Get free unlimited cloud storage with Google Photos
Jesse Simms • February 19, 2016
Google Photos offers free unlimited storage for all your pictures and videos. Safe and secure in the cloud, your media is available on any Internet-accessible device, like your smartphone, tablet or any browser window at photos.google.com. Google Photos also offers shared folders, which makes sharing special moments with your family and friends easier than ever.
It does much more than just store and share your photos though – its search feature is so amazing it’s almost scary. After scanning all of your uploaded content and identifying objects within, Google categorizes your pictures by people, location and things. This intelligent algorithm can show you every picture with your face in it, for example, or every photo you ever took while on the beach.
While its pre-sorted categories are awesome, Google Photos’ search bar can discover more than you’d ever imagine. It can locate almost any object or setting within a photo and instantly show you relevant results. I tested a variety of terms like cat, sunny day, snow and food, and found success every time. Even searching for more obscure things like book and slide turned up a picture of my Game of Thrones novel and shots of my nephew at a playground.
You can upload all your older photos, too – Google Photos isn’t smartphone-specific. Just use the desktop uploader to keep all your memories safe forever, accessible from any Internet browser in just a quick second.
Take a closer look at all Google Photos has to offer in our video below.
What’s your favorite part of Google Photos? Let us know in the comments.