Google Photos

4.5
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About this app

Google Photos is the home for all your photos and videos, automatically organized and easy to share.

- “The best photo product on Earth” – The Verge
- “Google Photos is your new essential picture app” – Wired

The official Google Photos app is made for the way you take photos today and includes essential features like shared albums, automatic creations and an advanced editing suite. Additionally every Google Account comes with 15 GB of storage and you can choose to automatically back up all your photos and videos in High quality or Original quality. You can then access them from any connected device and on photos.google.com.

With the official app, you get:

15 GB OF STORAGE: Back up 15 GB of photos and videos and access them from any device and photos.google.com—your photos are safe, secure, and private to you. All photos and videos you back up in high quality before June 1, 2021 will not count toward your Google Account storage.

FREE UP SPACE: Never worry about running out of space on your phone again. Photos that are safely backed up can be removed from your device's storage in just a tap.

NO ADS: Google Photos doesn't sell your photos, videos, or personal information to anyone and we don't use your photos and videos for advertising.

FAST AND POWERFUL SEARCH: Your photos are now searchable by the people, places and things in them — no tagging required.

GOOGLE LENS: Search the hard-to-describe and get stuff done, right from a photo. Copy and translate text, identify plants and animals, add events to your calendar, find products online, and more.

ADVANCED EDITING SUITE: Transform photos with a tap. Use intuitive and powerful photo editing tools to apply content-aware filters, adjust lighting, and more.

AUTOMATIC CREATIONS: Bring photos to life with automatically created movies, collages, animations, panoramas, and more from your photos. Or easily create them yourself.

SHARING SUGGESTIONS: With smart sharing suggestions, giving your friends the photos you took of them is painless. And they can add their photos, too, so you’ll finally get the photos you’re actually in.

LIVE ALBUMS: Select the people and pets you want to see and Google Photos will automatically add photos of them as you take them, no manual updates needed.*

PHOTO BOOKS: Create a photo book in just minutes from your phone or computer. You can also see suggested photo books based on your best shots from a trip or period of time.*

SEND PHOTOS IN SECONDS: Instantly share photos with any contact, email, or phone number.

SHARED LIBRARIES: Grant a trusted person access to all of your photos.

You can also upgrade storage for your Google Account, used for Original Quality photos and videos by subscribing to Google One. Subscriptions start at $1.99/month for 100 GB in the US. Pricing and availability can vary by region.

- Google One Terms of Service: https://one.google.com/terms-of-service
- One Google Pricing: https://one.google.com/about

For additional help visit https://support.google.com/photos

Google Photos is also available on Wear OS for the Google Pixel Watch. Set your favorite photos as your watch face.

*Face grouping, live albums and photo books are not available in all countries.
Updated on
Feb 28, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 8 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
Independent security review

Ratings and reviews

4.5
48.1M reviews
Dan Flores
February 28, 2024
Please. Stop. Replacing. My. Feature. Photos. It's really frustrating when Google keeps changing the feature photo I've set for some people, especially when they change it to a completely different person, and then I have to clear out a bunch of wrong photos to find the one I had previously selected. The feature photo shouldn't change unless I specifically update it. I've already submitted this as "feedback." I don't want to submit more screenshots. I just want it fixed, please.
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Google LLC
November 11, 2023
Hello Dan. We recommend that you take a look on the "About models of faces" of this article: goo.gle/2GK3KBD to know how the grouping by facial recognition works. If you wish, you can share your feedback with our team here: goo.gle/3sPwq2I. Thanks.
Tami Barrett
February 28, 2024
When Google got rid of Picasso for your Google photos they traded the best photo and editing program for one that is completely inadequate. They need to bring back Picasso or design an app similar to it. With Picasso it made organizing (and later retrieving your photos) a snap. Also editing and naming your photos was easier. And did I mention the ease of éditing. Also changing the order of your photos and albums was a breeze. Gone are the days of common sense and customer satisfaction.
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Kimberly Caprara
February 26, 2024
I recently upgraded my storage to 1TB and it completely wrecked everything I was used to with google photos. I used it to backup pictures of important things like family in the DCIM folder. Now it automatically backs up everything including screenshots and downloads. Deleting them from the cloud storage also deletes them off the phone. I made the mistake of "freeing up space" and lost thousands of pictures off my phone but not all of them ended up in the cloud. It's absolutely maddening.
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Google LLC
February 26, 2024
Hi Kimberly. Make sure you have followed the steps in this article: goo.gle/3985Zxw to disable back up. Also, see here for more on how deletion works: goo.gle/39VUrfT. Try also the steps in this article: goo.gle/3sMNu9A to learn how the free up space option works. Also, feel free to share feedback with us here: goo.gle/3gaHLEz. Thanks.

What's new

We are introducing a new storage management tool to help you easily manage the photos that count toward your storage quota. This tool will surface photos or videos you might want to delete — like blurry photos, screenshots and large videos.