Google Photos

Google Photos

A smarter gallery by Google, with free unlimited photo and video storage.

Additional Information
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: June 15, 2017
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 1,000,000,000 - 5,000,000,000



Google Photos is a new photo gallery from Google, made for the way you take photos today. Your photos and videos will be automatically backed up and organized, so you can find and share them faster - and never run out of space on your phone.

Finally, a photos app that's as smart as you.

Back up unlimited photos and videos for free in High Quality. Access them from any device and - your photos are safe, secure, and private to you.

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.

Your photos are now searchable by the people, places and things in them - no tagging required.

Get automatically created movies, collages, animations, panoramas, and more from your photos. Or easily create them yourself.

Use the intuitive and powerful editing tools to enhance your photos and bring them to life. Adjust lighting, contrast, color, and vignette, or pick from 14 innovative photo filters to make your pictures look great in one tap.

Tell better stories, without the work. Automatically get a new album with just your best shots after an event or trip, then invite others to add their photos.

Don't waste data texting and emailing photos. Instantly share photos with any contact, email, or phone number, right from the app.

It's easier than ever to relive your memories. Get collages of photos you took a year ago on this day - perfect for #tbt.

View your photos and videos on your TV with Chromecast support.

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Face grouping is not available in all countries.


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  • Google Photos
    Samuel Jeanblanc Published date: June 21, 2017

    Best photo app out there, by far. Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Published date: June 22, 2017

    In short , this photo video storage app ... for 1 has FREE UNLIMITED photo and video storage.. AWSOME!!!😁 for 2 keeps as many if not by far more videos and pictures taken from any and all you android devices.. and for 3 , its very easy and simple to use for an app with such complexity.. so a meaningful great job. And hopefully more good works to come .. thanks Google 🙂😏😎 🙄 you are definitely Cool. Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Narshi Shukla Published date: June 16, 2017

    Very good app for organising and backing up photos but it is not detecting duplicate photos as my mi cloud account automatically downloads photos in full resolution and when space is low it automatically deletes full size image and when space is good it again download full size images but in google photos it backup up same image everything again and again. Fix this. Add features to identify duplicates and we should have folder there is only albums not folder in cloud storage its making me hard to organise my 15000 pictures. Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Published date: June 17, 2017

    It would've been a good app, but it has a huge flaw. It has unlimited storage for photos in "high quality", but in reality it's only 1600px on the long side. The app doesn't warn you about it. We upload photos to the cloud, free up space and real high quality is gone. All your photos now in 1600px. The app should warn about it! Full Review

  • Google Photos
    maans le roux Published date: June 21, 2017

    I have abt 200Gb of photos I would love to upload but heaps of them are older and will need me to edit exif data in bulk to correct dates and location, would be great if that was possible in Photos. Would also be great if Google images could use AI to read/identify txt in images to make it searchable. E.g name of a place or road sign. Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Chase Kochis Published date: June 21, 2017

    It is easy to use and has great features. For example, if you take a lot of pictures in one day google photos will automatically create a movie with those photos. Also, Google photos can keep an image without deleting it forever, so it frees up storage. Google photos is the most handy app for your phone. Please get it! -Chase k. Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Jan Mil Published date: June 21, 2017

    Really love it! I don't upload my photos much so I end up having so much pics on my device that I don't want to delete cause they're memories so it's such a big help that it gets backed up as long as there's wifi. 😍💘 I also love the random collages, animations, and movies. They make looking at past photos even more nostalgic! I rarely rate apps but I just have to for this one.. 💕 Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Melove Lynn Published date: June 21, 2017

    I hit auto save not realizing it would take EVERY photo I had on my devices and upload it to their free service. I thought it would just start from that point on. It took 8.8 GB of photos off my devices and uploaded them.. I now have NO high speed data left for the rest of the MONTH, because this app ATE IT ALL IN ONE DAY.. Uninstalling because I dont want to worry about taking photos and using all my data. Now its throttled to 1mbps. I also found that its upliaded my reciepts, business cards from contacts and scanned private documents that were not in my personal pjotos. Very irritating and I don't know what to do to reverse this mess. It will literally take DAYS to fix this mess. I wish I had never seen this app. Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Published date: June 21, 2017

    It qlways crashes when using on my phone, It worked fine for a whole 7 days and then kept crashing three seconds after opening. I am very angry scene I have removed all of my photos from my device. Note, the website version works just fine. UPDATE: the app works fine now and I have a lot more free space on my phone without a microSD card! ☺☺☺👍👍 Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Giorgio Pranzo Published date: June 21, 2017

