A smarter gallery by Google, with free unlimited photo and video storage.
- Current Version: Varies with device
- Updated: August 22, 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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Benjie Barzel Published date: August 20, 2017
A good app in principal but helishly buggy. Why does it take so long to load photos or edit them? It also freezes more than it should. I know it's not my phone because Samsung's native 'Gallery' app does an excellent job and is speedy and responsive handling the same photos. There's definitely room for improvement. Full Review
Keksimus Maximus Published date: August 18, 2017
5/10 Beautiful, simple and intuitive UI with lots of useful functions like action-triggering gestures (multiple selection, thumbnail size toggle, return to folder from viewer) instead of using buttons and menus. Serious drawback is app itself. Not able to delete pictures from SD card, forcing you to go to the file manager and delete it manually. App is terribly slow at loading device folders. Despite that, it's reliable and practical. Full Review
Nachor Alvarez Published date: August 20, 2017
I wouldn't be able to keep up with downloading and organizing all my pictures if it weren't for Google Photos. I am also lucky I have the Google Pixel XL, it has free storage at it's original quality as long as I took the photo or video with one. Basically unlimited storage for me being I love my phone dearly. I highly recommend it to all my friends and now I'll do the same for you. A definitive must have app. Full Review
Lynn Janus Published date: August 20, 2017
Mostly, it's great. But I can't draw on my photos. I take a lot of screenshots, circling something or adding an arrow should be an editing option. Google Keep lets me do it, but it's a pain to have to switch apps, draw, let it upload, then download when some apps only let you share what's on the device. Please add a drawing tool! Full Review
Tarun Bali Published date: August 18, 2017
What the hell is wrong with this app, being provided by Google, it's the worst. The photos don't load... It takes time as if the photos are being loaded online... The photos are in my device and not at some cloud, dumb app. Hell with this app, it comes pre installed in the new devices, I don't want it but it can't be un-installed. Shame on you, Google Photos Full Review
Published date: August 21, 2017
1) Get rid of confirmation dialog when deleting a single photo when clicking delete button. Can always undo it. Choosing delete option from menu or confirmation with mass-delete makes sense. 2) Do not auto sign-in. I don't want photos from online albums to show up neither I like pics to show up as albums. Option to sign-in is good tho. 3) Allow projecting photos and viewing as slideshow via Miracast on my HDTV. Full Review
Jason Lynch Published date: August 20, 2017
Give us back charging only backup. This new setup destroys my crappy 1Mb upload rate when there are 3 to 4 phones in our house trying to upload backups during the day. This was just a stupid move by Google. FIX IT! Full Review
Justin Maresh Published date: August 22, 2017
Does everything I want from a photo gallery app. Google keeps adding new features I didn't know I needed. Its usually on parity with the features iPhone users love. I've tried other gallery apps out of curiosity, but didn't see the point and return back to this stock gallery app. Full Review
Jonathan Gbedemah Published date: August 21, 2017
This app is perfection. The recreations this application makes are fantastic. Not to mention that it backs up all your photos so you never lose them! So many times I thought I lost pictures, but Google came to the rescue! Full Review
Published date: August 21, 2017
It is a terrible thing to run out of memory space just as you want to capture that special moment. With Google photos I have not needed to worry about this at all! Fantastic piece of mind- my photos and videos are saved, and I can keep on capturing more! I also like the way it makes albums for me based on dates and location. Brilliant! Full Review
Alquita Scruggs Published date: August 22, 2017
Awesome app that makes storing, searching & using my photos when I need them so easy. & no matter where I am, as long as I have Internet access, I can find photos based on location, date, even people with only a few key strokes. It also has an archive feature that helps you save storage space on your device by automatically identifying photos that are probably not useful.. This is the best photo app ever invented. Full Review
Kate Kelly Published date: August 19, 2017
Leave my photos alone! I don't want them put in your idea of albums. I don't want them stylized or resized or renamed or anything. I know what I want to do with them and I can do it all myself. Just stay out of my photos and anything to do with them. Don't keep nosing into what I m doing. Stop invading my privacy. Full Review
