A smarter gallery by Google, with free unlimited photo and video storage.
- Current Version: Varies with device
- Updated: January 19, 2018
- 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. You can also now store, view, and share photos with motion.
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.
Share without sharing. Grant a trusted person access to some of your photos, like just the ones theyâre in.
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.
Cars and tech Published date: January 19, 2018
No I'm not some 11 year old, don't judge me by that title lol. Anyway this app is great, automatically backing up your photos for free and it makes these movies and animations randomly for you and they are pretty cool. You can make some yourself too, like take some burst photos of something happening then make it an animation ( basically a gif). You can also look up photos that have people in them, cats, dogs, etc... You can also look at photos that have a specific person in them Full Review
Raymond Dyne III Published date: January 19, 2018
This app really has changed my life and how I use/take pictures over the last few years. Thank you for helping keep track of all the wonderful moments in my son's life with little work on my part. I'd like to see an ability to backup motion photos from other devices besides the pixel. I has the S7 edge for over a year and have many wonderful motion photos not fully being utilized in this app. My only gripe! Full Review
Chaitanya Anand Published date: January 21, 2018
Unparalleled. If you are not using this and still using memory cards or additional storage or deleting old photos forever, then I am sorry but you are not utilising your smartphone to it's full potential. This is the holy grail of all apps. Just download this for once and dump all your photos here. It will do EVERYTHING for you. Full Review
Misty Bonham Published date: January 20, 2018
And this is one of the most amazing apps I've ever had and when you archive things you still have them yet you free up more space so you never really run out of space! I would recommend this to anyone and everyone if you don't have it please install it because it is awesome! That way your phone memory and your phone storage isn't taking up because it's sitting right there and all you have to do is open the app and you've got everything that you need right at your fingertips and you can download it back to your device if need be or do with it whatever you need to do from the app! 5 stars all around Full Review
Carlie McDonald Published date: January 20, 2018
I really like this app but I wish albums were better. They're just clunky overall and it would be nice to be able to customize them. Also, it would be so awesome if you could delete photos within the albums. I have large albums and in order for me to delete a picture permanently, I have to search through my extremely large collection of photos to find the ones I want to delete, even though I see them in the album and could just delete it from there if the option was available. Full Review
Daniel BÃ¤chtold Published date: January 20, 2018
Had to log out completely to make it stop bothering me about uploading all my pictures to gdrive. Would be nice if it included backup options to different cloud providers too (yes I get it's Google Photos, but for many Android phones, that's the default gallery app). No sorting options, no customization for the layout, editing options are rather basic. Also where are the release notes for updates? Full Review
Margaret O'Daniels Published date: January 19, 2018
I want to know what happened to the "update while charging" option. MY photos don't automatically update to Google photos anymore. I have a hard time remembering to open Google photos every day just to get my pictures backed up. I don't want to do it while roaming because it uses too much data. PLEASE HELP ME! Full Review
Sam Bartle Published date: January 19, 2018
Google Photos can't delete photos from SD card.. it asks for permission, I accept, and then it tells me it doesn't have permission I just granted. Support says delete with phones gallery app.. on a Nokia Photos IS the gallery app.. so I can't delete photos AT ALL. Useless. Still happens after 2 updates. Full Review
Lisa Webb Published date: January 20, 2018
Great part of the Google ecosystem. However, there's a glitch in sharing... When people share photos with me a notification appears on my phone, but opening the notification does not open those shared photos. Then, there's nowhere within the app to access photos that have been shared with you that you haven't yet added to your own library. This is a huge hurdle when trying to convert people to Google photos!!! Full Review
Brian Normant Published date: January 19, 2018
Google photos does not work correctly for all Google accounts. It does not recognize and group pets with people for me, but it does for my wife's phone. Also the people's faces it recognizes and groups together is less than what I see if I go to Google photos in chrome online on my PC. YMMV but for me it is not all that it promises to be. Full Review
Karen Holcomb Published date: January 21, 2018
