Newsletter: Google’s Tough To Swallow Pills

Newsletter: Google’s Tough To Swallow Pills

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Victory is not always winning the battle…but rising every time you fall.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

NO MORE UNLIMITED STORAGE FOR UNSUPPORTED VIDEOS ON GOOGLE PHOTOS

THE STORY

Google users won’t be able to upload unsupported videos on Google Photos that cannot be processed. They can only be reviewed and if not played than they could only be deleted or downloaded.

NO MORE FREE STORAGE ON GOOGLE PHOTOS?

Well, looks like Google broke the made promises of giving free storage. However, it is still offering free storage space for images and videos but not for some video formats that Google doesn’t support. Google announced that now if any unsupported video is uploaded on Google Photos then that storage space will be consumed. To free up this consumed space, user has to delete the video. Although, before deleting the video, users can download it, which will be saved on phone’s memory.

Also, Google Photos will play your video in the app only when it is:

  • At least 1 second long.
  • The right video file types such as: .mpg, .mod, .mmv, .tod, .wmv, .asf, .avi, .divx, .mov, .m4v, .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m2t, .m2ts, .mts and .mkv files.

HOW TO DOWNLOAD OR DELETE UNSUPPORTED VIDEOS FROM GOOGLE PHOTOS?

Follow the step by step guide given to delete or download unsupported videos from Google Photos:

  1. Open a browser on your Android/iOS phone or tablet.
  2. Now, in web browser, go to photos.google.com.
  3. Here, from the left top corner, tap on Menu and go to Settings.
  4. Now, tap Unsupported videos. Here, tap on download icon to download a video or tap on delete button to delete a video.

Once, you delete a video, it will be deleted permanently from Google Photos. But, in case, if you have downloaded the video, then it stays on your device and is not permanently deleted.

NO PLANS FOR CHINESE SEARCH ENGINE SERVICE SAYS GOOGLE CEO

THE STORY

Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google in from U.S. Congressional Panel said that there are no current plans for Chinese search service.

WHAT’S THE WHOLE STORY?

Well, since 2010, Google main search platform has been blocked by China. And, to stay in the Asian market, Google is continuously trying to get their hands on Chinese soil for a censored and independent search engine service.

But, seems like all the efforts, for now, are useless as Sundar Pichai clearly denied in front of U.S. Congressional Panel that there are only some internal efforts and for future, there are no such plans till yet.

WHAT GOOGLE CEO SUNDAR PICHAI SAID?

When Mr. David Cicilline, U.S. Representative asked Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google that,

‘Are any employees currently having product meetings on Chinese project?’

To which he replied,

“We have undertaken an internal effort but right now there are ‘no plans’ to launch a search service in China.”

Many other important revelations were made by Google’s CEO in front of the panel. However, for now, Google has made everything clear about every aspect and queries that the members had.

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