A smarter gallery by Google, with free unlimited photo and video storage.
- Current Version: Varies with device
- Updated: June 26, 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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Face grouping is not available in all countries.
Hieu Tran Published date: June 26, 2017
Awesome! Full Review
Samuel Jeanblanc Published date: June 21, 2017
Best photo app out there, by far. Full Review
Published date: June 26, 2017
By far the best photo app I've came across. So simple to use and nicely organised, exactly what I was looking for. It's great to be able to view your photo's and videos across all devices (even offline - on mobile only). You can put your pics or videos in a folder and arrange in any way you want (oldest/newest/recently added/custom (drag and drop to rearrange) - EDIT see update below -, add text within folder view. It even recognises what's in a picture and automatically categorises them. You can even search for a photo by just remembering something that's in the photo eg. dog, bridges, beaches, mountains, waterfalls etc. This app is so cool - trust me UPDATE: can't manually rearrange my photos in my albums on phone app anymore only on desktop. Please bring this back on the phone app!!! Full Review
David Johnson Published date: June 20, 2017
I really do love this app and I find that impressive because I hate photo albums. It makes photo keeping and use SO easy because it automatically uploads all my photos behind the scenes to the cloud and then I can organize them into albums to use on any device. It also automatically does some cool and strange styling tweaks and video collages you can view and keep or just ignore. That's more fun than it sounds :). Overall excellent and would recommend to anyone. Full Review
Narshi Shukla Published date: June 16, 2017
Very good app for organising and backing up photos but it is not detecting duplicate photos as my mi cloud account automatically downloads photos in full resolution and when space is low it automatically deletes full size image and when space is good it again download full size images but in google photos it backup up same image everything again and again. Fix this. Add features to identify duplicates and we should have folder there is only albums not folder in cloud storage its making me hard to organise my 15000 pictures. Full Review
Published date: June 17, 2017
It would've been a good app, but it has a huge flaw. It has unlimited storage for photos in "high quality", but in reality it's only 1600px on the long side. The app doesn't warn you about it. We upload photos to the cloud, free up space and real high quality is gone. All your photos now in 1600px. The app should warn about it! Full Review
Leandra McGregor Published date: June 24, 2017
This app is easy to use. Plus if you choose to upload your photos in high quality you can upload as many pictures as you want in high quality without taking up any cloud storage! The high quality is great! I can barely tell the difference between the original quality and the high quality. You can set it up to automatically backup your photos, videos, gifs, etc over WiFi and cellular data. It's worry-free knowing that my pictures are automatically backing up on WiFi so if I accidentally delete an important picture on my phone, or if the picture was on my old phone, I just go to my Google Photos app and look for it. Plus you can name pictures so they become easier to search for. Full Review
Alicia m Published date: June 24, 2017
I love how easy this app makes organizing pictures taken at various events. Part of my job is to photograph events I help lead, and sometimes my phone is closer than my cameras. I used to have trouble finding pics on my phone and submitting them with other pictures from events. But the Assistant tab in google photos lets me make albums for each event and then share them with my work email. Photos also go to my google drive, although I cannot find the albums there (which would be a nice addition to the app). The app also suggests edits for your photos, albums based on locations, and reminds you of past events; sometimes I enjoy this feature, but usually I prefer my own albums and edits. Full Review
martin renteria Published date: June 24, 2017
I never knew how amazing this app is until I started taking pictures at Disneyland. Not only did the pics/videos come out in hi-def but with the unlimited upload feature I backed up 150+ pics/vids. The assistant gave me pictures/gifs/movies that I didn't even know I had making my collection of memories even better! I highly recommend this app, especially if you're a Google pixel user! Full Review
blayne gower Published date: June 23, 2017
I hate taking photos and organizing them. This app makes it easy and dare I say it fun. Aside from the extremely generous unlimited photo storage the app itself just works and even makes novel suggestions about photo albums and the like. Is there something better? I don't know maybe, but this is free and is great for the novice/amateur photographer. Full Review
Richard Elkins Published date: June 26, 2017
Free, unlimited storage. I have no issues with that. This app is perfect for my entire family. Sharing photos is simple and comparable with every system I've seen. I'm an in-home tech specialist and I would never recommend anything else to my clients. Yet another great application from Google. Full Review
Joey Sackett Published date: June 24, 2017
It is missing some of the features the older version had. For example when selecting multiple pics, it no longer has the preview option before selecting the next pic. Also, when I upload from another camera, it always counts against my Google Drive space even though I have the setting to the high quality unlimited setting. Full Review
