Google Photos is ending unlimited free storage next week. Here’s what to know

Google Photos will end its unlimited free storage policy for photos and videos next week. After June 1, any new photos and videos you upload will count toward the free 15GB of storage that comes with every Google account. But don’t worry: Any photos or videos you’ve uploaded before that day won’t be part of the cap. And Google has added a new free tool to help you manage your storage quota.

The move, first announced in November, is meant to encourage people to sign up for Google’s storage subscription service, Google One. Google One plans start at $2 a month in the US for 100GB of storage and other features, like Google Store discounts.

Google Play Music Data Will Be Deleted on February 24: Here’s How to Transfer to YouTube Music

Google Play Music has shut down, but it is still possible to download the library or transfer to YouTube Music. The music-streaming platform officially stopped working for users in December 2020. According to a report by 9to5Google, users have until February 24, 2021, to download, transfer, or delete their data from Google Play Music, after which it will all be wiped out. Google is urging users to transfer to its other music streaming service YouTube Music before the aforementioned date.

Google has started emailing users to inform them that all of their Google Play Music data will be deleted on February 24, 2021, as per the 9to5Google report. This data includes the music library with uploads, purchases, and anything that has been purchased from Google Play Music. The data will be deleted on February 24 and there will be no way to recover it.

Users can visit music.google.com or the Android or iOS app to see a Transfer to YouTube prompt. They will be redirected to YouTube Music, where the transfer will take place. The transfer includes playlists, songs, albums, likes, upload purchases, and billing information.