Google Photos celebrates 200 million users »

Anil Sabharwal, Vice President of Google Photos:

A year ago, we introduced Google Photos with one mission: To be a home for all your photos and videos, organized and brought to life, so that you can share and save what matters.

Now 200 million of you are using Google Photos each month. We’ve delivered more than 1.6 billion animations, collages and movies, among other things. You’ve collectively freed up 13.7 petabytes of storage on your devices—it would take 424 years to swipe through that many photos! We’ve also applied 2 trillion labels, and 24 billion of those have been for … selfies.

I still keep all of my photos in Dropbox, and started backing them up to Google Photos many months ago. It’s an amazing tool; searching for photos is fast and easy, and the built-in Assistant makes it easy to relive days in the past, and organize photos into albums. While I still sync some albums to my iPhone via USB, but I love having all of my photos just a few taps away. I’m glad it seems to be successful.