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Google to Restrict Unlimited Storage #announcements #photographs


Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

Google announced it will phase out its unlimited storage on Google Photos effective June 1, 2021. Anything uploaded will count toward the new 15 GB limit imposed on Google accounts that already include files from other services such as Gmail and Google Drive.  After hitting the limit Google Photo users will have to pay for extra space through the Company’s Google One Cloud Service which starts at $1.99 per month for 100GB storage.

 

Many users are unhappy with this as they thought it Google Photos would be around forever,

 

See:  https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/12/tech/google-photos-ends-unlimited-free-storage/index.html

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Dahn Cukier
 

Dear Fellow Researchers

Google has shown again (not Google again, but cloud services) that
the cloud, especially free cloud services, are unreliable for long term use.

I strongly suggest purchase of external storage devices (plural)
and backup to those devices all information and documents
you have. Although cloud storage may be convenient and
financially free, it does come with costs.

The  most robust backup is still paper.

An internet service, may be ordered by a court or
the owner of original documents
to remove a document or information, then although
you have saved the information to their cloud, it is now gone.

If you use external devices for backup, be sure to use more
than one device and once a year verify that the information
on each device is readable, I suggest also keeping a copy
outside the home such as at work or with a family member.

Dahn Cukier

When you start to read readin,
how do you know the fellow that
wrote the readin,
wrote the readin right?

Festus Hagen
Long Branch Saloon
Dodge City, Kansas
(Gunsmoke)


On Friday, November 13, 2020, 10:22:04 PM GMT+2, Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...> wrote:


 

 

Google announced it will phase out its unlimited storage on Google Photos effective June 1, 2021. Anything uploaded will count toward the new 15 GB limit imposed on Google accounts that already include files from other services such as Gmail and Google Drive.  After hitting the limit Google Photo users will have to pay for extra space through the Company’s Google One Cloud Service which starts at $1.99 per month for 100GB storage.

 

Many users are unhappy with this as they thought it Google Photos would be around forever,

 

See:  https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/12/tech/google-photos-ends-unlimited-free-storage/index.html

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Sarah L Meyer
 

No what has been shown is that nothing is FREE forever.  We enjoy and take advantage of those things.  However it is important to retain offsite backups of not just your photos but of your genealogy and other important items.  I suggest an off site back up service that would include your photos but also other items.
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