Google+ Photos is shutting down on 1 August, making way for the standalone Google Photos app that was introduced in May.
The Android version of Google+ Photos will pulled down starting 1 August, followed by the web and iOS versions. So for those users still using Google+ Photos, it’s time to make the switch. Users will begin to see a prompt in Google+ Photos on Android asking them to download the new Photos app. Once you make the switch, all photos and videos will be saved in the new app.
“Don’t worry, all your photos and videos will still be saved and available after you switch to the new, stand-alone Google Photos app. With the new app you’ll still be able to backup, edit, and share your photos and videos, with unlimited storage, automatic organisation, and more,” the search giant wrote in a Google+ post.
For those who don’t update to the new Google Photos, Google+ Photos on Android will soon stop working. However, your photos and videos will still remain safely stored and available via http://photos.google.com or for export using Google Takeout.
The new standalone Photos app was announced at Google I/O 2015 developers conference on May 28. The show-stopping feature was the ability to support unlimited photos and video storage. However, the image resolution is limited to 16 megapixels and video resolution is limited to 1080p videos, which is good enough for most mobile and amateur photographers out there.
You can download the new Google Photos app here.
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