Dylan Cahill Published date: June 22, 2017
I love how simple it is to use, and it's a great backup tool. Once backed up, I can access photos and videos on my PC and other devices. Assistant is also a cool feature and I love seeing the animations and panoramas it comes up with. Makes sharing photos and collaborative albums a breeze, sort your photos via facial recognition, place, time, visual content. Great utility. Full Review
Grant Meinerding Published date: June 20, 2017
Love absolutely everything about this app. I am on a galaxy s4, so I'm stuck stock Samsung gallery app. Photos is exactly what you would expect from Google : clean, useful, and just plain amazing. Would give 5 stars if it included support for Chromecast but I'm sure the devs will get to that quickly. Full Review
Published date: June 16, 2017
This app is awesome if you take a lot of pictures and videos! It makes short animations of a special moment, or even a video of your pics from a trip or just a fun day! The assistant helps make those without even asking which is a fun surprise, or you can do it all yourself! Also fun collage layouts you can use any time you'd like! Full Review
Kyon Prydeful Published date: June 25, 2017
Garbage. What happened to being able to drag and drop to reorder pictures inside an album? If there is a way, then I can't find it on your "friendly" UI. Total trash, I will just stick to using my flippin' computer instead of this. I hate that it's a standard installation for my phone. EDIT: Found out the only way I can drag and drop pics to reorder them is to create an album on your freaking servers! Wth! I should have the same function to organize the stuff on my device without using your servers and your "free" space. Screw this, I'm not gonna be another sheep mindlessly putting who knows what onto your servers. Don't trust clouds. I'm done with this app, goodbye. Full Review
DB Cooper Published date: June 26, 2017
Incredibly poor app. By default (and not changeable) this app backs up photos you don't want backed up. On top that after signing on you can't delete your account. Should you delete your account photos in an attempt to get your photos off of "goggle photos" be careful as should you later install the app again it will delete your orginals on your device. Amazingly ignorant application that's goal is apparently to hold you hostage. On the other hand, if you don't mind that you have no control over your account and are comfortable with the real possibility that your photos may well be deleted by Google your in luck! Full Review
lucia pietroniro Published date: June 16, 2017
The assistant always surprises by transforming the still photos I snap into works of art. I love the end results. The movies are cool, usually. I wonder, is there a way to edit one or two frames out once it's created? Regardless, thank you Google. Full Review
Nan Babcock Published date: June 22, 2017
This app is wonderful on my phone and tablet. Don't know what I would do without it. Not five stars because on my laptop it's impossible to control the scrolling. It jumps. Does this have something to do with my screen resolution? Is there a way to fix it? Full Review
Kevin Bird Published date: June 24, 2017
How can anyone critise this app. Its the best photo app out there. It's great at everything that it does. One of my favourite apps and even have it on my wife's I pad.. Bet Apple wish they could design something this good but if they did they would no doubt charge the earth. Full Review
Lori A. Thurman Published date: June 25, 2017
Not a fan... have the Pixel XL and I use Textra as my messaging app...pics I receive don't show up even though I've indicated they be saved. Also photos all over the place on my Google drive. No longer using the backup to drive feature, rather I'm backing up to Dropbox for simplified organization. Where are the pics I receive and why aren't they showing up? Gonna try a different photos app... Love Google, disappointed in this app. Full Review
Merea Osthagen Published date: June 22, 2017
Easy to use, lots of options for editing and tons of helpful links if you get stuck on something. The automatic collages and animations are just a bonus. Thank u Google Photos for everything! Full Review
Adam Klassen Published date: June 16, 2017
I recommend this app highly. Not for its photo editing skills but for its multi device sync and quirky automatic creations. I even use it to watch videos through my Chromecast from my phone that I have downloaded. Little bit buggy but the best free solution for most file types. Full Review
Reza Evol Published date: June 22, 2017
This app is the best app ever! As a photographer to have free storage and organization like this app has is amazing. I can recall a certain event or place and just search it and all those photos show up in search. Wanna see a certain someone I just search them and all my photos of them show up. 10/10 fav photo app. Full Review
Connor Etsitty Published date: June 25, 2017
It's awesomely average. Just like how I can keep m'pics in order. I cannot tell you spittle about the filtets, frames, and other yaddas. But I really appreciate the auto-create pano' and the reminder that other shiz was auto-created. I will resume use Full Review
Diana Rules Published date: June 24, 2017
The best thing everrrrrr. The assistant is pretty nifty. Love how u can search your photos by What's in the photo, instead of the name of the file. Makes it very efficient. Love how i can backup my photos and open them from any device. Full Review
sai sreekantt Published date: June 23, 2017
Congrats for 1 billion installs.... This app always makes me smile whherever i am.... Just scrolling through this unified app witb unlimited storage for all my pics makes me dive into my memories... Wherever i am... Hats off google and thanx a lot for this...continue d gud work Full Review
