Google Photos is Google's best service - here's why you should be using it

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There are moments in life when your phone's camera is crucial: your child's first steps, or their graduation from high school, for instance.

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But your phone is likely full of stuff, and you could end up facing this obnoxious message:

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There are few things as frustrating in our convenience-filled world as repeatedly running into your phone's storage limit. It means an action as simple as taking a photo is delayed while you free up space ... often by deleting old photos.

For most people hitting that storage limit, there's one culprit: photos.

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They take up a lot of space, and you take a lot of them - you might even be taking "HDR" photos (which are even larger files than standard photos). So, what do you do? You have two main options:

  1. Buy a phone with more internal storage, which costs more money.
  2. Regularly offload photos and delete them from your phone, which costs your time.

But there's a third, totally free, amazingly simple option: Google Photos. Here's everything you should know about Google's secret-best service.

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