A smarter gallery by Google, with free unlimited photo and video storage.
- Current Version: Varies with device
- Updated: January 12, 2018
- Requires Android: Varies with device
- Installs: 1,000,000,000 - 5,000,000,000
Google Photos is a new photo gallery from Google, made for the way you take photos today. Your photos and videos will be automatically backed up and organized, so you can find and share them faster - and never run out of space on your phone.
Finally, a photos app that's as smart as you.
FREE UNLIMITED STORAGE
Back up unlimited photos and videos for free in High Quality. Access them from any device and photos.google.com - your photos are safe, secure, and private to you.
FREE UP SPACE
Never worry about running out of space on your phone again. Photos that are safely backed up can be removed from your device's storage in just a tap.
Your photos are now searchable by the people, places and things in them - no tagging required.
BRING PHOTOS TO LIFE
Get automatically created movies, collages, animations, panoramas, and more from your photos. Or easily create them yourself. You can also now store, view, and share photos with motion.
Use the intuitive and powerful editing tools to enhance your photos and bring them to life. Adjust lighting, contrast, color, and vignette, or pick from 14 innovative photo filters to make your pictures look great in one tap.
SMART AUTOMATIC ALBUMS
Tell better stories, without the work. Automatically get a new album with just your best shots after an event or trip, then invite others to add their photos.
SEND PHOTOS IN SECONDS
Don't waste data texting and emailing photos. Instantly share photos with any contact, email, or phone number, right from the app.
Share without sharing. Grant a trusted person access to some of your photos, like just the ones theyâre in.
It's easier than ever to relive your memories. Get collages of photos you took a year ago on this day - perfect for #tbt.
View your photos and videos on your TV with Chromecast support.
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Face grouping is not available in all countries.
Khushboo Singhal Published date: January 15, 2018
Amazing Full Review
Jae Choi Published date: January 12, 2018
Perfect app. Full Review
Khaled Qinneh Published date: December 31, 2017
I can't tell you how exciting it is to get a notification from this application that reminds me of what I did or what happened 1, 2 or 3 years ago. Absolutely exceptional especially because it compiles those photos nicely for you and sometimes it creates albums based on your timelines adding a nice montage with music - absolutely beautiful! It really encourages you to start taking photos so you can build many albums over time. Full Review
Anil Bhatt Published date: December 14, 2017
Great app to backup and organize preservable quality photos even with the free storage option. This is the only place where I backup my photos taken with my phone. I also backup photos from my desktop taken using my DSLR. The desktop uploader needs improvement though. It often fails to backup some photos. Also I use Lightroom to edit my DSLR raw photos, but there is no ways to upload the photos with Lightroom edits, the unedited raw photos get uploaded and you have to either edit those again using the photos app or you have to export edited photos from Lightroom and then upload to Google photos. Lightroom integration would be great. I love the auto organization, album and gif generation features of the photos assistant. Overall like the app. Lightroom integration will make me love the app. Full Review
David Peder Willumsen Published date: January 5, 2018
My biggest issue with the photos app was the separation of Google drive, google photos and backup. I had all my old photos on drive and couldn't use the backup feature due to the difficulty in organising it how I wanted it to be. Now that this is fixed this app is exactly what I need. The backup feature makes uploading automatic, and I never need to worry about losing anything. It's perfect. As this is the first version it will only get better. To the people rating it one, have a serious think about why. Full Review
Westley Halbardier Published date: December 28, 2017
I cannot tell anybody enough how much I love this app! Google can only impress me more and more! The app chooses pictures by different categories and it can automatically create suggested folders for those categories, such as creating a folder for when you take a picture with someone. It figures out who you are and labels the folder "me." It also creates creative pictures, collages, and videos and asks if you would like to save them. I can't wait to see what else Google has to offer, because so far I am entirely satisfied with Google, so much more than any other tech giant out there! Full Review
Sam Cook Published date: December 24, 2017
They've made a couple large steps forward recently in my opinion. And since I have a pixel device I get unlimited storage at full HD. This is what I use instead of quicpick nowadays. The one thing I think that could be improved on is when photos are added is to have the ability to run the facial recognition feature as a utility on demand. And to be able to help train the AI by setting examples for a person's face. Great app though. I use it daily Full Review
Prem Madaan Published date: December 18, 2017
