Google Photos

4.5
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Everyone
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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
May 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
48.6M reviews
Edwin Mercado
May 20, 2024
Was a flawless app, but as of the last update of Jan. 18, 2019, has stopped backing up photos. It stays in an endless loop saying that it's backing up photos and never does. It also changes the number of photos it says it's backing up everytime you open the app, so one minute it's backing up 4 photos, then the next it's 79. I've tried every solution I could find in help and on the web and nothing seems to help. I've even went as far as removing my account and deleting the app. Such a shame.
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Dylan Pike
May 25, 2024
Google Photos is designed to coerce users into using a Cloud service regardless of whether they actually want to. Without realizing it, this app was backing up every single photo I have ever taken for years until my Google Account was out of room. In an attempt to free up space so I could still use my email, I found that deleting photos from the Cloud will also remove them from your device. You also are only able to download photos ONE AT A TIME from the app, which is total nonsense.
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Joseph Conrad
May 25, 2024
Recent change has made it hard to share photos with groups in the app I have been sharing photos with for years. This change is bad for users. Update: the Google help article doesn't address the fact that I used to be able to take a photo, tap it, hit share and immediately have the Google photos group as an option for sharing. A recent update took this feature away.
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Google LLC
May 25, 2024
Hi Joseph. We suggest that you take a look at this article: goo.gle/372Mmmh to know how to share photos and videos with your contacts. Also, take a look at this article: goo.gle/37eSSXM to fix problems with the app. If you're having trouble, post a topic in the Google Photos Forum to get help from our experts: goo.gle/3o5JIVl. 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.