Y'all, I found Google Photos yesterday, but I guess I've had it since 2013 because it already had lots of stuff in there from then til now. All original with zero duplicates. All were organized by date and time. I been working on my PC ever since, as I was already organizing my photo folders when I came across this app, and it looks SO much better. Go google! Still amazed. Finally finishing up getting everything moved over. Sooo happy with Google right now. 1/21/18-2nd top rated? Oughta be #1. Full Review
Nathan Derr Published date: January 21, 2018
Interface problematic. WHY IS THERE NO OPTION TO BATCH DOWNLOAD PHOTOS OR FULL ALBUMS..... COME ON. Organizing and moving photos to different albums, or between albums. moved photos still show up, no way of knowing whats moved already. Overall confusing, never worked out right for me. Full Review
Published date: January 20, 2018
It would be better if the albums were more accurate, the "people" in particular. I click on aunt Agnes and there I am at a kegger getting smashed with my friends its either a glitch in face recognition or someone in the Google pics Dept thinks their funny Full Review
Awais Shaikh Published date: January 19, 2018
Google photos have very excellent features including "Assistant" feature. There is one big problem. After syncing the whole folders which i selected on sync. The folders disappear and all the pictures mixed in between the all other synced pictures. So it is very difficult to find pictures. Is it possible that the pictures along with folder get sync so we may find them easily. Please assist me on this matter. Regards Awais Karachi Pakistan Full Review
Morgan Gilley Published date: January 21, 2018
Photos, you have been well to me. I have not had any problems with you, like ever. So.. I guess you can keep your 5 stars. BUT! TODAY YOU HAVE WRONGED ME. I had a very important video. It was in photos. I made sure it was backed up. It was backed up. I wanted to clear up space in my gallery so I deleted everything. So I delete everything in my gallery. I go to Photos to look at the video.. It's GONE. IT WAS BACKED UP!!! I look through trash. NOT THERE. IT WAS BACKED UP!!! Why!!!!! Why!!!!!!!!?!?!! I'm so upset. Photos... Just because I delete something in my gallery... Doesn't mean I want it deleted from Photos too.. Like... I thought that was your job... I even made sure it was backed up... (It was backed up) And my gallery doesn't have a trash bin either. There's no trace of existence of it anywhere. Photos, you wronged me today. FIN Full Review
NJ E Published date: January 18, 2018
Backup syncs on cell data even though it's disabled. Worked fine on at&t for years, but on Telcell in Mexico it uploads on cell data. Thanks for costing me $30 Google. -- Can't draw and get text on photos. So many resources spent on this app and no ability to annotate. What an inconvenience. Full Review
William Freeman Published date: January 21, 2018
When I first got my phone I loved the idea of this app but recently I have noticed that the "free up space" option won't work. I usually have this so I can keep my storage for other things but now I am having to delete photos I wanted to keep. I would highly recommend this app to other users but all I ask is that the creators fox this issue? Thanks William Full Review
Alexis Slimak Published date: January 20, 2018
I recommend using this if you're someone who doesn't like to erase photos out of their gallery. This app is my favorite thing, I don't even use the gallery that comes programmed into my phone anymore, plus I love that it makes animated videos and slideshows for me, very nice features in this app!!! Full Review
djklsjf jflkdsjfsd Published date: January 20, 2018
Serious privacy and access issues. F this app. This app uploaded and was syncing my photos without asking me at all. Then it locked me out from deleting albums on my own phone. Cost me two hours of my evening trying to figure out why i had no control over my photos and gallery. Full Review
Sam McCormack Published date: January 20, 2018
I had Google Photos set to back my photos when the device was charging, which was great to avoid killing my internet. HOWEVER, they decided to remove that option from the app because they obviously don't live in an area where the internet speeds are poor. Please have some compassion and reinstate the option! ð Note: if you update from a really old version of the app and have the setting enabled, you get to keep it. Unfortunately getting a new phone made this impossible. Full Review
Dhwani Mehta Published date: January 21, 2018
I love this App but recently the shared libraries feature is having problem of sending invitation. This problem is been faced by me and my many friends using different devices. Kindly resolve the issue ASAP. I want to give 5 Stars. Full Review
Madhavan Sridharan Published date: January 19, 2018
Post installing to latest 3.12.x on 1/19/2018, Google photos will not allow one to delete the local device videos when not signed into your Google account. This is the most horrible missed requirement. I don't want to sign in to photos app nor want to auto backup my photos to the cloud but still be able to delete photos and videos from my local device.. Why would Google want to force everyone to sign into the Google account and enable auto backup in order to delete contents from the device? Huh? No more testing a? Full Review
Colin Preston Published date: January 20, 2018
