A smarter gallery by Google, with free unlimited photo and video storage.
- Current Version: Varies with device
- Updated: February 16, 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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Clem S Published date: February 17, 2018
No rival. The one and only. Full Review
Steve Hazell Published date: February 17, 2018
Just auto uploaded all my phone and desktop pics going back years which seems to be great. However after using for a while the app is taking up 580Mb of data storage on my phone. I've cleared the cache and emptied the deleted photos from the app, but still takes 580Mb, not too clever considering it is supposed to store everything in the cloud. Only 3 stars until this is fixed. Full Review
eric zajac Published date: February 17, 2018
I didn't know I had this app pre-installed on my phone until one day just recently I got a notification on my phone that I had a new movie available. I clicked on it because I had no idea what it was about and I was blown away by the movie clips it put together. I had a 90-second movie showing my kids from about the past 2 years, sound from the clips (love hearing their voices from way back), and music in the background! It made me tear up while I sat in my office at work. Made my day. I still watch the same movie about 3 times a day. Lol. I showed the movie to everyone I know. Truly an amazing app. I love it! Full Review
Carlie McDonald Published date: February 17, 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. It would also be nice to see info on what the updates are for. Full Review
Nazeer Hussain Fakeer Mohamed Published date: February 18, 2018
Google Photos is a wonderful photo organiser app. Using it on my Pixel 2 XL and loving it. Auto backup option is very useful feature which helps free up space from your phone storage. If you have Google's PhotoScan and Snapseed Apps installed in your phone, you can launch them right from the Photos app. Also, you have the options to crop and add various effects to your photos. Full Review
Alex Smith Published date: February 16, 2018
Fantastic app for auto-uploading w *unlimited storage space* as long as you allow them to downgrade to manageable size. You can pay for enough space for storing "original size" images as well, if you are one for printing your images up on large formats. Current ISSUE I would like fixed: since getting a Note 8, the app seems like it will not auto-upload unless I manually open the app to 'wake it.' I think the Note 8's settings are putting the app into a sleep made to reduce background resources - maybe upload bandwidth, or just CPU and RAM usage? I am not sure of the precise actions to put it back to 'normal.' I do not mind if the app is ready to upload as soon as I hit wifi & a charger at the same time. Otherwise this app is wonderful! Full Review
Philip Roney Published date: February 15, 2018
Finally, way to go Google ! Finally you addressed my only concern. Not having enough space,and having to buy space. I was lucky and didn't have to buy space, but I was close to having too! You took that concern away with unlimited space. Thank you! What I love about it is all the cool things u can do like animation and movie's! It sounds like I have more things to try out with my pictures and videos. Cool! Full Review
Megan Lawrence Published date: February 20, 2018
Of everything, I love the universal access of this app the most. You can share with friends and family regardless of their device (unlike Apple photo stream). One functionality request - can captions be easier to see on the mobile app? Having to use comments is a work around but annoying for those who get notifications. Full Review
Lissa Blackwelder Published date: February 20, 2018
Over the past 6 years I have had 3 devices stolen and broken 2 devices. Thanks to Google photos, I still have access to all of my photos and video that were on those devices, whether my photos are stored in the device or on SD card as long as I keep the same email address when I switch devices I will always be able to share and restore my precious memories and with unlimited back up storage, I do mean ALWAYS! Full Review
Matthew Zulumovski Published date: February 20, 2018
Its a good app, and I love the ability to save photos off your device, but I want to use it as my main gallery, and it would be good to be able to customise a bit more. Get rid of tabs and things it is showing that I don't want, and also change the tab that the app opens up to on book. Would much prefer to open to albums than just a barrage of all my photos, and organised people could probably agree. Full Review
Mizuki Nomura Published date: February 18, 2018
My all time favorite app! I install it on all my devices. Love that it's free and it helps you declutter your phone of pics and vids you already have backed up easily and quickly. Only thing I trust with my photos. Free unlimited space. Amazing to be able to have all pics in one place Full Review
Paul Harris Published date: February 15, 2018
I'm an old school user and most of the 'bells and whistles' are wasted on me. Would like a simple file/folder view with labels. Also really annoyed I get a notification about backing up every new folder I have that contains a picture. STOP monitoring my entire storage. I just want to back up my dcim folder and nothing else. Stop bugging me. Full Review
Christopher James Rawn Published date: February 21, 2018
Of all the apps I have ever used, Google Photos has by far been the most useful and the app I've come to rely on year after year. If it weren't for Google Photos I would not have been able to hold on to the innumerable photos, screenshots, or videos that I would have otherwise lost on account of how many phones I've unfortunately had stolen off me or occasionally lost of my accord. So ya, for that - i'd say Google has definitely earned at least 5 stars. Oh and to those who develope and maintain this app.... thank you ð Full Review
