So, according to Google's recent announcement, all files and products including Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, and Jamboard which are created in Drive will start counting against the 15 GB free storage limit from 1st of June next year.
Note that owners of Google Pixel smartphones will continue to enjoy free and unlimited storage space for all the high-quality photos and videos uploaded from their device.
Google has made it dead simple to get your stuff out of their servers if you so choose, but we'll focus in on media for today. For this guide, we'll only click on the Google Photos checkbox. You can also see a report of your previous Google Takeout exports or start a new export. Now, you'll get to choose how you'd like to receive the data that is exported.
Once you're satisfied with your selection, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the blue Next step button.
More than 1 billion people use Google Photos each month, but the company estimated fewer than 20% of them will need to upgrade for extra storage in the next three years. Only photos imported in their original quality are now deducted from the 15GB free storage limit for Google accounts, beyond which, users have to pay for more.
Make sure that you are logged into your Google account.
Under size, choose how big you want your export files. I'd recommend the 2GB or 4GB setting here so you can get a bit larger.zip files but not overwhelm your local system when it is time to unzip them. If you're still sad about losing out, why not go and check your own estimate?
The only users that will be exempt from this policy change are Pixel smartphone users, who will still be able to upload "high quality" photos without any limits after June next year.
Alphabet Inc's Google will start limiting how many high-quality photos users can store on the company's cloud back-up service starting next June, it announced, in a move that could help protect profit margins. Whether it is stored memories in Google Photos or any stored files in Google Drive, everything will be deleted if three months pass by and these inactive users do not pay any heed to Google's warnings.