Google Photos' 200 million users have freed up 13.7 petabytes of storage to date

Google Photos is now officially one year old, and Google has celebrated the occasion by providing some hard numbers on just how big the service has become in the past year.

As Google previously mentioned at Google I/O, Google Photos now sports a staggering 200 million monthly active users. And with that many users comes some pretty impressive factoids:

We've delivered more than 1.6 billion animations, collages and movies, among other things. You've collectively freed up 13.7 petabytes of storage on your devices—it would take 424 years to swipe through that many photos! We've also applied 2 trillion labels, and 24 billion of those have been for … selfies.

The service, which hit the scene as a replacement for the photos feature in Google+, has certainly enjoyed a successful first year, and it will be interesting to see where Google takes it in its next year.

If you're interested in learning more about how you can leverage some of Google Photos' features for yourself, Google has also listed some of the team's favorite tips that are worth checking out in the full blog post.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster