Google's unlimited photo storage service , which was originally provided for free, has been discontinued starting 1 June, 2021.

Google still allows users to enjoy this photo and video storage service for free, however, its capacity is limited to 15 GB, instead of the unlimited limit as before.

After June 1, 2021, users will be charged if they exceed the maximum storage capacity. They can buy additional capacity with prices starting from USD 2$ per month for a capacity of 100 GB.

This policy seems to be bad news for users who like to enjoy free photo or video storage services with abundant storage quotas.

But, you dont have to worry. Because, there are a number of alternative photo and video storage services that can also be used for free, although not unlimited.

Thus you can use these services to increase your cloud storage capacity . Here are Google Photos alternative photo storage services:
  • Flickr
  • Amazon Photos
  • iCloud
  • DropBox
  • OneDrive


Flickr is a free photo and video storage service that is quite popular. The service, which has been established since 2004, actually provided free storage of up to 1 TB.

However, at the end of 2018, Flickr changed its policy and changed the benefits for free users, from 1 TB of storage to 1,000 photos per user.

If you want to enjoy unlimited storage media, users only need to spend USD 7$ (dollars) per month. 

Interested? Flickr platform can be explored at the following link .

Amazon Photos

In addition to offering cloud storage services Amazon Web Storage, the tech giant Amazon also has photo storage services such as Google Photos and Flickr, namely Amazon Photos.

This service actually only offers storage for storing photos and videos for free up to 5 GB for Amazon Prime customers who pay a subscription fee of 13$ (US dollars) per month.

Users can also subscribe to the affordable Amazon Drive Storage service with abundant storage capacity, at a price 2$ (US dollars) for 100 GB per month.


Users of the Apple product ecosystem must be familiar with iCloud.

As the name suggests, iCloud is Apple's cloud storage service that can be used to store various files, including photos and videos, to online storage media.

iPhone or other Apple product users who have a free iCloud account will have the benefit of 5 GB of iCloud storage. However, this capacity can be expanded up to 2 TB.

The extra storage services offered by iCloud include 50 GB (1 US dollar per month), 200 GB (3 US dollars per month), and 2 TB (10 US dollars per month) .

This service only applies to users of the Apple product ecosystem, such as the iPhone.


Just like Google Drive, Dropbox is a cloud storage service that is quite well known in cyberspace.

However, instead of 15 GB like Google Photos, free users will only get 2 GB of online storage media.

However, they can expand it by paying a Dropbox Plus subscription fee of 10 US dollars for the extra 2 TB of storage, the same price that Apple offers for the iCloud service.

For more information Dropbox - Here .


OneDrive is a cloud storage service made by Microsoft that can also be used to store photos and videos.

Usually, OneDrive is used to store various Office documents, along with various other personal files. However, OneDrive can also be used to back up various photos and videos online.

Just like Amazon Photos and iCloud, OneDrive free users can only enjoy storage media with a capacity of 5 GB.

They can then buy extra storage (OneDrive Standalone) at a price of 1.99 US Dollars per month.

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