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Google Photos will no longer provide unlimited storage for some video files

Google Photos will no longer provide unlimited storage for some video files
Google Photos will no longer provide unlimited storage for some video files

In 2015, Google revived Photos app and introduced unlimited photographs and videos. While this is a welcome attribute for many, Android and iOS users needed to enable the technology giant to compress the material somewhat so as to utilize the unlimited storage area attribute. To be able to acquire the identical settlement backup, Android and iOS consumers need to pay a premium. Adding to those muddled terms and requirements, Google has added yet another condition for this offer. Moving ahead, the company says it is going to count unsupported videos as storage space.

This shift was shown as a negative note on the Google service website, on the unsupported video webpage. The negative note reads, “Videos uploaded following December 6, 2018, take up storage space” This usually means that the new switch is currently in effect with no intimation to consumers.

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Google does support virtually all video formats, but might be some like VOB or RAW obtained from an expert high-end apparatus. Supported video formats comprises .mpg, .mod, .mmv, .tod, .wmv, .asf, .avi, .divx, .mov, .m4v, .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m2t, .m2ts, .mts, along with .mkv files.

This change shouldn’t impact regular smartphone users that take videos through their cellular devices. Those videos will last to be saved free of charge, however, users that indulge in keeping large files taken in unsupported format will currently take up storage space.

Google lately introduced brand new editing app in the Photos app for iOS users, and sometimes even introduced the newest Material Theme layout for Android users. Before this year, Google introduced a new attribute that enabled users to make a picture with their memories.

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