iCloud Photos automatically keeps all of your photos and videos in sync across all of your Apple devices so you can access them from your Mac, iOS, Apple TV, or on the Web. Apple offers 5 GB for free, but you can upgrade to 50 GB, 200 GB, or 2 TB for a monthly fee.
It originally debuted on iOS 8.1 on 2014 and solved a key problem for users of Apple products. As the camera in the iPhone continued to improve, users struggle with how to make sure their photos and videos were backed up and available on all of their devices. Prior to its introduction, companies like Everpix and Loom filled in the gap. Since its original debut, Apple has added features like Memories, Collections, and Years. Users can also create shared albums to gather photos from vacations, parties, etc.
While Google Photos is a great alternative, but for people who are 100% in the Apple ecosystem, it remains the easiest way to sync photos (and edits to photos) across all of your devices. With Apple’s photo sharing and organization solutions, all of your photos and videos are backed up incase you loose or break your device.