LOVED THIS APP MORE THAN MY GF HA HA FREAKING FEATURES: Face grouping, Search with anything u remember in picture, lovely auto videos, GIF etc by google assistant ... loved it... NO ONE IS PERFECT SO BUGS: AUTO BACKUP ISSUE: Pictures getting autoback only when application is open and screen is also on (We can't let screen on more than 10 minutes) VIDEO MAKER: Sometimes endless wait Full Review
David Vasquez Published date: December 28, 2017
This app is so good. Very nice UI and UX. However, I really wish that there was an easy way to rotate my cloud photos without digging deep into menu options, and without saving the rotated image as a copy. I just want to rotate the existing photo. Android app needs the ability to edit the date of a photo (iOS app has this feature). An additional con is that this app really heats up my Nexus 9 weeks browsing a lot of pictures. Performance starts to hiccup too. Full Review
Dannon Black Published date: December 22, 2017
I absolutely adore this app. It takes random photos and stylize them for me, photos that I might have overlooked before then. It takes photos and puts them into a collage, photos that I didn't even know what goes so good together. It also randomly reminds me of the past by showing me photos of the yesteryear!! Heck it even takes my receipt photos and puts them in its own folder for me because it knows, it really really knows! This app is okay good at what it does that it's almost creepy! I love it and I'm so glad to have finally started using it! Full Review
Amii ROARR Published date: December 26, 2017
Just amazing. My photos are backed up everywhere, on every device. I only need to log into Google on any device and I have every photo at my fingertips, no more forgetting USB drives to show family photos/college projects! The Photos Assistant is a cherry on top. The I love the animations it makes from my burst shoots, the collages and the movies are great too. Full Review
Sneh Hetawal Published date: December 30, 2017
I love the way this app reminds me of earlier photographs and memories from years ago. Also it creates panoramas from clicked pictures and albums for recent trips. Recently the photo editing part of the app has been changed which I don't like. Earlier the app used to save the edited pictures separately allowing user to create multiple files of the same photograph. Now after recent updates the editing gets saved in the original photo itself. Also while sharing the edited image only the edited image gets shared. Once the files are transferred to other device one cannot get the original photograph. I would love to give this app 5 star if this change is brought back. Full Review
Jacqueline Mellars-Granados Davis Published date: January 12, 2018
The overall capabilities of this app are great. It has been a pleasure to use to keep up with distant family, and document my children's lives. My major qualm is that I can only edit movies via a tablet or smart phone- I'd love to use my computer to do so. As well, it would be nice if we could create collages- rather than them being Auto generated once we pick the photos we'd like to use. Full Review
Franziska Schmitt Published date: December 17, 2017
In general very useful and I really enjoy using it. However, very recently the app has problems opening shared photos. It just keeps loading forever but does not open the photos. It also doesn't show me the shared photos in the respective category within the app. Also, if I apply changes to my own pictures it does not save those changes but keeps on loading... This is not an issue in the browser app, but only on my smartphone. Using Nexus 5x with the most recent Android 8.1 update. Full Review
Parimal Bajpai Published date: December 30, 2017
Now my review about Photos has completely changed,. Google has features this app with some of the most vivid filters & effects and I love it. But still you can't FLIP pictures, seriously .. this feature is available in all the photo viewing app I have ever used and is crucial. And I also think that college feature needs to get better with more designs options and shapes. But keeping aside these drawbacks of Photos , it's an amazing amazing app by Google. Full Review
Amy Koeppe Published date: December 23, 2017
I no longer worry about losing pictures! They are all backed up, and can be accessed from any device! The app also makes fun animations, videos, and collages. You can search for pictures with keywords. The only thing that would make this better would be some type of face swap--taking a person's face from one picture and inserting it in to another. I have a big family, and it is hard for us to get a great picture where everyone is smiling and looking at the camera at the same time! Full Review
Published date: December 23, 2017
I wouldn't know what to do without my photos. My life is told and people tell me theirs when we share photographs. The assistant helps me to do practically everything. Really! I just give direction. Assistant does everything else. Don't forget! Free storage! I simply cannot say enough great things! Check it out and rest easy because its taken care of. My photos are safe. Full Review
Lynn G Published date: January 15, 2018
Absolutely love this app because it backs up your photos right away and if anything happens to my phone I know I won't lose my pictures. The only thing I don't like is when you go to move your photos to folders that they don't leave the main page so you don't know which photos you moved and haven't moved yet. Fix this and you'll get more stars. I would also like a way to clear all my online photos like to save them to a computer etc. But it's great otherwise and the assistant has some great ideas to for videos etc. I love the movies and collages the assistant makes. Awesome app Full Review
