Google Photos

Google, Inc.

Photo & Video
Recommended app!   
Current Version (1604)
All time (134390)
App last updated Nov 30, 2017
New in version 3.10.0

iMessage extension
• Quickly share your photos and videos using the Messages app

Support for iPad Drag and Drop


Google Photos is a smarter home for all your photos and videos, made for the way you take photos today.

“The best photo product on Earth” – The Verge
“Google Photos is your new essential picture app” – Wired
“Upload the pictures, and let Google Photos do the rest” – The New York Times

• FREE UNLIMITED STORAGE: Back up unlimited photos and videos for free, up to 16 megapixels and 1080p HD. Access from any device and—your photos are safe, secure, and private to you.

• FREE UP SPACE: Never worry about running out of space on your phone again. Photos that are safely backed up can be removed from your device’s storage in just a tap.

• VISUAL SEARCH: Your photos are now searchable by the people, places and things in them—no tagging required.

• SMARTER SHARING: With smart sharing suggestions, giving your friends the photos you took of them is painless. And they can add their photos, too, so you’ll finally get the photos you’re actually in.

• SEND PHOTOS IN SECONDS: Don’t waste your data by texting and emailing photos. Instantly share up to 1,500 photos with anyone, right from the app.

• MOVIES AND GIFS, MADE FOR YOU: Get automatically created movies, collages, GIFs, panoramas, and more from your photos. Or easily create them yourself.

• LIVE PHOTOS: You can store, view, and share photos with motion.

• ADVANCED EDITING: Transform photos with a tap. Use intuitive and powerful photo and video editing tools to apply content-aware filters, adjust lighting, and more.

• SMART AUTOMATIC ALBUMS: Tell better stories, without the work. Automatically get a new album with just your best shots after an event or trip, then invite others to add their photos.

• REDISCOVER: It’s easier than ever to relive your memories. Get collages of photos you took a year ago on this day – perfect for #tbt.

• ON YOUR TV: View your photos and videos on your TV with Chromecast and Airplay support.

Note: Face grouping is not available in all countries.

For the latest updates from the team, follow us on Twitter at @googlephotos

Using GPS in the background can decrease battery life. Google Photos doesn't run GPS in the background unless you turn on optional features.

