Google is Switching Free Features on Photos App to Paid 2020
Google Photos is always a very handy gallery app that not only backs up all your photos for free but also gives you a lot of editing and other features to choose from.
However, when it started to gain popularity, Google was trying to make money with the app and reports that some of its editing features may not be free in the future now developers looked at the code in the latest version of Google Photos, which clearly shows that the app is moving in that direction.
These are not some hidden code as Google is already testing this policy with some people. Below are some screenshots shared by Misha Rehman of XDA.
Shortly after we published this article, a reader informed us that Google Photos’ Color Pop feature is locked behind a Google One paywall. I reached out to Google for confirmation but haven’t heard back yet. https://t.co/99dsMWcKe1 pic.twitter.com/NOWepbpXkH
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) November 6, 2020
However, with Google The Verge the company says it will not lock some editing tools behind Powell, but only offers a newer version that can be used on more photos than ever before. This software manufacturer states:
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As part of a rollout that began earlier this year, Google One members can apply this feature to more photos of people with in-depth information.
As for other Google photo editing features, the company declined to comment, saying “there is nothing to share”.