Google Photos no Longer provides Free Storage Space for Videos on Unsupported Formats

Google Photos unsupported videos no longer receive free storage space in the cloud, according to a recent update on a help page…

About three years ago in 2015, Google revamped its Photos service and reintroduced it with a much-welcome option. It would store videos free of charge, provided users allowed the company to compress the files.

Now, that carte blanche amenity has changed. As of December 6th, unsupported videos will no longer enjoy the free space.

Google Photos Unlimited Video Storage Drops Free Space for Unsupported Formats

Google didn’t make a formal announcement about the change. In fact, the tech company merely updated a help page, which reads, in-part: 

Important: Unsupported videos uploaded after December 6, 2018 take up storage space.”

It’s a straightforward statement. But, it does not elaborate to put it into context. Meaning, there’s no mention on the page which formats are supported and which aren’t. 

Fortunately, Google Photos unsupported video files are a very short list, including just VOB and RAW. What Google Photos continues to support in the way of video media is much longer. Supported video files still include: mpg, .mod, .mmv, .tod, .wmv, .asf, .avi, .divx, .mov, .m4v, .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m2t, .m2ts, .mts, and .mkv files.

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