Anuj Garg Published date: August 21, 2017
Great app. Solved the years old problem of managing huge amount of pictures. Use of AI makes them categorised very effectively. Improvements: -Identify duplicate/ almost duplicate photos. -faces based sharing is only limited to one contact only. Full Review
Jerel Mercurio Published date: August 20, 2017
What's the point when you have large amounts of media you C ant even sort through? Achieving is useless. Spend months sorting it all to archive. Then start sorting into folders. They stay in archiving. That's the same as normal so no point. This is argreivating. It shouldn't be that hard to sort and make this all useful. Till then many jus sit and wait to be able to use it. Why's it taking several years for something so simple. Full Review
Jacki R Published date: August 20, 2017
Great for serial phone destroyers. Helps ensure you don't lose those precious photos. I have it automatically upload from my phone and I have all the photos I love in one place. Uploading is so fast and simple. I have a couple hundred pictures, if not more, and it's great! Full Review
Rudi Scholten Published date: August 20, 2017
Just amazing. It saved all my pictures because with out any attention I activated this app. Then when my phone fell in the water I thought all pictures are gone. Once I got new phone I was so surprised to see all pictures were still there. Also the way this app organise the pictures is just so helpful. Just perfect Full Review
Michael Linhart Published date: August 20, 2017
Reducing to two stars. Unable to set backup to happen only when plugged in. Can't understand why they removed this feature. I'm not interested in using my precious limited battery for backups or slowing down my phone after I take pictures. Why would anyone remove this feature? Crazy. My battery doesn't last that long. I don't need my pix backed up the very second I take the picture. I now have to turn off backup and then hope I remember to turn it back on when I charge my phone. Many times videos just say sending processing and never actually make it to destination. Full Review
Erica W Published date: August 20, 2017
The BEST app for syncing and backup your photos, videos and more! Never lose another picture, video or edited photo with unlimited storage space and auto backup. Delete ENTIRE gallery after backup to free up space and pics/vids can be downloaded back to your phone or other media devices. Full Review
Dibyakant Mishra Published date: August 19, 2017
Google, pics in the app now takes a 2-3 minutes time to load up. This is a serious lag in every case. May it be screenshots, camera, whatsapp and specified headers you name it. Liked this app a lot, now this delay in viewing a pic is ruining the charm of using this app. FYI, I have minimal storage and no issues with my phone. Fix it pal. Full Review
SonicAce Dave Published date: August 21, 2017
The latest update is so messed up. It's frequently crashing. It crashed 5-6 times in the last 2 mins prior to posting this review. I updated it thinking it would be more polished as in new, more and better features. This is not something which I expected. Full Review
Jasmin Joaquin Chiodo Published date: August 21, 2017
It's remember me my older photos and compare myself to a new me now how I look like and makes me smile. I love how organize the pictures to months, years and name of places where taken at. Thanks for this up. Full Review
Diana Skye Published date: August 21, 2017
Almost scary how well this app anticipates what you might want to do with a set of photos. Saves a lot of time making panoramas and travel albums, and I've just scratched the surface. Full Review
El Mustapha El Ouarsani Published date: August 19, 2017
Must Apha It would be great if you give more storage space, and give choices in setting to manage what to delete and from which device, maybe the photos or videos will be deleted by accident, Or by someone !. Or put a password confirm while deleting any. Full Review
Zakir Sayyed Published date: August 21, 2017
Excellent. I love the new version of the Google photos you also get free storage no need to be. Download other photos editor and waste your data every one have Google photos just update it Full Review
Jacqueline DuBay Published date: August 19, 2017
It's an AWESOME "Photo apo"! BUT, even THOUGH it LOOKS LIKE & SAYS "ALBUM", the app DOES NOT DO A GOOD JOB @ CREATING ONE OR ALLOWING YOU TO CREATE ONE Full Review
Zanetti Chua Published date: August 21, 2017
Still unable to move pictures properly from internal storage to SD Card. App will always crash, and pictures will remain in the folders when it has already been moved. An ongoing problem for months already. Full Review
Dane Richardson Published date: August 17, 2017
