If you are an Apple user: iCloud

If you have an iPhone and / or a Mac, iCloud might be a good option for you.

First of all, because all Apple devices include this service, and because it automatically offers 5 GB of free storage.

Like Google, iCloud allows you to store more than photos, so you can make a backup of all the content on your cell phone, including photos, videos, contacts, files, etc.

And you can also share the iCoud storage with up to five family members.

iCloud offers 50GB for $ 0.99, 200GB for $ 2.99, and 2TB for $ 9.99 monthly plans.

For Microsoft users: One Drive

If you have a PC and use programs such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint on a daily basis, the One Drive cloud storage service could be a good option for you since it is designed to function not only as a cloud storage service, but also it also increases the functionalities of Office applications.

One Drive offers 5GB free, and has a 100GB monthly plan for $ 1.99 / month.

Microsoft also offers the option to purchase the Microsoft 365 Personal plan, which includes 1TB of cloud storage, Skype service, and Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint applications for $ 6.99.

The other option is the Microsoft 365 Family plan that offers 6 TB - which can be shared between 6 people - the Skype service and the Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications, for US $ 9.99 per month.

For Prime members: Amazon Photos

Maybe you didn't know it, but if you are a Prime member — a membership that has an annual cost of US $ 119 — you automatically have unlimited photo storage and 5 GB of video storage in Amazon Photos.

The rest of Amazon users have 5 GB of free storage to upload photos, videos or files through Amazon Photos or Amazon Drive.

If you need more storage space, Amazon offers several monthly plans, such as the option to get 100 GB for US $ 1.99, 1 TB for US $ 6.99, 2 TB for US $ 11.99, and annual plans that go from 3 TB to 30 TB.

You can check all the prices here.

For quality photos: Flickr

If you are looking for a service specialized in photography, Flickr Pro could be a good alternative since it allows you to make unlimited uploads of photos and backup copies, as well as access advanced statistics - if you make some of your photos public - and obtain various discounts in photography software.

The annual subscription to Flickr Pro costs US $ 59.99, the monthly subscription costs US $ 6.99 and the quarterly subscription costs US $ 18.99

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