A smarter gallery by Google, with free unlimited photo and video storage.
- Current Version: Varies with device
- Updated: October 13, 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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Dumitru Doros Published date: October 17, 2017
One of the most amazing app I have ever used. Collages, gif animations are very easy to create. The videos which sometimes are done automatically by the app can be edited using a variety of design templates and songs. The album can be shared so you coud use the link and pass it to you family and friends without the necessity of up/dowloading the data. I found that sometimes the video maker crashes and there are some bugs when uploading the video to youtube directly but even with this its worth 5*. thank you Full Review
aldo flores Published date: October 14, 2017
I have been on "getting photos" since I activated this galaxy s8 plus. None of my pictures that I have taken or downloaded have been backed up. I have made sure the correct folders are marked,tried to clear cache, and uninstall updates as advised by the google help page. Made sure it is set to backup when charging and on wifi. Any help that proves fruitful appreciated. Edit: after all the above trouble, somehow the pictures started to upload. Don't know what happened really. Edit: now I have a Note 8 and still have the same issue. I have not had any resolution. Full Review
james s Published date: October 17, 2017
This is a great system for storing your photos. Plenty of cloud storage and easy to use. My only gripe is that it hammers your internet bandwidth when syncing to the cloud. Probably not so bad if you're on fibre but it totally kills my ADSL connection. I wish they'd put some kind of throttle on it. Other than that it's perfect. Full Review
Subhajit Chatterjee Published date: October 15, 2017
It's really a cool app. Few things like edit option, creating collage, saving edited file as a copy are really good feature. One good thing it is already connected to Google drive so backup is automatically taken. Many a times it offers some stylized photos. It is sometimes really good but sometimes it makes it black and white and doesn't give any opinion to change it as well. This is not good. Many a times it fails to locate and becomes bit difficult to contribute to Google maps. Overal it's really a good app from Google. Full Review
Peter C. Equality Frank Published date: October 16, 2017
One of the better photo management services out there but as someone who had thousands of pics, would be /*/HELPFUL/*/ if there were 8a duplicate search feature. Also bad pics that are deleted from camera within a minute or so of taking the pic are still auto-uploaded. Would be nice to have an easy way to move pics between albums, merge albums, etc -- needs better album management! Why do I need to create a new album for every day that I take a picture or add a graphic top a synchronized directory? ð³ Full Review
Jason Horton Published date: October 14, 2017
Edit 10/14/2017: Still love this app, but did you guys remove the option for the floating gallery button in the camera app? I can't seem to find the option anymore in settings. I LOVED that feature. Can we have it back please?? I love this app. It's so useful and so easy to use. When you are on your cell you want to get things done fast and easily. I like how it categorizes pics. I like how it recognizes faces and groups them. I like the interface. Also has good performance. I can't even think of anything bad about the app. A+! Full Review
Jodie Huffaker Published date: October 18, 2017
Bring back "backup while charging only" feature. I take so many photos or my kids. Many don't always turn out so I'd delete them on my phone before charging and only the good ones ended up on Google Photos. And those would be the ones I'd use for our family scrapbooks. Which was perfect. Now all of them end up on Google Photos and I have to go through and delete them on there too. Full Review
Howard Gannaway Published date: October 18, 2017
It's a great store for your photos but I actually like all the curated stuff from Assistant. On this day 7 years ago etc actually reminds you of things you may not have time to browse back through. Does anyone know how to tag people on pics?! Full Review
J R Wessonality Published date: October 13, 2017
It was already cool to go, I figured I'd never use 15 gigs. But I sure was dead wrong. Then - and I'm talking almost right then, because I don't think it was 3 days after that you got with it and gave us unlimited. Can't beat it, didn't even know that I needed it, you pretty damn chingon, big G...ððð¤ Full Review
Wilfred Zweverink Published date: October 15, 2017
It works nicely, with albums, free storage etc. But I still miss the old Picasa possibility to directly share a photo by linking to it on forums in a way it is instantly visible without linking, the so called deep linking. Now I still have to work with photobucket etc. Which makes things needlessly complicated. Please bring back direct deep linking. You'll jump straight to 5 stars in my book... Full Review
Kimberly Turner Published date: October 17, 2017
Love it, nice reminder of previous photos. Makes me smile every time I click on it. The stylized photos are fun! Great to locate by month and year. By far the best photo app and I have a few for comparison. Nice to know my shots arw ng backed up by Google!!! Recommend to everyone who listens.... Full Review
Lauren Chan Published date: October 16, 2017
Biggest pro: unlimited storage as a pixel owner. Whenever I hear people who run into storage issues and have to miss capturing the moment using the camera, I was very glad and grateful to have Google photos. The Google assistant constantly monitor and back up all photos from different apps aside from the camera app (e.g. Instagram, Facebook Messenger, WeChat), it also offer helpful suggestions to allow you to declutter, animate and tinker around with your photos right within the app. Best app ever! Full Review
Michael McElwain Published date: October 19, 2017