Difficult to fault this app given functionality, inbuilt editor pretty good, use Snapseed, which has additional tools. Good to see this accessible from within editor. Photoscan useful but overall give 4* as can't edit "date taken" from mobile have to go to iPad or Chrome browser. Also in UK can't search by people (legal reasons?) but you can in Amazon Prime photos. Full Review
Will Slade Published date: January 19, 2018
Getting better. Album organization is still a bit clunky. Also, remember Picasa? A program like that for organizing photos would be huge and much better than the current online format which is just adequate, but not amazing. Full Review
Hamza Arif Published date: January 20, 2018
Everything is good except the stabilization tool. When i tap on it, nothing happens and not even save option appears. I've searched everywhere, this is not device problem but app problem. Waiting to see if this works after your next updates. Full Review
Shaheer Khan Published date: January 18, 2018
The app may be a bit slow on older phones (more than a few years old) but on fairly newer phones, it's fairly decent and fairly fast. The UI issues it was initially plagued with are more streamlined. Pretty great app now. Full Review
Alexey Potapov Published date: January 20, 2018
Great app, almost perfect. One thing I'd like to see added is ability for invited people to add text messages to shared album. As it is others can add comments to images, but only the author can add text to the album itself. Full Review
Rishi Hora Published date: January 19, 2018
I used to never have enough space on my phone and the hassle of formatting SD cards and reloading photos was too much. Google photos solved that with cloud storage which could not be better! I can access the pictures and videos anywhere for free Full Review
Edis Djerlek Published date: January 21, 2018
Why the hell would you remove the option to back up while charging? This was the perfect solution to not drain any battery and preserve data. Ffs Google, why do you remove the things that make this app good. One star only. Full Review
Andy Diller Published date: January 19, 2018
The backup is not fixed. The settings don't appear to save and my phone has backed up while not on wi-fi, using up lots of data for no reason. Each time I go to the backup settings, nothing is saved from before, it's set to back up the original photos which use up my Drive space, and it is set up to backup while on wifi or cellular. It can't be changed. I uninstalled and reinstalled and now it seems as though it's backing up things, but I have many photos that still aren't backed up. I'm uninstalling until this gets fixed. Full Review
Chris Milton Published date: January 19, 2018
This app has made me the happiest dad in the world. After the recent update it brought back the motion to my old live photos of my daughter back when I had an iPhone 6s plus. Google has melted my heart. Full Review
Boon Breyne Published date: January 19, 2018
The assistant is a very clever and cool feature, the back-up makes me worry less and sharing stuff is super easy. So good. I found the sophisticated editor back at Google's own Snapseed app. Full Review
sue beeSue Published date: January 20, 2018
Easy to use. Love the assistant. Besides it used to be easy to mess up film, or even loose the photos years later but not now. As long as you remember your password Full Review
Tomi Published date: January 21, 2018
Excellent. It works as advertised , the photo editor could be better (can't find the function that woul blur a region of a photo), the backup system is just amazing ...the REDISCOVER THIS DAY and Photo Assistant are fabulous. They give out really good suggestions . I love it. Full Review
Bhupendra Sahu Published date: January 20, 2018
This app is very good. because of this, i do not have the storage problem for my photo. and with this help, i can withdraw my photo anytime. I want to say thank you GOOGLE for this app. This app given a great opportunity to take care of your memories in the life of everyone.. Full Review
Andrew G Published date: January 19, 2018
As it is pre-installed on my tablet and I cannot remove it (just like all the other Google junk) I thought I may as well use it except that it crashes every time I open it. Please, either fix it or allow me to uninstall it. Full Review
Gareth Thomas Published date: January 19, 2018
Works for me. I see a few people with issues, but for me it works; the people, pets and places appears to work well, together with the timeline. I use a secondary UI on my server for face recognition (qphoto) and it's not nearly as good. ( S7 user-uk) Full Review
John Sueno Published date: January 20, 2018
Amazing app, really enjoying it. It does makes movies and stylish photos itself and I don't how it does it but it's amazing. Only concern about privacy. I hope our pictures are secured Full Review
Paul Gray Published date: January 20, 2018
But lost features and dumbing down fetishistic mantra not good. Story feature nice, poof it is gone. Like my tracks was nice and fit is so lacking. Indeed if you photo this review it is identified as a dog. Full Review
Daniel Clutterbuck Published date: January 20, 2018
Great app, but PLEASE PLEASE bring back the sync while charging option, or even better, the ability to limit the backup speed as the app DESTROYS our internet when flooding our limited upload bandwidth whilst backing up Full Review