A smarter gallery by Google, with free unlimited photo and video storage.
- Current Version: Varies with device
- Updated: July 20, 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.
FREE UNLIMITED STORAGE
Back up unlimited photos and videos for free in High Quality. Access them from any device and photos.google.com - your photos are safe, secure, and private to you.
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.
Your photos are now searchable by the people, places and things in them - no tagging required.
BRING PHOTOS TO LIFE
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.
SMART AUTOMATIC ALBUMS
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.
SEND PHOTOS IN SECONDS
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.
Shanna Wille Published date: July 19, 2017
Right now giving it a 1 star. My photos keep duplicating on the app but when looking on computer they aren't duplicated. If I delete one of the duplicates in the app it deletes the whole photo from the computer but leaves one on my app and the original device(my phone). I don't know what is happening! Full Review
Michael Linhart Published date: July 20, 2017
Reducing to two stars. Unable to set backup to happen only when plugged in. Can't understand why they removed this feature. I'm not interested in using my precious limited battery for backups or slowing down my phone after I take pictures. Why would anyone remove this feature? Crazy Full Review
Jacob Martinez Published date: July 19, 2017
It would be a little better if it was easier easier to navigate, create, and find things. I feel like there's always a "hoop" to jump through in order to find something. For example: When I share photos with my mom, all the photos I have ever shared with her should all be in spot (similar to how the camera photos are all in on spot). I mainly share photos with her when we're on vacation, but I'm only able to find the most recent photos I've shared with her, and not the ones from years, months or weeks past. (We vacation a lot). Full Review
David Gerbino Published date: July 19, 2017
Very powerful tool. Needs a tutorial on all the cool things it can do. My two favorite features are I can select what photo folders get backed up so I don't have to keep everything. Under the main menu I've used the Device Folders option to backup my Instagram folder but not my Twitter or Swarm folder. My other favorite feature is when my device runs low on storage it will prompt me to safely delete photos that have been backed up. This allows me to safely delete photos from my phone. Update: I'm really liking the new enhanced sharing features. Full Review
James Keetch Published date: July 20, 2017
Perfect. There is no better back up. I've used this from the beginning when it was google plus photos. People complaining of duplicates on their phone and not backing up etc are most definitely not reading the clear and simple instructions. Google have made a great effort not to take over your pics. Settings will need to be read through to ....you guessed it .... Set up your device to auto save etc. I use this on my phone and tablet. Only backing up when on charge. And via WiFi. This way I can delete any bad pics before I charge and they will back up when I go to bed in the evening. Full Review
Lindy Lou Published date: July 19, 2017
I love taking pics and looking at the lovely little surprises Google does with my pics. Thank you Google âºâ¤ Would like to swap some pics in collages etc that Google puts together. I'm sure it's possible but haven't quite worked that out yet..â¤ Full Review
Published date: July 19, 2017
This app was useful but whenever I tried to watch my videos it said it was processing. This was terrible because I could not retrieve my videos from my gallery so I lost them forever. Please respond and help me solve my problem google. Full Review
ValÃ©rie Aldi Published date: July 20, 2017
I love that all of my photo's are safe. in the app's cloud, Yet I haven't figured out how to take them from the "CLOUD" back to earth,so that I can photo shop them when I have the time.. Would love some helpð¦ as how to do this.. otherwise I would rate it a 5+.. Full Review
jean Kirshenbaum Published date: July 20, 2017
I hate this app. I can't access albums to attach photos to text messages. Albums create themselves. This is more cumbersome than any photo gallery I have ever used. I am having my previous phone, a Motorola turbo, repaired and returning my RAZR because of this app. Full Review
Everything Allison Published date: July 20, 2017
EXCELLENT APP!!! Google photos saved and backed up all my photos when my phone had broken recently. I also love the fact how it made an album about my trip in Orlando (location required). It also stylizes the photos using Assistant and the photos come out phenomenal!!! Full Review
David Bauer Published date: July 20, 2017
What the hell did you do to this app, Google? It is boned. It seems you tried to make the app smarter than its own good. If I take two screenshots of the same screen, it will only show me as one photo. Why? There is clearly two files with different file names on my phone. Now I have an extra file taking up space in my storage that Photos is not showing me. Also, let's say I download a photo from Chrome, delete that photo, and then download the same file again, after a while Photos will delete the file, all by itself, without any form of input from me! What?!? That is totally screwed! Full Review
Cody Wong Published date: July 20, 2017
For some bizarre reason, after this update all my photos are out of order... Again. The app just decides on different dates fory photos even though the phone has the correct time stamp. I just had this issue and just fixed it, after receiving 0 customer support from Google and after an update the issue is back again. If HTC wasn't forcing me to use this trash app I would've switched in a heartbeat. Full Review
Shantanu Patra Published date: July 20, 2017
It should be improved. As it's not so convenient., Its very tough to find a particular photo I am wanting. It's not organised as the Samsung gallery,.. hope soon the google photo will be updated to more convenient gallery & easy to use Full Review
me Published date: July 20, 2017
This app is awesome! Love the assistant feature and the unlimited storage. The way it generates mini movies, animations or collages is so cool. It does the memories feature better than Facebook and not only face recognition, but object and place recognition. And you can search by place, timeframe or so much more! Full Review
Brett LaGrow Published date: July 19, 2017
Over all it's great! Disappointed in the assistant. It makes VERY few suggestions and creations and I have lots of photos on it! Looking forward to improvements from this app. Full Review
