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Google today announced the first step of its plan to repurpose Google+. The company has brought photos and videos stored in Google+ Photos over to Google Drive.
Google says your content should be available “immediately” if it’s new, and your entire library should show up “in a few weeks.” A new Photos menu in Google Drive on Android, iOS, and the web lets you manage your photos and videos alongside other types of files.
As you might expect, photos and videos that you can see in both Google+ and Google Drive only count once towards your storage limit. If you delete photos or videos from Google Drive or Google, they will also be deleted from the other service.
In regards to the change, Google explains that “your experience across Google should be seamless and consistent.” The announcement stops short of saying this is part of a broader effort by Google’s Bradley Horowitz to break out Google+ Photos and Google+ Streams.
Nonetheless, the company says Google+ Photos isn’t going away, and will still let you store, edit, and share your pictures. If, however, you want a way to ditch Google+ without losing all your photos and videos, Google Drive now lets you organize all your files in one place.
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