    Good App on a mobile device, but it really needs a reliable Windows version to match features since the abandoned Picasa dev project. The sorting features work well. The auto collection output is very cool. But again, Google can't be trusted to keep development of it alive, so do you want to really trust all your hard work tagging and sorting your pictures only to have to do it again when they decide to do something else instead? Full Review

  • Google Photos
    R. Batinic Published date: June 21, 2017

    This app is out for so long and there is still no option to hide certain albums from showing. I really don't need to see every single album cover i have in my phone... Also a private folder would be a nice addition az well. Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Brian Lindenmeyer Published date: June 21, 2017

    When you share photos directly in hangouts, those pictures are out in a folder between your account and another. These albums are only visible on hangouts and via Web Picasa. It creates duplicate photos as a whole. Also, cannot delete these albums unless you get a Web Picasa app, or go to the web. Come'on Google. Focus. Get hangouts integration and Google Photos and Google Drive to be better. Stop wasting time on Google+ Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Millie Marsh Published date: June 21, 2017

    I love this app to bits. It sends me little presents every now again, like videos or cool collages made out of my photos. At first it was terrifying (it made a doggy video out of only pictures of my dog... How did it do that??) But so many of the things it sends me put a smile on my face. Never had an app do that before... <3 Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Google The Oppressor Published date: June 18, 2017

    Read the fine print very very carefully. By uploading your photos you would like wish control of whether or not Google gets to use them and any way shape or form they want to. If they use them in advertising you do not get paid like a professional a photographer period you lose all rights to the photos that you upload. Google the company that will do evil Full Review

  • Google Photos
    nhipkat Published date: June 22, 2017

    The "Free Up Space" option helps me save so much space on my phone without having to delete any photos or memories. The uploaded photos retain their qualities too. The option to share photos via this app is also awesome because the quality doesn't get reduced. Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Alyssa Tsuber Published date: June 20, 2017

    This app totally saved me I lost my phone and thank goodness they were all backed up every picture from my son's first birthday exclamation point Thank you Google photos!! Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Fahad Naqvi Published date: June 21, 2017

    Google Photos is backing up my camera photos (155) along with all the images I've download from the Facebook app (114).  In the G. Photos Options -> Device Folders is mixing the Camera + Facebook images under the Camera folder (making a total of 269 photos, when only 155 should be backup). There is a "Facebook" folder listed below but this one only contains the photos I've posted on Facebook comments Full Review

  • Google Photos
    NIghtstyles Published date: June 21, 2017

    Nice ago, backs up photos & videos. Option to conserve space by renoving pics from phone. Don't like option that deletes pic if you delete it fron online, messes with phone/tablet memory. Assistant feature is cool. Full Review

  • Google Photos
    That Dude Published date: June 16, 2017

    The face grouping is broken. I've been sending feedback for weeks. And I see many others are complaining about it. I have hundreds of faces that are not recognized. Face grouping does a better job at finding people in the background then the people that I'm actually taking pictures of. Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Stan Solis Published date: June 21, 2017

    I got unlimited storage because I bought a Google Tablet, which is awesome. I love the backup system. The editing software is good and getting better all the time. I like the assistant that " automagically" makes things for you to see and share. Everyone should use this app! Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Alyssa Schrader Published date: June 21, 2017

    I really like this, when I need or want a new phone or device like now my photos are always backed up here and are safe and available makes me happy I would definitely recommend this app to everyone Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Kaio Henrique Published date: June 20, 2017

    How come all my pictures are on my SD Card and Google Drive and yet this App is taking 800mb of my Memory Storage? It's starting again. I've cleaned the app and restarted it, but it keeps making copies os my pictures to its memory. Fix this, please. This app is supposed to help us not have a trashy storage. And the dark theme? Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Projectile Objects Published date: June 20, 2017

    This was working great until photo uploads slowed to a burning halt. My phone memory has space, I'm running the latest version, the photos are not that large, and my account has over 100GB free. It freezes uploads and I have to keep restarting it to move forwards. Not good. Full Review

  • Google Photos
    saul turner Published date: June 21, 2017

    Who cares what the critics think, make your Own Mind up my opinion is this an awesome app to use across multiple devices you will never lose a photo or any other image again, one of the best apps I have, nice one Google. Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Angel Jewell Published date: June 21, 2017