RANI BODKE Published date: February 20, 2018
I liked this app. All the memories are rediscovered. The reason I gave 3 star is because their are so many good things google photo has given in the app & i would love to share them with the family & friends through whatsapp or Facebook. But the problem is.... It shares the link & not the direct photo ir animation. Please solve the issue. Then 5***** from me. Thanks Full Review
Dorothy Johnson Published date: February 15, 2018
Like that most of my photos are synced to my device. This app stores all my memories, also for any changes to all photos, collage (needs improvement for putting together) while these photos are used, I would prefer the collage, then put together in as a video. This is the only thing about the app I Don't approve of. As for Editing them is an issue, also. Otherwise, I do (approve the photos app) Could you please have Music available for these. That would be nice. The app could use and needs different styles of music to be offered for these videos. Is there a way to add our own music to them? This fix would be a Huge plus. Also video with so much more. Thank You! I enjoy using it while your improving to Be better. Google photos has many options to choose from with 15 GB FREE storage! I did remove the Old storage. All cleared up. (BTW, I am smarter than the app) ð Full Review
Published date: February 15, 2018
Hung on to Windows Phone for ages after they stopped supporting the OS simply because of the photos app. There was nothing that even came close. Finally Google have (nearly) caught up and almost as good as the WP version. All they need now is PC software to compliment rather than having to use the web based version. Full Review
Kate Freeman Published date: February 18, 2018
nothing is backing up, and I've tried everything. about 15 photos have been backed up over the last 20 hours. it only works while the screen is on, with the app open. that might work for a few photos at a time, but not for me. I'm really annoyed Full Review
Manit Singh Published date: February 14, 2018
Needs improvement in sorting. App crashes while scrolling. Try to edit a video or photo that is large in size and you discard the changes. Many times it just hangs on loading back. Required to close out the app. Edit:pinch to zoom doesn't even work. Can you folks fix the multi-touch Full Review
Chris Taylor Published date: February 16, 2018
This app is great. Does all that it says it will do. Only problem I have noticed, is that sometimes some of the older images have turned into gray thumbnails. And when you click on the gray thumbnail, no image opens up. When this issue is fixed, will give five stars! Full Review
Naz Miah Published date: February 16, 2018
Awesome app. However can I suggest a dedicated 'On This Day' option to quickly see photos and videos taken in the past? Right now I have to manually enter the date on the search bar for it.. and the automated 'on this day' feature hardly shows up. Full Review
NJ E Published date: February 16, 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. -- Adds location to media. Why is there no option to force the app to not do that? -- 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
Published date: February 18, 2018
Great app with various cool assistance and variety to photo's and videos, I love the app in general. However there is one small problem, which is when you sync photos from a Mac/laptop to the Google Pixel 2 XL, some of the photos appear in the wrong date. Full Review
David J Published date: February 21, 2018
There is a problem is the latest version uploading individual photos, manually. I can only accomplish this by viewing the photos in the gallery on my Note 8 and then sharing to Google photos application. This is broken again 2/21/18. If was working earlier this week. Full Review
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Please, return an option to sync only during charging! It was the only way to avoid uploading trashy images! Now it syncs everything everytime even if I delete photos in my phones gallery directly after taking them! Full Review
Louise Heath Published date: February 19, 2018
I've been using Google Photos as storage for years but now it's the only way to see my photos, screen shots and saved images on my new Pixel 2 phone. I get a bit frustrated that I have to scroll through all the images to find what I want. I used to go through and delete image from my phone storage every week or so and leave ones I used regularly to find them quicker. Also, I don't seem to be able to edit like I could on my old phone, add text or draw on the image to highlight or circle something before sharing. I love the free storage of Google Photos though. Full Review
Sandy Tabor Published date: February 18, 2018
The app works well on some of my devices. But on my LG Tribute and Tribute HD phones, my photos don't automatically upload to Google. I have to physically open the app for Backup to begin backup. It isn't a BIG issue, but I thought devs should know. My biggest concern with this app is actually the only problem I have with EVERY Google app- the massive size! I understand that in order to have the options and functions we have, the app size must be large, but what about releasing lite versions? Maybe cut out all the extras, and offer a basic function Google-Certified app that I can use on lower-end devices, like my daughters LG K3. It doesn't come with much internal storage, and we all know we can't move a Google app to an SD card. *insert eye roll here* Anyway, Thanks for all the hard work you guys put in for all the great apps! Full Review
