One of the perks of using Google Photos is its unlimited storage for photos and videos kept under a certain size. For the most part this is a pretty good deal unless you’re a professional photographer or videographer that requires their files to be of a high-resolution for editing and printing purposes.


However it seems that Google has since made some changes to Google Photos where unsupported video files will no longer be counted towards your free storage. This is according to a change in the Google Photos Help page where Google notes, “Unsupported videos uploaded after December 6, 2018 take up storage space.”

So what are unsupported video files? According to Google, supported video files include, “.mpg, .mod, .mmv, .tod, .wmv, .asf, .avi, .divx, .mov, .m4v, .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m2t, .m2ts, .mts, and .mkv files.” This means that if for whatever reason your video file is not in the list of formats that was just mentioned, that means it will count towards your storage space, and unless you bought a lot of storage, this could end up filling up pretty fast.

However Google notes that this is only applicable to files uploaded after the 6th of December, 2018, which means that if you have anything uploaded prior to the cut-off date, you should still be safe.

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