Google Photos is coming, complete with unlimited storage

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Updated: Updated with a link to the official blog announcement and preview video.

During Google’s I/O 2015 keynote, the company announced a bevy of new and exciting items. One such item is the previously rumored separation of Photos from Google+, moving it out from under the social app thumb and out into its own app. With it, there’s a promise on a number of features that will make any photo enthusiast happy.

From what we see, the app will indeed include unlimited storage. Typically there are some strings attached to having unlimited storage but we’re not sure what they are just yet. It appears that images and movies will be limited to 16 MP for photos and 1080p for videos.

Also with the separation from Google+ is the new app that will be coming to Android. It promises better photo sorting and a “Assistant” feature that will allow you to create specific auto-awesomes. Sorting will happen day-to-day as well as a number of other aspects.

We’re not sure how long we have to wait, but if you head to photos.google.com you’re greeted with the following splash page:

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We also have a video for you of Google Photos in action from the official blog post. Enjoy!

That’s about it for what we know, and we’ll update you when we know more. Of course, keep it locked here for all your Google I/O 2015 needs.


About the Author: Jack Holt

Jack is a tech enthusiast who is surviving small-town Wyoming. He's a newspaper editor by trade and a blogger for fun. His phone of choice is the Galaxy Note 4 and when he's not tinkering on that, he can be found researching new tech and wondering if his wallet can sustain a new tech purchase. When he's not in front of a computer, he's out in the mountains with his dog exploring the wilderness.