If you’re one of those people who never deletes the hundreds of photos on your smartphone that are taking up precious memory, Google Photos can now lend a hand. The service, which automatically backs up every photo you take, has introduced a new feature that will help you erase images from your device once they’re backed up.
The update to Google Photos on Android has introduced a ‘Free Up Space’ button on the settings screen, selecting it will bulk-delete all photos from a device that have already been backed up to the cloud, freeing up space for you to take even more photos. To make sure people don’t accidently delete photos that they want to keep on their smartphones, Google asks users to double-confirm their intent before the action takes place.
On certain Android devices, the new feature will also be able to delete backed-up photos from the SD card.