If you back up all of your photos to Google Photos, you might run into a storage problem next year. Google last month said it would end high quality unlimited downloads to service in July 2021. Naturally, you can pay for more storage through Google One, and if you want a lot of storage, the company just halved the price of its most expensive options.
Most people probably don’t need 10, 20, or 30TB of cloud storage. Still, if you want to download the highest resolution videos and images possible, as well as a digital copy of games, apps, and the kitchen sink, Google One has a subscription for you. But they come at a high cost.
Until recently, the 10TB plan was $ 100 per month, and you paid $ 200 and $ 300 for the 20 and 30TB plans, respectively. But now those plans cost half as much, at $ 50, 100 $ and $ 150 per month.
That’s still a lot of money (you’ll pay $ 1,800 per year for the top tier plan), but a welcome change given Google’s new storage policies. The company says it will delete your data if you exceed your limit for more than two years. The price could be worth it for the right person.
And luckily, that’s not a discount for new subscribers only. If you are already on one of the first level packages, your bill will be amended to reflect the latest rates. Google One also offers a host of other features, including a VPN, so you don’t just pay for cloud storage.
Google’s new storage policies will go into effect next year, so you don’t have to rush to make a decision now. Remember on the road and lack of space for your best photos.