Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Latest Photos Update Provides Peace Of Mind


With the rise of integrated storage on smartphones, heavy phone memory users have always feared running out of space when they most need it. If that is your position, Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has something interesting with its latest Google Photos update. With the update, users can set Photos to automatically delete photos that have already been backed up in the cloud from your local phone storage. That move clearly brings peace of mind to those with smaller onboard storage like 16GB on their smartphones.

You can call it a holiday gift from Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG). Given that many people will be using their smartphones to take photos and record videos this festive season, Alphabet has updated Photos to eliminate one common frustration – dealing with limited onboard storage. The update to Photos not only now gives better visibility of your onboard storage space, but also allows you to automatically remove duplicate copies of photos if they are already backed up in the cloud.

Deleting local copies

Tap to remove duplicate copies: If you worried about deleting photos from the local storage because you weren’t sure whether the action would also remove your online copies, the updated Photos put your worries to rest. Alphabet has rolled out an update in its photo backup app that makes it easier to free up local space without fear of simultaneously erasing backed up copies. The process takes only a single tap.

Automate storage space cleanup: There is more than one way to remove duplicate photos from your local phone storage. A setting in the updated Photos allows you schedule the app to delete local copies of photos that have already been backed up in the cloud. If you make the setting, the app will automatically remove local copies that are more than 30 days.

Availability of Photos update

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) said that the updates for Photos will be initially available on Android with updates for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) coming later.

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