Reuben Jacob Published date: February 17, 2018
I'm really happy with how this one app can manage my photos so easily, I absolutely love the assistant feature. My only problem is that the photos don't get auto organised into albums based on what folder the photos were a part of, on my phone. But really, the unlimited storage totally rules out that one flaw. Full Review
Luke Published date: February 15, 2018
Great app overall. My two major complaints are 1) You can't see which photos from your device are or aren't backed up, and 2) Photos cannot be deleted directly from albums. If these two things were fixed, it would easily get a 5 star rating from me. Full Review
Matthew Touma Published date: February 21, 2018
Fantastic app! Very intelligent with facial recognition and automatic albums etc. Only gripe I have is I wish the compression was better. But the best part is that I can have all my photos backed up constantly with unlimited storage. Thank you Google for creating a good product that is free! Full Review
Joel Ostergaard Published date: February 19, 2018
Google Photos is an excellent and absolutely indispensable app to have when it comes to for storing & managing your picture files or doing some editing of photos. It helps you make sure those unique & precious moments that you capture stay completely secure & safe, while allowing everything you upload to be accessible from anywhere, to share with anyone, and many more useful tools. I always have all my pictures automatically back-up to my account, both to keep safe and also lets me save space on my mobile phone. Though I find the user interface a bit messy and a little hard to organize my photos, it's definitely an app everyone should have. Full Review
Published date: February 16, 2018
Beware of the clean the clutter button in the assistant. It is a black hole in the internet. Cant believe it even exists. I have lost thousands of valuable pics since it was introduced. There should have been a tutorial before you can push the button.otherwise the app is phenomenal. Full Review
Gavin R Published date: February 16, 2018
Recent issue: Images saved to my device have to "load". They won't show up when I tap on them, and just load forever. Really frustrating, since I can see them in my default gallery app. Really great app, don't know how I lived without it. I would like to be able to zoom in a move around videos while they're playing like you can on photos on iOS. Also the zooming for photos can be a bit finnicky sometimes. Also, when scrubbing through video slowly, I doesn't go frame by frame, but seems to jump around. These tweaks would make the UI so much better. In addition, when trying to edit a video to make it shorter, when I hit save it seems to say "Saving video" forever with the circular loading icon no matter how long I wait. Is it even saving? No idea. I progress bar would be nice. Full Review
Michelle Orso Published date: February 21, 2018
Fun, app I use this for my gallery on my phone!! It is a great app, for photos my only problem is that I can't "draw" on photos, I know that other photo apps do that. Can you please fix this problem? Very nice besides that though....ðð Full Review
Kirk Nagley Published date: February 16, 2018
Unless I'm missing something, you can't manually organize photos in "collections." I recently got married, took a bunch of pictures on my camera, uploaded them to Google Photos, and now they are not in chronological order anymore. I'd like to be able to arrange them in the order in which they occurred. Full Review
Published date: February 20, 2018
There is something wrong with the latest version. Full length portrait style photos kink to the right then redraw from the bottom of the screen. This does not happen in Gallery. The editor sliders do not seem to be working as well. Full Review
RareÅ Daniel BoÅoschi Published date: February 19, 2018
This app is nice but, to me, the design looks a bit strange. It is not very easy to use it like i don't know exactly which photos are backed up and which are not. The categories/Sections can be significantly improved and better structured. Full Review
UrtÄ foto Published date: February 17, 2018
Hands down the best one on the market. I would literally be in trouble if I didn't have this app. It collects photos automatically from all of my devices, so I can access them any time, anywhere, from any device! Thank you Google <3 Full Review
Farhad Hossain Masum Published date: February 17, 2018
There should be an easier way to add shared photos to the gallery. Let me elaborate. When I share photos with someone, they have trouble saving the photos in their cellphone gallery for further sharing in social media loke facebook. Otherwise, google photos is awesome. Full Review
Marj Singian Published date: February 20, 2018
I didn't know this app is existing on my phone until i got a notification today... i like it! auto-uploaded all my pictures on my phone and a very useful online storage for organizing and backing up photos . I was amazed when i saw my photos in video animation too. Full Review
Tan Chea Heang Published date: February 14, 2018
Tan Chea Heang is very, very likes to use Google Photos to keep the all photo i have.. I hope that can continue to use Google Photos. Give can continue use Google Photos, i give 5 star if can't use Google Photos no star.???? Some photo i want to delete, i delete already.Why a few days , i delete the photo come out again?? How can i delete that the photo i don't want already, can you tell me????..... Full Review