Google’s online cloud storage policy will undergo a major change from June 1, 2021. The reason: the search giant will no longer offer unlimited free storage for uploading photos and videos onto its Google Photos service. But that’s not at all: Google will also start deleting content from inactive accounts. We explain everything you need to know about Google’s new online cloud storage policy and how it impacts you, the user.

Users on a regular Google Account get 15GB of storage space free. This is considerably more than Microsoft, which offers 5GB free space on OneDrive and Apple’s iCloud, which offers 5GB as well.

This 15GB space counts towards the user’s Gmail, Drive and Photos. Drive includes all files, spreadsheets, etc which are created on Google’s suite of apps such as Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc. However, photos which were uploaded to the Google Photos app were not counted to this free space. This applied to all high-resolution photos and videos and express resolution photos and video