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What is Google Photos?

Google Photos is a free app that lets you store all your photos and videos, and recognizes the people, places, and things in your photos so you can find them fast—no tagging required.

Google Photos helps you automatically create movies, collages, albums, panoramas, and more—directly within the app. It also comes with free unlimited storage for high resolution photos uploaded from any camera or phone.

Who Uses Google Photos?

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Reviews of Google Photos

Average score

Overall
4.8
Ease of Use
4.8
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.7
Value for Money
4.7

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

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5
82%
4
17%
3
1%
Marine
Marine
Communications and Administrative Coordinator in Armenia
Verified LinkedIn User
Education Management, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Why you still don't have Google Photos ?

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: I love google photos a lot. Easy to use, safe and secure. It is like your life summary. I like to spend time there scrolling up and down wathing all my photos from different years for hours. It is like my digital photo album.

Pros:

Google photos is the app I love! Simply, because all my photos from years are securely stored there. Since 2016, all my life is there. This is an excellent photo and video storage app, private, secure. I gather all my photos there and if I need to shate them, I create a folder with specific photos and add the recipient's email address, they get an email with the link, click and access to the photos shared with them. Deleted files can be restored if you changed your mind and want to keep them. You get amazing suggestions daily, it can be as a collage, or story with random photos selected. You see them only, not shared with anyone. Another great function - when you want to search for the dress in the photo for example, there is an icon you press on it and it brings you the search result from Google. Image search on Google is great. There was a plant I didn't know the name, I took a photo and from Google photos did an image search, got the name of that plant.

Cons:

I do not like when I run out of storage. This happens regularly, I do not want to pay for additional storage, instead, I use different email addresses. Each new email address yoy use in Google photos offers 15 GB storage.

Mary Jane
AR, Analyst, Legal Filings, Computer, etc. in US
Construction, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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I love Google, they are my favorite computer company and they just WORK!

5.0 9 months ago

Comments: Every program that works and intergrades without problems, fighting, and just plain works is amazing and Google is Amazing for it! It requires less frustration, less time, quicker turnaround work and speeds, it creates efficiency at its best!

Pros:

Access, file transfer, ability to view, Google just not fight with other integrations and programs they are the master!

Cons:

In our world we always want criticism. What can I do better. Keep updating, keep staying in tune with out every changing electronic world, it will always change and it will alway grow and I just hope you stay in the game a don't back down!

Alicia
Alicia
Programs Director in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Recreational Facilities & Services, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Too confusing to be worth the coolness

3.0 2 years ago

Comments: The best thing about it is that it integrates so well with your phone. That and image-recognition search. But I don't use it because I don't want to be confused between my actual files and Google versions of my files.

Pros:

Easily find photos by AI recognition, date, and albums.

Cons:

Confusing to maintain the device vs cloud database, and some things like videos can't be downloaded.

Fara
Housewife in US
Health, Wellness & Fitness, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Google photos is all I use

5.0 4 months ago

Pros:

I like that I can buy more storage, I can print photos easily, I can save and backup photos directly from my camera or from other apps.

Cons:

I love Google Photos and will continue using it.

Damon
Blogger in US
Writing & Editing, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

My review of Google Photos

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Overall, I have really enjoyed using it. I tell other people to use Google programs such as Google photos when I hear them talking about photo storage.

Pros:

What I like most is how secure my photos are, and the fact that it sink soap with everything else that I use on the Google suite. Accessibility is still very easy for me but very hard for others to get into. And I can still transfer photos without too much hassle.

Cons:

There’s honestly not anything that I don’t like about Google Photos. I have tried several other avenues in the past to back up photos and this is by far my favorite. Have not found a feature that I don’t like yet. I’m not saying it’s completely perfect because there’s always room for improvement. But right now it’s suits all of my needs. Now that I’m thinking about it would it be possible to sync google photos with Canva?