SHOCKED Google Photos users have reportedly had a nasty surprise to find their precious pictures ruined.
People noticed that old snaps stored on the platform for five years or more were having strange quality issues over the weekend.
Many have shared examples of worrying lines, cracks, and dots.
It’s almost like a physical photo suffering water damage, some have noted.
“This is bad,” said one user.
“I specifically keep my data on Google Photos to keep it safe and away from my home.”
Another added, “I can’t express how depressing this is right now.”
A third person commented, “I will be absolutely devastated when all my memories are permanently ruined… does anyone know if this can be fixed?”
Fortunately, Google has recognized the problem and is solving it.
“We are aware of the problem and are implementing a solution,” the company said phone arena.
“The original photos are not affected.”
But it is not entirely clear what is causing the error.
Some have suggested it might have something to do with how images are compressed so they load faster.
Luckily, users have noticed that the images appear quite normally while downloading.
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https://www.thesun.ie/tech/9475122/google-photos-ruined-bug-corrupt-fix/ Warning to ALL Google Photos users as the horrible error will “ruin your old pictures” – The Irish Sun