ADARSH RAJ JAISWAL Published date: January 8, 2018
I love this app this is a very useful app. This is a very user-friendly application. If you want to access your photos very nicely and fast so use this app.I recommend it to all. But there is a minor fault in this app so I want to submit a complaint. The complaint is when I open this app first time I don't know about his features and I think that this is a very normal app. So I request to Google authorities that they can provide a user manual in the app because I can't find in it. When I start using this app I start knowing that what are the features of this app but I don't know in the bigning. So please I request think about it thank you Full Review
Donna Casciano Published date: December 20, 2017
I really do love that my pics are safe in one place! #1 rating its unbelievable how they make great moments out of your pics into either videos, collages, and or animation pics . Google really has made photos a whole new experience. Now if only I can get internet in my home I'd be set to print instead of paying Walgreens. Just love it would give them 10 stars..Thank you so much for making kewl video shorts, animations, Etc. Etc. for me especially of my pups..I love them all ! Full Review
W Byrd Published date: December 14, 2017
Anything made by Google is going to be top notch. Especially on a Nexus device if the rumors are true about full resolution backups at no charge (for Nexus devices) Update several devices later. Even better on Pixel 2. Google is amazing with image intelligence. It creates awesome collages, movies and stylized additions to your photo library. When I look at a group of pictures, Google always picks the same ones I would have. Google sees smiles and eye contact in photos. Full Review
Jennifer Falcone Published date: January 3, 2018
This truly is an amazing app. I've been using It for many years now and It gets better and better. I've never had any issues or problems with It. Only good things to say honestly. It does soo many cool things with your photos like collages, animation, movies, books, albums, and much more . And much of it it will do for you on its own without you asking it to do it . It puts together the greatest collages and animated photo collages of your best pics every time you take New pics. I just love it. And it will keep all your photos from all of your different apps all here in one place which is so convenient. I highly recommend using this awesome app. It's the best ð !! Full Review
Wayne Mason Published date: December 28, 2017
Google does it all for me. I just get notifications to show me how my new photos can be used. When need a picture, I have it. It doesn't matter whether I took it with my phone or tablet, there it is. If you're like me and you take multiples so you're sure you've gotten a "good one", the app itself makes short "movies" from them. I like that because you see otherwise hidden things one select picture can't show. Full Review
Paul Navajas Published date: January 8, 2018
The "free up space" feature is so effective that many pictures completely disappeared. Thanks Google! In addition, the editing software on Google photos used to be great, now it's almost non-existent. They only provide the most basic editing functions. I hope that this is only a temporary omission. I'd love to see Snapseed integrated into this app. Also, you need to include a way to make pictures private. The archiving feature is not sufficient. Full Review
Reid Rogers Published date: December 16, 2017
Perfect if you use your phone to take pictures...so basically ANYONE with a smartphone. Doesn't matter if you have an iPhone (heaven forbid) or the master race Android phones it just works. This will automatically make animations and stylized photos from pictures you've taken and help you organize your pictures better than anything else. It's a no brainer if you have a phone that you take pictures with!!! Full Review
Brandon Pugh Published date: December 20, 2017
This app is the best picture gallery that I have used. The auto backup feature is perfect for those who take a bunch of pictures but can't keep them on their phones and don't want to allow Facebook to have access to everything. Just used the auto-rotate feature and it flipped 10 photos for me at once... What a time saver and a great preventative when you are showing off your pics to your friends and family. Full Review
DebbieJo Ballew Published date: December 22, 2017
I absolutely love google photo's. Where were you 30 years ago when i took all those pictures that i had to get developed and then put all those pictures in a album or box stashed somewhere. Mercy at the money you save me today. Please never leave me. Sounds like a marriage! Ok with me, till death do us part!!!! Full Review
Karlee Gong Published date: January 8, 2018
Good app with nice ability to edit and search for photos. However it is glaringly lacking the basic function that allows you to simply copy/paste photos. Rather it wants you to "share the link" to the photo. ð This is a basic function that I think desperately needs to be added. I would like being able to use the Google photos search engine and then copy/paste a photo into a Facebook comment or into an email rather than sending it as it's own separate entity. Full Review
t lowe Published date: December 14, 2017
