Consumer App


Share, manage, and store your photos and videos.



The general Google Terms of Service apply to this app.


Google Photos lets you share and store your photos and videos. Effective August 10, 2023, the Google Photos service is OFF for any new accounts and any existing accounts with no Photos usage. Active accounts can retain access. 

You can:

  • Store photos up to 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution
  • Share photos, albums, or videos with others
  • Edit photos
  • Manage your photos

Google Photos has replaced Picasa and Picasa Web Albums.

Photos on your mobile device

  • Backup a lifetime of photos
    • For mobile devices, get the Google Photos app to backup and view photos. Get the YouTube app on your Android from the Google Play Store and for iOS devices from Apple Apps Store.
    • Backup and Sync Automatically back up photos from your Mac or PC, connected cameras and SD cards.


  • For personal use, Photos has no accessibility limitations.
  • For sharing photos with others:
    • Photos has a number of accessibility problems.
    • Another platform would often work better.

Student consent?

Before using this app to share student information, you may need to obtain your students’ consent as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). See FERPA Forms.


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