I cannot tell you how valuable this has been for me. I love that it backs up automatically when I connect to WiFi. I love that it has unlimited storage with quality high enough for most folks, obviously photo buffs won't like this. But unlimited backups is really hard not to love. It helps me with Tumblr as well with IFTTT. Google, I'm surprised you haven't taken over the world already, if you already haven't that is. Full Review
Darrell Sluis Published date: October 17, 2017
The search functionality is fantastic. I had to perform a special trick to get it to work in Europe though. The interface is simple generally speaking, but the assistant tab is overwhelming and confusing. I love the things that assistant does automatically, but I wish we could also trigger them manually. The myriad of editing options is amazing. Autoawesome seems to have gotten weaker over time, but it still does it's job well. I miss the drama filter that the old google + photos had, though. All in all, awesome functionality but somewhat awkward delivery. Full Review
nadelle arthur Published date: October 19, 2017
One key feature that would move this to 5 stars for me is to increase the functionality of the "create new" menu option. I need to be able to "create new" photo book, movie, collage from WITHIN my albums. (Or from within a search) Right now those features are nice but not very convenient to use in the ways I want to use them. Make it so I can easily search one of my people and quickly use that search to create a movie or photbook of photos for their birthday, for example. The way it's set up now, that's way to cumbersome to do without lots of extra steps. Full Review
Julien Cochard Published date: October 14, 2017
Excellent tool for basic organization, gathering and sharing of pics &vids. With so many devices able to take pics this provide a convenient platform. Would be nice to be able to edit the date of individual/several items at once, directly from the app. Also, it would be great to have some kind of filter in the "photos" tab, to see which ones are part of no album/which ones are part of given albums... would help finding the forgotten ones. Finally, a "back up" button would be very handy. When I download (unsorted) pictures from my SD card to my tablet google photos automatically backs up all of them, including the missed/messed up ones... so i end up having to find and clean these pics from my google pictures library... Full Review
Many Otters Published date: October 19, 2017
I long for android's old photo manager. Google photos is one of those badly designed Google apps. It just makes my life more difficult. My camera photos folder should display first, instead the default is the collection big all my photos. I can't customise this.The 60 day bin feature is stupid. When I delete photos they should just be deleted Full Review
Christopher Tilley Published date: October 15, 2017
Overall, I think this is the best free photo app on the planet, if not the universe. But I don't understand how it calculates number of photos to back up. I had 1,300 photos to upload from a recent trip. I left it on overnight to do its thing and when I woke up, 16 pictures left. 4-5 mins later, 243, few minutes later 357. Makes no sense at all. Full Review
diana boyadjyan Published date: October 13, 2017
Video folder missing Where is the video folder? I have to go through 3000 pics and videos to find the video i want! This upgrade is awful! Please bring the video folder back, otherwise i will uninstall. Thanks. Update: video folder is back, thanks a lot! Btw, it says i have free 2gb left so how is it works with unlimited storage? Full Review
Amanda Taylor Published date: October 19, 2017
I love that is I lose my phone or something happens to my phone I still have my photos. I lost a couple thousand pics one time that where meaningful to my family and I can't every get those back. But just so happens Google photos had a few ð so I back up my photos like every other day now. Thanks Google ðð Full Review
Kenny Fox Published date: October 14, 2017
Best photo management tool ever! The new features are always useful. Keep it up Google! Tell all your iPhone friends. This will solve their biggest problem. Tell the old people in your life and show them how to print books from the app too! Full Review
Alisha Baz-khan Published date: October 16, 2017
Great 5*app!! Secures all your memories with out limit and saves storage space off your phone. This app keeps your pics and vids well organised. If I loose my device or phone gets damaged my photos and videos are backed up by this amazing app. The advantages of this app are endless. Favourite feature is the unlimited storage and the animation of your pics . Well done google photos !! Full Review
Majid Nesar Published date: October 18, 2017
This is Soo amazing app, well organised and easy to use ... It outclasses any other gallery of photo apps ... Google has put in it a lot if amazing features ... It's loaded with so much fun that you can't miss out to use this app even for a day. But I would like to tell one thing that this app doesn't work that efficiently on a Samsung device because the Samsung GALLERY app keeps interfering with it and hence slows down it's performance. Samsungs gallery tries to dominate over this app .. but it can't .. Full Review
Michelle Peterson Published date: October 15, 2017
This is just plain ole" fun. With all the photos I've taken over the years , I can sort them out and create mini movies . This helps with the clutter and the shortage of space. I enjoy the music and would like to hear some drum music however. This is smart app. Google. Thanks, Michelle Full Review
Anuj Dangi Published date: October 16, 2017
I am having issues with backup. My photos have not backed up since June. It says "getting photos" or "xxx photos left to back up". But not a single photo has backed up since June. I've tried clearing data, clearing cache and everything possible still no help. I'm using One plus 3 if that helps. Please help!!!!! Full Review
