Google Photos globally offers unlimited storage and the users have been leveraging the platform to store almost everything. Google, however, has stopped everyone from taking this advantage of the free unlimited storage. Google Photos has withdrawn its support for unsupported video format uploads on the app. Spotted first by Android Police, the announcement was made earlier last week on Google’s site. The change is small and shouldn’t affect many users except those taking pleasure of storing unlimited data in the name of unsupported video files.


Google Photos still supports video formats including:

.mpg, .mod, .mmv, .tod, .wmv, .asf, .avi, .divx, .mov, .m4v, .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m2t, .m2ts, .mts, and .mkv files.

This only leaves the VOB and RAW files as the most known video formats Google Photos has excluded. So if you want to upload unsupported formats on the search engine’s server, better buy a Google One subscription or manage your files somewhere else.

There are quite some benefits of paying for the storage on Google Photos. Though people use the unlimited storage, it actually “optimize” your images to fix it in a compact space. You can upload full-resolution photographs through paid Google Photos. Apple users might feel that iCloud Photo Library does the same thing, which, to an extent is true BUT the search option on Google Photos surpasses every feature of Apple iCloud by light years.

Google Maps For Android Gets New Share Sheet

The share sheet on Android has been slow and clunky over the years. While Google has been promising a redesign to address the issues, we have a new sharing menu design for Google Maps that is solely built for faster sharing.

According to Google, “underlying data model” has been one of the reasons for a slow share sheet in Android for so many previous versions. Dave Burke, the VP of Android Engineering promised a “much faster and nicer” redesign last month and we might already have one.

The delay before every item of share sheet loads often results in users tapping something they don’t want to. Google has been working on all its share sheets lately. Back in I/O 2018, the Android owning company also updated Google News with Material Theme that included a new share sheet. Introducing two carousels- one for contacts and another for share actions and apps, Google eliminated the last-second loading that disrupted user while sharing the location.

Google Maps is also getting an organized share sheet with rounded corners, “To” field that lets users manually enter the name, phone number, and email is kept at the top. You can find contacts next and a swipe to right will display “More”, kept loading more contacts. All the apps and share-actions will be underneath. Maps will also note the account you will share the location or place from. You can discover more changes in the Share Sheet on the new 10.6.1 version of Google Maps for Android