Now that Google Photos is a couple of months old and doing quite well, it looks like the company is finally ready to shut down the previous Google+ Photos. Google recently made a Google+ announcement that on 1 August 2015, they will shut down Google+ Photos for Android, iOS and the web.
For those of you who are still using Google+ Photos, the company is encouraging you to switch over to Google Photos now. On your Android device, you should receive a prompt from Google+ Photos to download the new app. If you don’t see it, simply visit the Play Store to download Google Photos onto your device.
Google Photo still comes with the older features found on Google+ Photos like its editing tools, Auto Awesome, and such. On top of that, you can also get to enjoy new features like automatic organisation and unlimited storage for high quality photos and pictures.
The move to remove Google+ Photos will start on 1 August 2015 for Android devices, followed by the Web and iOS. If you don’t plan on using Google Photos, don’t worry, the Google+ Photos app will stop working, but your photos and videos will still remain safely stored and are available at photos.google.com or for export using Google Takeout.