Google Photos no longer offers unlimited storage for certain videos

The other day we talked about the hidden limit of Google Photos that possibly will not affect you since it is related to an added function relatively recently as smart albums are adding photos of the person or persons that we indicate without having to do anything.Today we have known another “secret” of the unlimited storage of the service of the Internet giant. Specifically, we know that Google Photos no longer offers unlimited storage in some video formats and will depend on its space-consuming extension.

Recently, Google updated the conditions for unlimited storage of its Google Photos service . However, as has been verified in the last few hours, there is a new limitation that affects the videos uploaded to the platform. In this case, those who do not have any of the valid extensions will spend the space we have in Google Drive.

Google Photos no longer offers unlimited storage in some video formats

This affects the videos uploaded after December 6, so we will not have to worry about the videos uploaded in the past as they will remain stored without consuming storage space in 1080p quality at the most . In this case, as of December 6, only these formats are valid for unlimited storage:

.mpg, .mod, .mmv, .tod, .wmv, .asf, .avi, .divx, .mov, .m4v, .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m2t, .m2ts, .mts, y .mkv.

This does not mean that the format challenge, such as .vob or .raw, can not be saved in Google Photos , but it will make them consume the space we have in Google Drive, be it the free 15GB or the amount of space we have paid. The formats described above will continue without consuming space.

They will continue without consuming space at a maximum of 1080p resolution and the photos at 16 megapixels . To know if we have any video that is not compatible with unlimited storage, we will follow these steps:

  • On your computer, open
  • At the top, click Menu then Settings .
  • Click Unsupported Videos.
  • Select the videos you want to download or delete.
    • Download : click Download.
    • Delete : click Remove then Remove.

If you delete a video, it will also be deleted from Google Photos, but not from your device if you downloaded a copy. The steps on iPhone, iPad and Android are similar.