    This is great! I spend hours laughing and looking at all my pics from each day! Love the automatic animation and videos. Love the filters! Awesome Google!! Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Sokol Hazizi Published date: June 21, 2017

    This could be the ultimate backup and share photos app, but it isn't quite there yet. I would love the ability to tag people on people and therefore automatically share the picture with them. Waiting for it to became still a little smarter, cmon Google! Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Robert Warren Published date: June 21, 2017

    I love the assistant finding and grouping old photos. Way too many to manage myself now. Now they no longer just sit in the photo file. We actually look at them! Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Kyle Rose Published date: June 21, 2017

    So nice to have your photos backed up and organized by month or just however you set it. I love it . Sharing could be better also viewing the photo's or videos because If your outta high speed data it's super slow . Yep you ain't viewing all pics and definitely not watching any of your videos . Shouldn't take data to handle this , ort to be a way to just use phone sincronizing. Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Adam Powell Published date: June 19, 2017

    I like Google Photos, it's a nice way to organize and share photos. I love the Auto Awesome creations, and the automatic albums, and it is easy to create and share new albums. But I find myself jealous of friends using iPhoto, who can select a swath of photos and share them within iPhoto. I would like for my wife to have easy access to all of our home photos, so she can build an album using pictures from both of our accounts, and vice versa. And I suspect auto face tagging is coming... Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Published date: June 16, 2017

    This app is awesome if you take a lot of pictures and videos! It makes short animations of a special moment, or even a video of your pics from a trip or just a fun day! The assistant helps make those without even asking which is a fun surprise, or you can do it all yourself! Also fun collage layouts you can use any time you'd like! Full Review

  • Google Photos
    morgan mcconnell Published date: June 20, 2017

    I used to love this app. But now it deletes my pictures and videos. If I am looking through they will skip pictures in the grid. I have to click on them and I get a few more that didn't show up. The app deleted a video of my daughter crawling for the first time and pretty much my 6 other picture from that day. Please fix this issue Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Published date: June 21, 2017

    This app is great. It let me make a short movie for school and reminds me about events that took place in the past that I took pictures of. Also, this app puts pictures in albums for me. Love this app!!! 😁 Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Wendy Christensen Published date: June 18, 2017

    It's really cool that it creates new pictures on its own, as well as movies, panoramas and collages. However it is really creepy that knows your location from whatever photos you took and I can't figure out a way to turn the location off. Overall it's a good app. The only down side is that it's kind of like having a computer stalking you. Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Adam Harmon Published date: June 15, 2017

    It really slows down my eBay app when I take photos of item for sale. I really don't care to have these saved. I delete them in a few minutes anyways. If you have private photos you don't want visable to anyone, get an app lock or its all out there even if hidden or locked in gallery. Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Lone Stars Published date: June 22, 2017

    Le me Well it's a great app... till I realized it auto shares photos across apps. So I logged in on friends device and forgot to log off.... he found all my porn..... he won't let go of my taste of hentai Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Sourav Kumar Published date: June 21, 2017

    It is overall a good app but I want one more feature.option to add photos manually to people with Google can't add automatically Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Eric Peterson Published date: June 20, 2017

    There are a lot of good features in here, I can sense it. But it would be great to get beyond just "sensing" them and be able to use them. This really needs to be more intuitive in how it works. Granted, most Android apps have abysmal user interfaces but I would expect more from Google. Much more. And while you are polishing this up, please bring in some of the old Picasa features that seem to have gotten lost (e.g. sort pix in folders in chronological order). And some kind of hierarchy for folders is needed - organizing with one level of tree structure is challenging. Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Sean O'Sullivan Published date: June 18, 2017

    It would be pretty cool and seemingly simple to develop a map view for geolocated images. Particularly as Google has gotten surprisingly great at estimating where photos were taken even if they weren't paired with GPS data originally. I think this implementation would be better than a list of titled groupings which are likely neglected and left to search terms anyways. Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Tiara Bartlett Published date: June 19, 2017

    Its all good till somebody steals your phone and changes your password.. And you no longer have the phone or number so jt doesnt relate to the account .. Many of years of memories.. and after looking into it for several months of trying.. It says there is no way possible you can do a damn thing! Thank you.. Full Review

  • Google Photos
    Stephen Niple Published date: June 21, 2017

    So far I think it's great. I like the surprise videos GP does for me on occasion and that it automatically stores photos. Looking forward to more cool editing options but happy with what's already available too. I would recommend this app. Full Review