Google + Photos To Officially Shutdown Starting August 1st

Jul 21, 2015

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Tiffany Mueller is a photographer based in Hawi, Hawaii. You can follow her Twitter here and her personal life here.

Google + Photos To Officially Shutdown Starting August 1st

Jul 21, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer based in Hawi, Hawaii. You can follow her Twitter here and her personal life here.

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CaptureYou may recall the pandemonium that broke loose earlier this month when Google’s new photo service, Google Photos, shamefully tagged two black people as gorillas; However, that isn’t stopping Google from funneling new users into using the service. In a Google+ post made by the company, they informed the public they would be officially discontinuing their Google + Photos in hopes those users would migrate to the new Google Photos.

Google + Photos is scheduled to be taken down beginning August 1st with Android, with iOS and web versions to be discontinued shortly after. Google is encouraging users to make the switch ASAP, but notes that if they fail to do so before Google + Photos is no more, the users photos, videos, and albums will still be available to them via the new service.

Users of the new Google Photos are allowed unlimited service as long as they agree to keep their images to a maximum 16MP and videos to 1080p. You can also select the option which lets you store larger files, but with this option, your image and video files will count against your Google Drive storage quota.

You can read the announcement, here:


[ via Mashable ]

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