Google Photos is widely hailed as one of the company’s best products. After June 1, 2021, the platform lost a valuable feature in unlimited storage.

In other words, you can no longer back up all pictures and videos without a price. The users had the option to back up images in high quality in the Google Photos app for free.

However, Google decided to end the free storage, and initially, it offered 15 GB of free cloud storage for high-quality uploads; the rest will require a paid plan.

The major concern is that the 15 GB storage capacity is also used for Gmail, Google drive files and other product data. Google expects power users to upgrade to the ‘Google one storage plan’, which begins at $1.99 monthly for 100GB.

However, is it the right choice? Our article will consider why you should keep using Google Photos.

Powerful search features

One of the main reasons to keep using Google Photos is the powerful search functionality. The app offers a one-of-a-kind image recognition algorithm that is difficult to replicate.

You can practically search for anything, and the app will display an image from the library that might have the item that you searched.

If you search for a name, the results will contain the photos of that particular person. The search page offers a ‘your map’ section. It lets you point at a particular destination and display all the pictures captured at that spot.

Hence, the search feature will let you instantly find something specific that you are looking for, especially if you have a large collection.

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Integrated ‘Google lens’ functionality

Another significant reason to keep using Google Photos is the app’s integrated lens functionality.

Although it does have a separate app, the incorporated feature allows you to instantly copy texts from images, translate different languages on the go and much more.

The feature will let you select a particular word or complete sentence. Additionally, there is a choice to send the text to the computer directly.

However, you must be logged in with a similar Google account to pursue this feature.

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Cross-platform support

One thing that often worries users is that they might lose their precious data and pictures if they switch devices. A major reason to keep using Google Photos is its cross-platform support.

It is compatible with all the devices such as Android, web and iOS. You can even use it on android TV or similar devices.

Additionally, its interface is quite attractive, and you can easily download pictures on your PC and share it. The app also offers editing tools if they need some touching and fixing.

We have listed the top 3 reasons why you should keep using Google Photos even without unlimited free storage.

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