Lokke Valverde Published date: October 19, 2017
The photos app was just what I needed to organize groups of pictures. I particularly enjoy getting the collages from the photos assistant. The assistant created a beautiful combination of video, pictures and chill music from a special day outting with my husband, it was beautiful. It felt like a gift given to us, almost as if we were seeing the day a whole new way. We truly love it! Thank you. Full Review
Katherine Published date: October 15, 2017
New review: still horrible, keep repeating upload same pics. I can't hide auto upload anymore. So I switch to manual upload for selected pics,but it's take an hour or forever to upload 5-6 pics. I cannot stop it. Have to reset the device. New update is horrendous. I have about 2500 photos in my phone since last year till now, but I already have uploaded 90% of them to clouds. So it's supposed to upload those 10% pics that haven't back up yet. But then the notifications said it gonna upload all 2500 pics in my phone again. What wrong with this update? That's gonna be huge data wasted and thousands of duplicate pictures. Also why this update remove only back up when charging. My phone drained so fast because this update. Full Review
Isaiah Qualls Published date: October 19, 2017
I use Google Photos on my first gen Pixel 5" and it is a delight. The only flaw is Google's Achilles's heel; the corporation is too bloated and bureaucratic to integrate with itself. The Pixel phones are a sign of change and I hope that someday soon this app will negotiate seamlessly between other Google Services like Keep and Glasses. Full Review
Jeremy Redmond Published date: October 20, 2017
I have been unable to delete photos without opening up the default gallery for who knows how long. Will increase score when issue is fixed. Update- still not fixed Update- new phone (HTC U11) no longer has the issue Full Review
ExSport CZ Published date: October 15, 2017
Great that SD card permissions were added but still not great. Backup should not upload photos/videos immediately but e.g. after connecting to charger. Now when on Wifi I shot some photos and want to delete bad ones immediately, it is not almost possible as app immediately uploads them so they are somehow locked so deletion is in app very slow and are shown also after deletion:( Full Review
Kenneth Contreras Published date: October 19, 2017
My entire life is stored on this app or in it's "cloud". I absloutely love the simplicity of the search function. You can search things like "dogs" and all dog related pictures will show up... flower, christmas tree, baby etc. You can also search by location if need be. This app is everything it needs to be, I love it and Google is well known so I am comfortable saving my entire lifes memories here as I know Google isn't going anywhere anytime soon. ;) Full Review
Grace Boulevard Published date: October 12, 2017
Great App! One of the best things Google ever did was the free space with the Pixel. I've got Google everything, so it sucked when they bailed out on "Google TV". Now I have a dud-smart TV. Anywho, photos is bomb tho! Full Review
Harrison York Published date: October 14, 2017
I'll be honest, the autonomy of it spooks me out a little. It recognizes my face in pictures, organizes my photo'd documents, assembles panoramas, animates photos, and kisses my wife goodnight. Pretty crazy the distant technology has come. Good job Google... But I'm watching you.. Full Review
Gem Bond-Valenzuela Published date: October 18, 2017
I LOVE the automatic things it does with your photos! It's always a nice little surprise, even if it ends up being something you don't want to keep. I like the interface for everything and it's very easy to use. Full Review
Colleen M-E Published date: October 15, 2017
I'm so happy to be using Google Photos. I wish I'd known if it a few years ago and backed up my iPhone library before my old computer broke down and I lost data. Good to know that will never happen again. Full Review
Govind Purohit Published date: October 13, 2017
Really an amazing app, loved every beauty of it. Wow!! But one thing is missing, sometimes organizing the photos in People category it makes mistake and it doesn't let user tell that who is it, it just lets you remove the photo from the same. Please add the manual organizing too, yes the auto organizing is great but still sometimes it makes mistake. Full Review
Shae Burson Published date: October 19, 2017
Best Photo App EVER! This app has been a lifesaver for me. I love capturing memories but my phone's memory is weak as hell. This app stores all my photos, organizes them and even creates collages. Lifesaver indeed! Full Review
Beatrice Wells Published date: October 18, 2017
A great app but I'm having some problems freeing uo space on my device; the app says that "there are no items to remove" even if i have photos from the day before backed up. This has been going on for about a month I think. Is there any way that I can fix it?? Full Review
G. Rodriguez Published date: October 13, 2017
I'm very disappointed with Google Photos. I need to be able to view only the photos I have uploaded into the cloud without the distraction of those I have not. Currently, they are mixed together and it is not very clear which ones are and are not in the cloud. I need to be able to delete photos from the cloud without deleting the originals on my phone. And I need to be able to exclude folders from the automatic search not just the automatic backup. It's an important privacy issue. Please fix these. Full Review
Camille Dutton Published date: October 19, 2017
I loved this app for the reason of never loosing any pictures.. Until my phone died. And then it was like I was loosing my pictures daily. The ones that did go to the clouds were not in albums like on my phone and most weren't there. Found out that at some point they quit going to the cloud but it never showed that it wasn't. Took me months to gather all the pictures I took months to get what pictures I could together and stored on DVD. Not sure if Google or phone. Full Review