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Google Drive and Google Photos are two primary applications that the majority of Google users use extensively. The free quota of 15 GB is shared between all the apps like Gmail, Drive, Photos, etc. But usually, Google Drive and Photos consume the maximum space. Photos save only images and videos, whereas Drive can save data with more flexibility because it supports all the formats for images, audios, documents, applications, zipped files, etc. You can create or upload entire folders to Drive even if it has many files in it.
Technically speaking, both applications are quite different from each other. If you want to manage your data more effectively, you should know the basics of each application.
Google Photos is an image storage and sharing service. It synchronizes photos on all devices (computer, Android, and iOS devices) where the user is accessing the Google account. Proper synchronization is achieved because all the images/videos are saved in the cloud, and each device shows the data accessed from the cloud. There are various features that make Google Photos the best management tool for images and videos.
Google Drive provides more flexibility for cloud storage by providing a simple user interface where the user can save a number of files and folders. The user can upload files/folders, and create some new Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Maps, Drawings, etc. If the user buys Google One subscription, then the storage gets a substantial boost, and more data can be saved in Google Drive. If not the subscription, then you can backup Google Drive data to Exchange Hard drive by downloading them in computer and moving them.
Earlier the high-resolution photos and videos present in Google Photos or Drive were given unlimited storage, but Since June 1, 2021, Google changed its storage policy. Now, it will be added to the free 15 GB storage, and it will be going to fill the account quickly. If your storage is full, Google will stop you from adding more content to it.
To create more space in Drive, you can use Kernel Google Drive Backup software. It can help you in moving the data to offline folders in computer. The software will access all kinds of files and save the without changing their integrity.