Google offers an array of features that I have found most people aren’t using. For the most part, people who I come in to contact with are not aware that these services are available and just use the ones that the carriers tell them to use. The freedom to access your data and take your data with you is one of the most important features to me. When you use a service like the Carrier’s cloud (ie Verizon and At&t) they do not make it easy for you to take that data with you if you switch to another carrier. Google photos on the other hand is a free, unlimited, hi-res photo and video back up service that makes it easy to keep and share your media.
Just open the Google Photos app and log in to your account, your photos will begin to back up automatically.