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Best photo app ever!!!
Gravenfire on 12/13/2017
Enough said!!
Great app
Bosox75 on 12/13/2017
Can’t go wrong with this, I would even be willing to pay for it. Face recognition is way better that the Apple photos
It doesn’t upload over half of my photos and videos
jaybroho on 12/13/2017
Not sure why but ever since the updates before iOS 11, it started to not backup a lot of my photos and videos with no explanation. Some of the videos were only a few seconds and photos were just regular photos. Are you not uploading 60fps videos yet? I rely on google photos so much to archive my stuff but now it’s become unreliable for me.
Wouldn't use anything else
b8073465 on 12/13/2017
I may have switched to iPhone for the service but I still use Google photos.
FlowerFilter on 12/13/2017
Love it!!
Great app
Asianlove6510 on 12/13/2017
I love this app. It helps keep all of my pictures organized. They are right there when I need them and it doesn’t hit memory on my phone.
A 4 is kind
Peacequiet on 12/13/2017
Stop being so pushy with your agenda. I really was kind giving you a 4. I don’t need anything from you but show my photos and I pay you for that.
Great in every way
Denldoc on 12/13/2017
I can't believe all this does. And all for FREE!
Wonderful app*
zhicali on 12/13/2017
Face recognition doesn’t work yet. It’s great otherwise.
Intuitive and fun to use
Dave Gnd on 12/12/2017
The app is very intuitive and fun to use. The Assistant feature is very helpful.
Keeps shutting down!!!
Hghbbhbc22 on 12/12/2017
Whenever I try to free up space it keeps shutting down and doesn’t even proceed😤 I even deleted it and reinstalled it and still doesn’t work 🙄, need to be fixed ASAP
Leslievanessa on 12/12/2017
Just love this
Adrianreit on 12/12/2017
Excellent cloud service constantly improving
Great backup & more
A60dan on 12/12/2017
Automatically backs up photos in high resolution without counting against your quota. Easy to create albums. Good insurance against losing your photos.
Devin I on 12/12/2017
I absolutely love this app however for the past month it has constantly crashed over and over again.
Absolutely unbelievable
Femman on 12/12/2017
Google always surprises me, but here they took it to another level. Image recognition in videos? Wow. Sharing is super easy and the high quality in unlimited storage is great.
The app I most recommend!
Frh674 on 12/12/2017
I tell everyone about google photos. It's a must have if you wish to keep your photos safe.
Love my Google
Smghbaby on 12/12/2017
I absolutely love my google photos! Everything they put together for me is amazing! I highly recommended this if you love your photos as much as I do!
It crashes!
Eyeintheskyyy on 12/12/2017
I’m making a movie, adding pictures and videos and at the end it crashes/ freezes / I’m unable to save it.. love the automatic movies.. it could be good but one star for now for potential
Vorlon31 on 12/12/2017
Best photo app on iOS.
telaunit on 12/12/2017
Saves everything I want and great organization.
Best Free Photo/Video Storage
Annsmanjoe on 12/12/2017
This app is amazing for storing photos and videos hands down! It’s got to best AI ever and you can search for anything in your photos and it will find it! It works fabulously... But google uses so much bandwidth that it is aweful, when your on google photos and it’s trying to back up you can forget about trying to get online with anything else that is connected to the same WiFi, also if you use cellular data you will drain everything you have trying to upload so you can’t even browse the web😭 I would like to see this improved and also o would like to be able to search for a photo is spotlight Search on my phone and find still on google photos without having to open the app. That would be epic
Keeps crashing
dawkinsmama on 12/12/2017
Normally I love this app. It’s convenient and stores all of my pics however with the last update the app keeps crashing. I can hardly back things up & when it finally does it won’t stay open for more than about 3 seconds.
Love This
Ahhhhhhhhhhfrust on 12/12/2017
I thoroughly enjoy this and the things I can do with my photos. Love what google does with them sometimes also.
Can't live without it!
Dr. Moses on 12/12/2017
Google photos is absolutely amazing, miraculous, unbelievable, just necessary part of my life now. Thank you Google!
Chloe trapp on 12/12/2017
I love this it saves up so much room
Great App
Mangoz13gg on 12/12/2017
Unlimited save nobody beat this
How do I back up all pictures
Jessy315 on 12/12/2017
I have a lot of pictures on my iCloud how can I download those to this application
A must have app
CharlesYabiel on 12/12/2017
Simple, easy, intuitive. My favorite app so far for storing my photos. Combine with the Snapseed app for photo editing it's just incredible. Five stars from me.
Addyjava on 12/12/2017
The app keeps getting better and better with great features
Google photid
rocky26505 on 12/12/2017
Works fine lasts a long time!!!
bchlvr54 on 12/12/2017