somanath shahapurkar Published date: June 26, 2017
Everything is good as of now, please make available of video and pics editing options or background music editing option easily and also custom editing can be offline. Though I loved it bcos it is making movies and albums on some events or on locations wize, thats great....thanks Full Review
Konrad Mueller Published date: June 24, 2017
Absolute trash. Takes AGES (10 to 15 seconds of loading and reloading) to view pictures taken from your camera if you store them on microSD, while every other gallery app can view them instantly. Which would be fine if Google didn't force you to use Google photos to access the pictures from within your camera. Google, please allow us to use whatever gallery app we want to view the photos from within the camera app instead of using your achingly slow app. K thanks. Full Review
nhipkat Published date: June 22, 2017
The "Free Up Space" option helps me save so much space on my phone without having to delete any photos or memories. The uploaded photos retain their qualities too. The option to share photos via this app is also awesome because the quality doesn't get reduced. Full Review
Aaron Lundy Published date: June 22, 2017
I love this app, as an andriod user my devices are always saying im low on storage, with this app it safely stores all my pictures, and frees up space. I also love how makes movies and other things with your pictures. Great app!!! Highly recommended. ð Full Review
That Dude Published date: June 16, 2017
The face grouping is broken. I've been sending feedback for weeks. And I see many others are complaining about it. I have hundreds of faces that are not recognized. Face grouping does a better job at finding people in the background then the people that I'm actually taking pictures of. Full Review
Dags Vic Published date: June 18, 2017
Massive pain that i sort an album so the latest shows at top but when i exit and re-enter the sorting has been lost. FIX THIS -- Also I want to save a couple pics to my tablet or phone but i cant find that option. WHY NOT.. Fix and the stars will go up!! EDIT: ok so I found the workaround eventually to sort the album's but needs to be done from desktop. Stupid.. Now I find out that we are limited to 2,000 photos per album. Also within a folder u can't pinch zoom to see more/less photos.. Bloody annoying.. FIX THESE AND I'LL BE ALOT HAPPIER Full Review
Chris Grosvenor Published date: June 19, 2017
It's nice to not have to worry about my photos going missing if something ever happens to my phone (knock on wood). And device switching is so easy now. The big thing is how easy it is to search for photos. Must have app/service whether you are on Android or iOS Full Review
Tim McCormick Published date: June 24, 2017
Persistent external storage permission issues. Why does a Google app, pre-installed as system, lack the ability to delete photos stored on the SD card? For that matter, why does a photo management app have any problems with managing photos??? There are so many things that Google gets right with this app, sadly basic file management is not one of them. Google's overly complicated photo management and SD card permission hurdles on many handsets is the persistent black eye that Google Photos wears. Full Review
A Wells Published date: June 25, 2017
In this day and age I don't thinkI could do Life workout Google photos. Best porta app. I take more pics now than ever and my phone is a daily, necessary tool. I LOVE GOOGLE PHOTOS ! Back them up then go !!! Full Review
Matt Spicer Published date: June 16, 2017
Have over 10 years worth of family photos (over 30,000) on Google Photos. The app pulls the photos off your pc hard drive and phone and makes them searchable, accessible and shareable to who you want and when you want. It backs them all up and doesn't cost you a dime. Not a bad deal. Actually the best app imho. Full Review
Ian Law Published date: June 24, 2017
I really like this app when using a fast Internet connection but as I am currently travelling through parts of the world that this is not always possible I'd love to have the ability to transfer all my photos from a separate camera. I have also found since changing phone that any photos I upload from a separate camera now create a second file once edited, photos from the phone do not and have the ability to undo all edits at any time. This is extremely frustrating, I've tried varies ways of uploading the camera pics and they all now do this, which is slow and wastes a lot of data. Please advise how to rectify this. Full Review
Pragya Singh Published date: June 25, 2017
1st issue : It's just so frustrating that I can not download the picture through this application once I upload it on cloud What's the use of the app if I can not just download my own picture wherever whenever I wan't 2nd issue : during uploading it said upload pictures in compress form it won't affect the quality of your picture. Now, that I lost all my pictures and went back to this cloud to download my photos what I saw .... all my pictures were blurred and they all were taken in such a high quality Please fix this 2 issues. I expected a better experience with Google Which I am not getting Full Review
saikat roy Published date: June 26, 2017
Team Google, please provide some fix, after my HTC desire 820 received marshmallow update, the Google Photos app stopped working and it crashes on opening leaving a message "unfortunately google photos has stopped". This problem is going on for a really long time and none of your updates has worked so far. Kindly cook up with some effective fix! Full Review