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21 July 2015

Google announced on a blog post that it will start shutting down Google+ Photos on Aug. 1. Google+ Photos on Android will go first, followed by the Web and iOS versions.

The company said users will be able to access all their images by downloading the new Google Photos app, which will allow you "to backup, edit, and share your photos and videos, with unlimited storage, automatic organization, and more."

Users who don't update to the new app won't lose their images, which will remain available via, but the Android and iOS apps will cease to function.

For more information see the text of the blog entry below.

Goodbye Google+ Photos, hello +Google Photos!

In May, we launched Google Photos as the home for all your photos and videos. With Google Photos you can store unlimited high quality photos and videos for free, find photos fast and see them organized by what matters to you. Plus, you can bring moments to life and share anywhere with anyone.

In an effort to ensure everyone has the best photos experience we can deliver, on August 1st we'll start to shut down Google+ Photos -- initially on Android and soon thereafter on the Web and iOS.

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, standalone 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 or for export using Google Takeout.

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