Google Photos Live Albums has a 10,000-photo limit

Google Photos Live Albums has a 10,000-photo limit
Live Albums is a relatively new feature aimed at Google Photos users. It's meant to automatically turn any album that you already have into a live album by choosing the people you want to see in them.

There's one tiny thing that we didn't know about Live Albums though, which might be disappointing for photographers. It appears that you can only add up to 10,000 photos or videos to a private album. When the 10,000-photo limit is reached, you'll get a “Live album paused” warning, so in order to add new photos, you will have to remove some from your library.

It's probably not a big deal for ordinary users who take a photo or two from time to time, but for those who capture anything while on the move this might pose a problem. Another issue is the fact that Google Photos doesn't automatically delete uninspired or blurry photos, so you'll have to go through your library once in a while and manually removed them.

It's worth noting that a shared album has a 20,000-item limit, which means that two people can each add up to 10,000 photos or videos. Google also says that some feature may not be available when you have a large album, but doesn't mention what exactly won't work.

source: Google via The Verge

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14 Comments

1. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1114; Member since: May 01, 2017

If you have a problem with a 10,000 limit, then you have serious issues. The only people I can see making a fuss are "professional" photographers but even then, the legit ones are being smart and keeping their stuff on a external harddrive

3. mootu

Posts: 1321; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Why would someone have "serious issues", some people just like taking a lot of photo's. Over the last 10 years or so my wife has taken and uploaded around 39,000 pics, and those are just the ones she chooses to keep.

5. dimas

Posts: 3233; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

39000 / 10 years= 3,900 pictures per year or 10.68 pictures per day non-stop. For real?

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3075; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

- 1 after wake up photo - 1 breakfast photo - 1 photo when going to work and find something interesting - 3 photos at work place - 1 lunch photos - 1 photo when going back fromwork - 2 dinner photos on weekday - 10 photos of cat That's make sense /s

7. mootu

Posts: 1321; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"39000 / 10 years= 3,900 pictures per year or 10.68 pictures per day non-stop. For real?" Yup, don't forget at things like parties weddings etc she could take over 100. On holiday there might be anything up to a thousand pics taken before she sorts through them. She's just snap happy and it keeps her quiet (thank god) I don't know why you find this weird, i know teenagers that take over 10 sefies per day and thats without pics of anything else.

9. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5473; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

100 pictures of a wedding, make a live album of the party/wedding. 1000 pictures of the vacation, make a live album of the vacation. Both cases you are not even close to the 10.000 limit.

10. dimas

Posts: 3233; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

"She's just snap happy and it keeps her quiet (thank god)" You mean you don't talk to your wife? Then why the hell did you marry her in the first place? I love talking to my wife when drama queens and toxic coworkers are away during break time. "I don't know why you find this weird, i know teenagers that take over 10 sefies per day " Those are teenagers, it's normal for them to be vain. I only take pictures on weekends or if there's an event, not everyday. Don't misunderstand, I was just surprised by the numbers you wrote.

8. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5473; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

You do know it's a 10.000 limit to a live album. So even when you make a live album for every year, you don't hit the 10.000 limit (on average). And it's not a limit to photos in an album, it's a limit to photos in a live album.

11. dimas

Posts: 3233; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Bro, I appreciate your explanation but we're not talking about the live photo limit anymore. It's that guy above, his wife took 39,000 pictures in 10 years!

12. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5473; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Haha sorry, misread your comment a little. But I admit, it's a s**tload of pics. But if I look at my sister, she's a happy little snapper as well. If she goes out to dinner, she takes pics of the appetizers, her main course, the waiters butt, dessert.

14. dimas

Posts: 3233; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I'm really getting old, I don't understand this obsessed snapper thing. Anyways, you, dark and the rest have a great time with your new gadgets this coming holiday.

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3075; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This Live Album isn't even 1 month old, and some people managed to hit the cap, nice..

2. dimas

Posts: 3233; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Damn, that's a big problem for my 9,999 cat pictures...

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