There is, however, some good news as the tech giant revealed that any and all photos backed up before June 1, 2021 “are exempt from this change and will not count toward your Google Account storage.”
The idea behind the move seems to be to push more people to use its paid. Google One subscription service.
“We don’t take this decision lightly and we acknowledge that this is a big shift, so wanted to let you know well in advance and give you resources to help you navigate this change,” the company further said in the email announcement.
Google believes that most users will have “years before they need to take action.” It has also created a tool that will show that shows how much time you have until you reach your quota. This estimate takes into account how frequently you back up photos, videos and other content to your Google Account.
Google has also announced that it will be launching a new storage management tool on June 2021, which will help users easily find and delete dark, blurry, and otherwise unwanted content. Or there’s always Google One where you can spend money to get as much as storage as you want depending on how much you pay.