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Google Photos is putting editing features behind a paywall

Google Photos is undoubtedly one of the most famous apps but it was Google has now turned this storage hog into a money-making machine. It has been revealed that Google is looking for limiting certain editing features to Google One members thus making the paid membership the only way to access them.

Some new strings have been added in the app which prompts like “Unlock this feature and more with Google One membership” and Get extra editing features with Google One membership.” many people are running into this paywall in the wild already. The Color Prop filter which was free for all previously is now a part of the test limiting its usage to paid members.

It is still not clear which features and filters will be placed behind the paywall. V5.18 of Google Photos also adds mentions of the new photo processing options which include HDR, Dynamic and Vivid. There are some new filters as well as which include Airy, Afterglow, Ember, Luminous, Stormy and Radiant, etc.

Google is also working on ways to make Google One memberships more catchy to the users like offering a free VPN service. Google at the moment allows users to store unlimited high-quality photos and videos in the cloud so it makes sense that the company is looking for finding new ways to help offset the costs.

How to Check Photos on Google

Are you looking for a way to check if your photos have been uploaded to Google? It’s easy! Here’s a simple guide on how to check if your photos are on Google. Firstly, open the Google Photos app on your device or go to the Google Photos website. Next, use the search bar at the top of the screen to search for the photo by name, location or the date it was taken. If your photo appears in the search results, it means that the photo has been uploaded to Google and can be viewed and accessed by anyone with the link. Additionally, you can also check if a photo is on Google by using the “Backup & Sync” feature on your device, which allows you to automatically upload your photos to Google.

Google Photos Free Storage Ending

Good news for all the photo enthusiasts out there, Google Photos is a photo storage and sharing platform that has been providing free, unlimited storage for its users since its launch in 2015. However, Google has recently announced that it will be ending the free, unlimited storage policy and now limiting users to 15GB of free storage. This change will take effect on June 1st, 2021, so users have time to manage their photos and videos and make sure they don’t exceed the limit. But don’t worry, photos with a resolution of 16MP or less and videos with a resolution of 1080p or less will not count towards the storage limit. And, a new feature that allows users to archive their photos and videos to free up storage space has been introduced.

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