I really enjoy going right to my current photos or finding those long ago with a couple of clicks. I love the sharing too...I’m always sharing photos with family and friends.
Kelina19 on 12/12/2017
I love this app, always remember me the beautiful memories
Love this app!!
AnieAnn on 12/12/2017
I love all the memories it sends me in "this day" 1 & 2 years ago and the movies it puts together!
Why no switch...
Diddle's mom on 12/12/2017
The app won’t let me switch accounts so I can use it. It’s stuck on my school account which don’t allow use of non school related apps. Works fine on the website but won’t work in the app. I can’t get past the sync/backup part.
Great app
JayPB87 on 12/12/2017
Love it! I like how it shows you past memories. Just wish it would back all the videos up like the pics instead of leaving a select few behind.
Best of best
Tworldwert on 12/12/2017
Good app but crashes
Monteray22 on 12/12/2017
I use this app all the time but until recently I tried using it to back my photos up and the app crashes every time I try to open it. Really don’t like that it’s doing that because I have a lot of photos that I need to back up and a lot of photos already on there that I can’t even view cause the app keeps crashing.
pure crap
travellover2013 on 12/12/2017
won't share, never stops backing up . it has backed up my photos and videos from Last January, non stop since LAST JANUARY. 11 months of backing up and no way to stop it. make duplicates, triplicates, quads, and more. i could spend my entire day deleting them and tomorrow they would be right back. been reaching out to google since crappy app came out. after searching everywhere all i can find is i am not alone. this app is pure garbage. .
Loving the app
Chris - OH on 12/12/2017
Keep up the good work!
Excellent app
KJPC on 12/12/2017
This app is amazing for backing up photos. It is free and it automatically backs up your photos then tells you when it’s time to delete them off of your camera roll to save space on your phone since they are already backed up. I’ve been able to transfer photos of my kids and travels from Phone to Phone by simply downloading the app and putting in my username and password. Then poof all of my photos are there again. I really love it!!!
Love this app
valentinecj on 12/12/2017
I love this app. I enjoy getting notifications about photos from 4 and 5 years ago. I love being able to see my photos from over the years. I’m very satisfied with this app. It’s the best!
Free up space feature no longer works since last update
A_d_espo on 12/12/2017
Never completes the operation—status bar just keeps cycling
Love it!
mandypandybear32 on 12/12/2017
The photos may not be full quality but it’s more than sufficient and free! Thank you Google!!!
SatelliteRidge on 12/12/2017
I'm disappointed with this app after reading all the good reviews. I'm trying to transfer 850 photos from my phones so that I can delete them but I can't trust any app. Last night I tried using this app and after an hour of having it, it said "350" items left but an hour later it said "700" then this morning it was at 750 and now 830! I don't even know what to say other than I'm upset and loosing my patience. This app is trash.
jiggip on 12/12/2017
Never run out if storage on my phone. Love the edit photo features
My favorite app
Goldern on 12/12/2017
I switched from Android to Apple a few months ago and this is still my favorite app. Its Assistant feature is unparalleled.
C-A-T-S,catscatscats!!!! on 12/12/2017
Best app ever!!!!!!
Excellent app
Pasha Lifshiz on 12/12/2017
Very happy with this app. Powerful and easy to use.
Love it
Natashatrip on 12/12/2017
I’m always losing or deleting photos. Forgetting is my specialty but with google photos app it makes my life easier by storing every photo I take! Love it.
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Google, Inc.
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Released: May 28, 2015
  • Current Version Released: Nov 30, 2017
  • Version: 3.10.0
  • Size: 206.8 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 4+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Devices: iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX,
  • Supported Languages: Afrikaans; Albanian; Amharic; Arabic; Armenian; Azerbaijani; Basque; Belarusian; Bengali; Bosnian; Bulgarian; Burmese; Central Khmer; Catalan; Valencian; Chinese; Croatian; Czech; Danish; Dutch; Flemish; English; Estonian; Finnish; French; Galician; Georgian; German; Greek; Gujarati; Hebrew; Hindi; Hungarian; Icelandic; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Kannada; Kazakh; Kirghiz; Kyrgyz; Korean; Lao; Latvian; Lingala; Lithuanian; Macedonian; Malay; Malayalam; Marathi; Mongolian; Nepali; Norwegian; Bokmål, Norwegian; Norwegian Bokmål; Persian; Polish; Portuguese; Punjabi; Romanian; Moldavian; Russian; Serbian; Chinese; Sinhala; Sinhalese; Slovak; Slovenian; Spanish; Castilian; Swahili; Swedish; Tagalog; Tamil; Telugu; Thai; Chinese; Turkish; Ukrainian; Urdu; Vietnamese; Zulu;