Keep Google Photos Forever Free of Unlimited High Quality Storage

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Since its inception in 2015, Google have been providing users an app(application) called Google Photos, a photo sharing and storage services that has a feature of free unlimited photo and video storage (of high quality images).

After long successful five years of launching the app, Google started notifying its users on the said app last 11th of November, 2020, that the free unlimited photo and video storage will come to an end, and will start charging its users depending on the storage option they have chosen starting June 1, 2021.

While we admire and love to use their products and services, we would politely like to make two important points on why Google Photos should retain its free unlimited photo and video storage for high quality images to its users.

Firstly, Google has long been using our data (personal details, interests, location, etc.) to improve their services, and for businesses for free. In fact, according to Statista, the company’s ad revenue generated almost 134.81 billion US dollars in 2019 alone. Moreover, they were responsible for around 90% of global search traffic.

Secondly, while the justification of Google’s new policy made sense, Google should be reminded and be wary that not all users have the privilege and the means to pay a monthly fee to store their photos and videos - which is the main reason we love to use Google Photos. In addition, the 15GB of free storage for every user wont suffice as we store other personal important files along the way.

In conclusion, we started this petition not because of our selfish desires to have everything for free but rather we care and serve our society that are in truly need of access to these wonderful services provided by Google. While we are one with Google, we need them to hear our voice, it is their role to provide products and services equally most especially to the least, the lost, and the last.