Google Confirms 2016 Pixel Owners Can Upload Unlimited Photos With Original Quality For Life

Last year, when the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL were launched, Google promised owners of these two devices will have unlimited free storage of original quality photos and videos in Google Photo. No expiration date was ever mentioned. So when the word came from Mountain View that Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL owners will get the same treatment of their photos and videos, but only through the end of 2020, beads of sweat started to drip off owners of the first-gen models. 

Would their unlimited storage of original quality photos and videos also expire after three more years?

According to Google, the answer is "No!" While pictures and videos taken by Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners will still be stored on an unlimited basis after 2020, the images will be uploaded in "high-quality." Note that this is considered a slight drop-off from original quality. One of the Google representative gave some clarification and said nothing has changed when it comes to the original Pixels. Both the 2016 Pixel and 2016 Pixel XL will continue to receive free unlimited original-quality storage for photos and videos with no time limitations.

It is rare when an earlier version of a particular model phone gets a better feature than the newer sequel. But in this case, Pixel and Pixel XL owners will get to store photos and videos in original quality for their lifetime. Owners of the two sequels have only three years to enjoy the same.

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