Latest update annihilated all of my pictures for the last month. All folders were set back to July. I checked in the system file manager and the photos are still in the folders on the SD card but are not in any of the menus of this app now. What is going on? The app updated. I locked my phone and noticed it rebooted and required my pin. Once back in I noticed the photos missing. Full Review
Kraig Huse Published date: August 18, 2017
Great ap, but a current big does not allow me to limit syncing to only happen during wifi, so it burned through 10 gb in a day. Now i am stuck with a huge bill. Please fix this google!!! Full Review
Robbie Martin Published date: August 18, 2017
I would give it a 5 star but the latest update I just did no longer allows me to crop my pictures. I take screenshots if I need just a certain part but need to crop out other areas and now can no longer do that. Full Review
JoÃ«l Charlebois Published date: August 21, 2017
One of Google's most effective and efficient applications just got better, more powerful, more intelligent; working for you. The assistant distributes cards in a Google Now fashion, the search features are very useful and make use of machine learning, recognising people, places, things. The bunch selecting and the ease in creating albums just sweeten the deal. A must-have on all your devices and computers! Full Review
John Szaszvari Published date: August 21, 2017
Love this app. Works very well and I have never once had a issue. The animations and videos it comes up with are amazing, but I wish it did it more frequently. Super happy overall. Full Review
wesley doremus Published date: August 21, 2017
Automatic backup regularly doesn't work until I open the app which starts the backup. I have sync without wifi on, yet I'll come back from a weekend, go to view my pics on the computer, and realize nothing has backed up since last Thursday. As soon as i open the app it starts backing up the last # photos. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Full Review
Bradley Sheets Published date: August 19, 2017
My biggest complaint and reason for 3 stars is that there isn't any way (or intuitive way I can find) to download pictures after they've been moved off of my device to online. It's cool that it backs up, but when I'm in another app that has its own picture selection tool, it only allows me to select stuff on the device. It's seriously a pain in the ass to open the Drive app (slow), find the picture, click download, reopen my other app (say Facebook messenger) and try again. Just to share a picture - it shouldn't be that difficult. Let me click a freaking picture on this app and click download to device. The only option I get is archive? Ffs you can put an online archive button but no download to device? Full Review
Pelva Kwok Published date: August 17, 2017
When I try to move some photos from device to SD card folder, this app will pop up "Photos has stopped" and shutdown immediate, but when I open this app again, it has copy my selected photos to SD card folder, however the photos in the device folder also keep these photos. It isn't "move", it's "copy"...... Please fix it. Full Review
Published date: August 18, 2017
Havent used any features except to store and send pics to other places but I ordered a google photo soft cover book to have some of my pet pictures in print It arrived earlier than expected affordable & I love it! Full Review
Paige M Published date: August 21, 2017
Would give it a 5, but the only problem I have with it is when I'm trying to share a photo that's not in my local gallery but is on photos it takes forever even on 4G LTE or my home wifi network and sometkmes doesn't even work at all (i.e. on Messenger) Full Review
theresa wirsching Published date: August 20, 2017
Love that I never have to worry about losing my photos if I lose my phone/device. Love how easy it is to share and add photos and albums with friends and family. Makes it so easy for mom and I to create photo albums of special occasions with photos from the both of us, and share it loved ones in a matter of minutes! Full Review
Ozzy Published date: August 20, 2017
The app is amazing and you can back up unlimited photos for free BUT when you try and use the free up space button it says there is no photo's to remove although I have about 100 that I want to free. Please fix this as it is something to do with the new update. Full Review
Franko Marot Published date: August 21, 2017
It truly surprises you with quite good stylized photos, movies, story books and animations made out of photos and videos that you would normally consider nothing special. Amazing! Full Review
JODY HEPBURN Published date: August 20, 2017
It awesome, it allows me to free up alot of storage from all the photos and videos i want to keep for long term enjoyment. And better yet it is synced to my google account ð so i can access it at anytime and its also very organized. Best app yet Full Review