This Is How You Manage Your Storage In Google Photos
Last Updated: August 27, 2021
When your phone can’t take up much of your space, storing or keeping your photos, documents, and other files on Google One is a very important thing you can use for you to still have enough storage on your phone. However, it only offers free 15GB which is shared among all your Google accounts — Gmail, Google Photos, Google Sheets, Docs, and the like.
And so, there will come a time where you’d eventually use up this space, right? When that happens, you need to manage it for you to still have available storage to use. Some of the files that are big on data are images and videos, thus, we usually free up our Google storage by deleting items on Google Photos.
The question is, how do you do it? In this guide, you’ll learn about easily managing your storage in Google Photos.
1. Open your Google Photos on either desktop or mobile.
Managing your storage can easily be done in both your desktop and mobile app. In the example below, Google Photos is opened on the desktop. It should look somewhat like this:
2. Click on Storage at the bottom part of the menu bar.
When you see the menu bar on the left side of your screen, just scroll down and click “Storage” as shown in the picture.
3. Look for the Review and Delete part.
Upon clicking the Storage, it will show you how much space you’ve already used up. If you scroll down a bit, you’ll see the storage details where it is shown what’s taking up a lot of your space. From here, you can clean your Google Photos by clicking on the kinds of files you feel are unnecessary.
If you wish to delete your screenshots, photos, or other things, simply click them and delete the photos you want.
Back-Up Your Files with Google Photos
It’s great that they offer a 15GB free storage we can use for keeping our files safe. But sometimes when it’s all used up, we really have to delete things and save only the ones we want. However, if you don’t want to do so, there’s always the option of buying more storage.
The choice is still up to you!