How to not take up free Google storage space with my photo library
July 2, 2019 8:48 PM   Subscribe

Somewhere Google once said that photos and videos uploaded via iPhone app won't count against a user's free storage space. My photos and videos now take up 90% of my storage because I uploaded them through the website. Is there a way to download everything (Mac) and re-upload via app to free up my free space?
posted by Triumphant Muzak to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
You don't need to download and reupload. See the Google Help page Reduce the size of your photos & videos (but read the rest of the page to understand what you're doing before you follow those steps).
posted by caek at 9:41 PM on July 2, 2019

Are you using Google drive or Google photos? Google photos which caek linked will store pictures at a lower resolution for free, but Google drive has no free photo storage and each photo will count against your storage.
posted by dstopps at 4:16 AM on July 3, 2019

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