Google is rolling out Express, a faster way to back up with Google Photos

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All this while, Google Photos offered two backup options – Original Quality and High Quality. However, for several people, the backup experience was at times longer and stalled because of infrequent access to Wi-Fi.

According to Google, over a third of people using Google Photos in India have some photos that hadn’t been backed up in over a month.

Now, Google offers a new backup option in Google Photos called Express backup that provides faster backup at a reduced resolution, making it easier to ensure your photos are backed up even when you might have poor or infrequent Wi-Fi connectivity.

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The company began offering this new backup option to a small percentage of people using Google Photos on Android in India last December and over the past week, it has started rolling out Express backup to more users in India. By the end of the week, Android users on the latest version of Google Photos should start seeing it as an option for backup.

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Google has shared that the company will bring Express backup to dozens of other countries, rolling out slowly.

In addition to rolling out Express as an additional backup option in India, Google is also introducing a new Data Cap option for backup that gives users more granular daily controls for using cellular data to back up.

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