ambreen Ali Published date: July 20, 2017
I keep on losing my backed up pictures. I've got 15gb storage buy yet I can't find any of the pictures I am looking for. All my albums created in my phone memory keep disappearing and I assume they are getting backed up. Upon search I can't find them in my Google photos Full Review
Jove Cana Published date: July 20, 2017
Great app for organizing, sorting, and sharing photos. The Assistant feature works really well and provides surprisingly good results. Decent video tools - geared for ease of use vs. comprehensive editing abjlity. However, the previous version had much better photo editing tools. The current version has only basic editing capability... Better off leaving the Google environment and editing in a third party app like Snapseed or Instagram. Full Review
cheryl turk Published date: July 19, 2017
I AM 73 YEARS OLD AND ALL OF THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY IS STRANGE FOR ME..THAT'S WHY I LOVE GOOGLE SAVING MY PHOTOS AND RANDOMLY POPPING UP AND SHOWING THEM TO ME..I REALLY LOVE THIS GOOGLE..ððððð Full Review
Elisa Sacco Published date: July 20, 2017
It is a very helpful app because it helps you to backup photos, clutter them and it can also do animations and sort photos in different styles. It is an amazing app! Full Review
mxwp derfman Published date: July 20, 2017
Photos account worth it for the free unlimited photo storage. Sorting options (none) and organization is the worst of any gallery type app. So between five and zero is three. EDIT: Latest update removes ability to view albums by recent activity. Full Review
Joe McAdam Published date: July 19, 2017
I love this app but now my photos are out of sync with my online pictures.. pictures all merged into wrong dates.. can anyone help? Full Review
Kris Mooney Published date: July 19, 2017
Was really hoping latest update would fix being able to adjust the background music of a movie I made in assistant. Keeps downloading up to 80% & reverting back to home page. Running latest nougat oxygen os Full Review
Jason Bigler Published date: July 19, 2017
Been playing around with the most recent version and it is pretty good! Like the update organization features! However, it could use some better built in editing since snapseed was acquired by Google. Shouldn't need both apps for that. Also the assistant doesn't seem to provide many "on this day" updates. Full Review
tmaria r Published date: July 20, 2017
I dont know what i would do without this app! It has saved my pictures coubtless times i thought i had lost great memories! Definitely recommend! Full Review
Alice Covarrubias Published date: July 19, 2017
I love to take beautiful pictures using my Galaxy S8 cell phone. Needs to have more functions. Bigger images, brighter and less blurry... Full Review
Autumn Fatale Published date: July 19, 2017
Best photo app ever. I love it that it backs everything up to my gmail account, I thought that I lost everything when my last phone died but when I logged into my accvount everything was saved. Easy to use and organized or edit your photos and videos. Simple interface. I like that the assistant gives me stylized copies of my photos. Full Review
Brittany Fisher Published date: July 19, 2017
Its okay I love the fact that it keeps for a long time cause I had a lot of photos I thought I lost but it was stored in my Google photo so its a great app to have but slow sometimes Full Review
LISA DIAZ Published date: July 20, 2017
I love GOOGLE photos because i dont always remember to save fotos n its a very vital thing for me right now to keep track...dated..located...n logged with which phones i used..i run out of storage often n i super love that this app backs it up n will stay backed up!! U will have to pay for extra storage which will save but not activated sav to check from other pc's or phones etc. . if u run out of storage...which is ok..chill...relaaaxxxxx....ur photos are still there until u can renew ur subscription of extra storage in which the fee is always a buck or 10 bucks depends on ur storage needs n wants.... Full Review
Published date: July 19, 2017
I love Google Photo app. stores all my photos + my vidios and movies. Also gave me additional 15 gigs storage FREE of charge !! Thank you Google for the bonus.. Full Review
Published date: July 21, 2017
I think it could be better like adding frames and filtersâºððððððððif you did that it would be awesome please and if you don't I will uninstall this appððð Full Review
Lps Cupcake Published date: July 20, 2017
I love this! it gives you free space and stuff but I have problems with it only one 1:it says can't free space sometimes Full Review
True Skeleton Clique Published date: July 19, 2017
It's awesome but major requirement: Need to have albums/folders in albums/folders like the camera roll in Windows phone, for example: School/My Class/ that's a folder in a folder. Everything else is perfect. Full Review
Sabin Heard Published date: July 20, 2017
Very efficient and works well. Also love the idea of cloud based storage, so I have unlimited storage and can access my photos from anywhere with ease. Full Review
Eric YW Tan Published date: July 19, 2017
Deleting photo is slow when i access the app from camera app directly. Each photo needs more than 3 seconds to load before i can delete it. Please help. Thanks. Full Review
Sam Y. Published date: July 19, 2017
What happened to the feature "view by most recent"? Why was it removed?! It was very useful when using albums & trying to sort by recently added in descending order. Full Review
Adam T Published date: July 20, 2017
It's not a bad app, but I'm used to the HTC Gallery app which was LOTS better! Can't hide albums on this, it's easy to use but it's not as capable as the HTC app was! Full Review
Shubham Yadav Published date: July 20, 2017
Sir unfortunately my photo has been deleted can you please restore it ..It has many important pic sir please restore it .I also spend money to restore that pic but sir please restore it Full Review
Richard Parker Published date: July 20, 2017
Honestly makes it so easy to create innovative, interactive, interesting memories. LOVE the assistant/AI . Recommended this to as many people that will listen to my rsnting. Do yourself a favour and try it! Full Review
PeYuPy Everywhere Published date: July 19, 2017
La aplicaciÃ³n es muy buena pero deberÃa ser mÃ¡s fÃ¡cil encontrar las fotos del dispositivo, si fuera asÃ la usarÃa de galerÃa por defecto. Full Review
Mehmet Emin ÃaÄÄ±l Published date: July 20, 2017
It crashes on HTC U11 really bad and I don't know why. My phone freezes like 8-10 minutes and I can't even reset the phone when it happens. Full Review