Google announced Google Photos reached two milestones. The photo uploading and storing service is almost half a year old. But that doesn’t mean it can’t grow as much as others have in at least double the time.
The two milestones announced by Google are that over 50 billion photos and videos have been uploaded on the Google Photos spinoff. At the same time, Google Photos just reached 100 million active users per month. That is big news for the company.
Splitting from Google+, a platform with not much success (some may argue), Google Photos is already ahead of main competitors Flickr, iCloud, or Carousel – offered by Dropbox. With an overarching presence across platforms and apps on Android, web-based and iOS, it’s easy to understand how the army of Google users would have switched to the unlimited photo service.
Especially since Google Photos has been hailed ever since the service’s launch in May as a simple to use, user-friendly, intuitive photo service. All the features present within other similar services have been brought under one umbrella, designed for efficiency and user content.
So Google announced Google Photos reached two milestones. Why all the fuss? Mainly due to the fact that Google’s photo service has only been launched in May. In contrast, Twitter and Pinterest were racing toward the 100 million user benchmark for approximately five years each. Instagram, one of the most popular photo services out there had to wait for over two years until 100 million users joined.
Certainly Google had a jump start anyhow, with users on the Google+ Photos platform migrating to the reinvented Google Photos service. At the same time, any user with a Google account has easy and unlimited access to Google Photos. Nonetheless, making things simple and keeping the sign-up procedure as uncomplicated as it gets translated in a good start for Google with new users as well.
It’s already a known fact that users tend to stick around when a photo service meets their requirements and ranks above competitors. This alone should spell clearly why Google announced Google Photos reached two milestones in such a short period of time.
Wondering about some hard data? Well, 50 million photos and videos uploaded since May. 3,720 TB freed on users’ devices thanks to the auto-upload feature. And 100 million active users each month in just under half a year.
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