Google Photos will no longer offer unlimited storage space for unsupported videos

Google Photos is a popular photo storage service offering free unlimited storage for photos and videos for iOS, Android, Mac, and PC as long as you don’t mind that Google compresses your files a bit to save space.

When Google rolled out Photos after some changes in 2015 they made a promise with users of free photo and video uploads from your phone as long as you let Google compress your data a bit.

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Google is now making a slight change to its promise. But from December 6th, videos in unsupported formats are no longer included in the free storage deal.

Google added a short statement to the Google Photos support page:

Important: Videos uploaded after December 6, 2018, take up storage space.

If you upload the video to the platform which is not supported by Google it will take space against your Google account storage quota.

Google Photos supports almost any video format you can think of. The list of video formats supported by Google are .mpg, .mod, .mmv, .tod, .wmv, .asf, .avi, .divx, .mov, .m4v, .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m2t, .m2ts, .mts, and .mkv files.

Google will no longer allow free storage for RAW files, which take up the most storage by nature.

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