The most important feature of Google Photos was that it allowed you to download an unlimited number of photos and videos as long as they were compressed. This feature will no longer be available after June 2021, Google announced today in a blog post.
After June 2021, Google Photos will apply the 15 GB upload limit that you get by default on any Google Account. Previously, this only applied to photos uploaded in full uncompressed quality, while there was no limit to uploading high quality compressed images. However, from June of next year, all photos and videos will count towards the 15GB limit.
Please note that this change will only apply to data imported after June 2021 and anything added to Google Photos before this date will not be counted. After June 1, 2021, you will only be able to import an additional 15 GB, but after that you will need to subscribe to Google One services to extend your privileges.
However, if you’ve been inactive on Google Photos for more than 2 years, or if you’ve exceeded your download limit for more than 2 years, Google may remove your content on various services.
If you own a Pixel phone, you can keep downloading top quality pictures endlessly for years to come.