I appreciate that you can log in anywhere and never have to worry about losing photos and video's. Only way it would be better is if it only allowed one copy of each photo. Could you apply a version of facial recognition to recognize copies and prevent the app from backing up multiple copies? I run into the issue of having to delete copies after I put the photo onto a new device and the app backs up the photo as a new one. Looking forward to a response from Google or an update either way does not change how I feel about the app. I still give it ððððð Full Review
Stephen Stone Published date: January 2, 2018
For my Google pixel XL, this honestly is the best app ever to exist. Nothing wrong with it whats so ever, keeps all my photos, no ads, organized perfectly, easy to make new folders. Just overall easy to find any old photo you are looking for. Never compresses them, makes useful suggestions to delete photos that are just taking up space. This app is amazing. For the pixel, and all other Android phones. Full Review
Jonathan King Published date: January 14, 2018
This is a great App, but please explain why this needs to use up so much storage space/data (1.45Gb)??!! Not even Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr uses any where near this. Anyway you could make is so that less storage/data hungry. I doesn't have that many features to warrant the excessive size it is. Full Review
ravi kumar Published date: December 22, 2017
(Suggetion: I request you to add a great feature of converting all baked photos into a pdf format.) After backing up my photos i cleaned device storage.... And now i am not able to see my backed photo... No icon...why does it take so much time to load photos... Full Review
P K Prabhakar Published date: December 20, 2017
Dear developers, please add features of android gallery specifically creation of folders instead of album in the application without which it is very difficult to organise the photos. Creation of album doesnot make it search friendly it places photos in the same location originally. Then we need to do the sorting and organising work again what we had already done in gallery. Moreover, whenever new photos are added, the same doesn't assigned to the album automatically for which it was intended. This is complete waste of energy and patience. It will be better to copy the photos in the same way as it appeared in adroid gallery. Your album should be named automatically based on the folders of the users as they were appearing in their adroid gallery. Any new additions of photos then should be automatically assigned to the respective album to which it was added in the gallery. This will lessen replication of works. Full Review
ARC MOMENTS Published date: December 26, 2017
I love it. They took it to the next level. Story mode. Genius... Our life is a story. Don't even know it. Google just reminded us. That our moments are cherished and we will always be remembered. Guess what.. It pushes us to take more pictures, moments and the creativity gets better and better. Kind a like YouTube. For those who don't want to spend time making Videos. Google will meet u half way. Full Review
April Berntson Published date: December 30, 2017
I absolutely love this app! It keeps all my pictures backed up and easy to access from any of my devices! It also is easy to search for a specific person or even by simply typing in a describing word. After I got this app I made all of my family get it too to save their pictures on! If you skip out on this app you will regret it later. Full Review
Timothy Park Published date: January 1, 2018
Working better as time goes by, but a simple add on of likes etc. would go a long way. Edit 1/1/2018: Would be nice to organize albums instead just one type of sorting. Also sometimes the backups from Pixel 2 XL to the cloud doesn't fully translate, then videos are lost forever. No bueno. Full Review
Amanda Wass Published date: January 13, 2018
Absolutely Love this app! It is simple enough to use. The photos and videos are so nicely organized. Sorts by people, places, things, foods, animals.. recognizes the difference between any person, animal, and what not. It is pretty amazing, and I truly love it. Google photo also will make videos for you. Like it made some of my daughter growing up, from birth to now. Truly love it. It makes a lot of things as "memories" for you. All easily shared to anyone. Will not go without this app. Ha Full Review
Published date: January 7, 2018
Awesome for saving all my old photos. Especially that time my old phobe crashed i didn't get to save anything. And google photos had saved all my photos so i was able to restore them to my new phone. Please continue to keep it free especially having a gmail account that sets you apart from the other guys and unlimited storage. Full Review
Donna Ellison Published date: December 31, 2017
I think this app SUCKS! IT NEVER Gives me all my photos, rarely does it give a few. I don't recommend it to anyone. If it's supposed to be easy for other, perhaps they don't have hackers like me WITH NOONE TO HELP ME ALL OVER GOOGLE! Full Review
Kev Mosley Published date: December 29, 2017
Absolutely love this it puts mini videos and animation photos together for you catching some fantastic memories all in one. It has been designed by some very clever people (obviously) and it seams to be able to pick out all the important photos and put them together for you. Also you can make your own up. Can not rate it enough Full Review