Google will start shutting down Google Plus Photos from August 1st

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Google wants you to use its new Photos service so badly that it’s sunsetting the old Google Plus Photos on August 1, according to a Google Plus post from the company.

Google Plus Photos, a relic of the times when the search giant thought its social network Google Plus could become a huge hit, will start to shut down in two weeks, first on Android, then followed by the Web and iOS. It served as the repository for the photos people uploaded onto the network. As Google notes, Android users may have already seen a prompt that suggests they download the Google Photos app, which will automatically assess their content after they’ve made the switch.

According to Google, the switch is to “ensure everyone has the best photos experience we can deliver.”

Also mention in post
“If you’re still using Google+ Photos, now is a great time to make the switch. You may have seen a prompt in Google+ Photos on Android with a link to download the new Google Photos. Don’t worry, all your photos and videos will still be saved and available after you switch to the new, stand-alone Google Photos app. With the new app you’ll still be able to backup, edit, and share your photos and videos, with unlimited storage, automatic organization, and more.

Download the new Google Photos today for uninterrupted access to all your photos, videos and albums.  If you don’t update to the new Google Photos, Google+ Photos on Android will soon stop working, but your photos and videos will still remain safely stored and available via http://photos.google.com or for export using Google Takeout.

Get the Google Photos app for Android https://goo.gl/BajWpo
Learn more about these changes:https://support.google.com/plus/answer/6262471

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