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treddinwater Level 6
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Google Drive Storage Promotion Ripoff

Great. I have contributed 4 MB of photos for google maps through Local Guides. I did this in order to get the extra drive storage. Google never gave me the storage. Now my photos, that are featured on google maps, are burning my cheapo google allotment of 15 measly MB. Thanks for lying and cheating google. It really now is Google's Earth. Jeez. 

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Re: Google Drive Storage Promotion Ripoff

Hi @treddinwater

100GB promotion ended on March 4, 2017. https://www.localguidesconnect.com/t5/General-Discussion/Google-Drive-Storage-Promotion-Ending/m-p/1...

You can follow the indications of @StephenAbraham

For having no space usage in for you storage, or at least for your contribution in maps. 

 

As this seems to be your first post in here, i take the opportunity to give you some information:

    • Explore the Forum menu, to see what the various sections are about. You will find many interesting parts regarding, for example, meet-up, or photographic technique.
    • Give to the post a descriptive title

As an extra tips, i would suggest you to Search the community before posting as the same subject can be already being discussed.

Welcome again, I hope to see you soon :)

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StephenAbraham Level 10
Level 10

Re: Google Drive Storage Promotion Ripoff

@treddinwater, you mean GB instead of MB right? 

Read this link, it will help you recover all that storage taken up by photos. But do make sure you understand what this recovery means, that all your photos will be compressed to a max of 16MP only. So if your original photo is 24MP, after this setting, it will end up at 16 MP max. It's not reversible after you do this.

https://www.localguidesconnect.com/t5/General-Discussion/Free-up-space-in-your-Google-Drive-for-phot...

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Re: Google Drive Storage Promotion Ripoff

Hi @treddinwater

100GB promotion ended on March 4, 2017. https://www.localguidesconnect.com/t5/General-Discussion/Google-Drive-Storage-Promotion-Ending/m-p/1...

You can follow the indications of @StephenAbraham

For having no space usage in for you storage, or at least for your contribution in maps. 

 

As this seems to be your first post in here, i take the opportunity to give you some information:

    • Explore the Forum menu, to see what the various sections are about. You will find many interesting parts regarding, for example, meet-up, or photographic technique.
    • Give to the post a descriptive title

As an extra tips, i would suggest you to Search the community before posting as the same subject can be already being discussed.

Welcome again, I hope to see you soon :)

zeiv Level 7
Level 7

Re: Google Drive Storage Promotion Ripoff

That is so true. I' level 7 guide and Google took free 100gb space. Now i should pay for extra storage to contribute Google services on which Google makes money. It wasn' enough that I was doing it for free, plus paying my mobile data plan to upload pictures, now I should pay for gdrive storage?????

It was 1Tb free first, than 100gb, than a badge!!!!, not real one rather a small jpg picture!!!!

That is a way to treat someone who contribute!!!!!  Lie to them and charge them

treddinwater Level 6
Level 6

Re: Google Drive Storage Promotion Ripoff

I didn't select this solution. What's with that? The solution is google should host the local guides contributions. 

zeiv Level 7
Level 7

Re: Google Drive Storage Promotion Ripoff

It seems that Google cares for money not for people who contributed to Google services. 

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Re: Google Drive Storage Promotion Ripoff

Hi @treddinwater

I'm the one that marked the solution, because this Is the solution. Your photos are stored for free, using the simple settings that @StephenAbraham

and myself suggest to you. Stephen is a L10, and I am a L8, we have a lot of contributions loaded in Maps and we are not facing the same problem. My 100GB expired 3 months ago, so I searched how to solve it, and the solution works fine. I was aware, as it was clearly stated in the promotion, that it was only for one year, but this is not going to affect our contributions in Google Maps.

Please be so kind to read what has been provided to you. 

 

Thanks 

 

Ermes 

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Re: Google Drive Storage Promotion Ripoff

Dear @zeiv

If you are so kind to read the solution that has been provided, you will probably discover that you do not need to buy any extra storage to contribute to Google Maps, nor to store your own photos and videos  in high quality for free, without any limit.

 

Feel free to try before complaining for a non problem. 

 

I wish you all the best for a wonderful new year 2018 

 

Ermes 

PTKLENK Level 7
Level 7

Re: Google Drive Storage Promotion Ripoff and Photo Tab will disappear

Google depends heavily on Local Guides to provide photos and reviews. For example, my images have been viewed close to 5 million times. I would say that the number of views is substantial and benefits anyone using Google Maps. Is that not the ultimate goal?

 

Well, apparently not! Why do I say this? Because the Google Photos tab is destined to be dissolved along with 100 GBs of storage to give way to a paid plan. Screw Google!

 

i am a professional photographer and was promised additional storage based upon attaining a specific level and I did. Now, Google has arbitrarily determined to remove 1/2 of my storage. Why? Greed!

 

Well, the reward was small considering the continuous effort! Consequently, I am done with Google Maps and the inherent unfairness to the Local Guides!

zeiv Level 7
Level 7

Re: Google Drive Storage Promotion Ripoff and Photo Tab will disappear

That is what I'm thinking.  Unfair from Google  (i could use much stronger words). This is the way to loose large number of Local guides.