Hidden code shows Google reaching for your wallet with the Photos app

Many Android and even some iOS users like to use the free editing tools available on the Google Photos app. But strings of code in version 5.18 of Google Photos indicate that there are plans underway to place some editing features behind a paywall. The strings include sentences such as “Get extra editing features with a Google One membership” and “Unlock this feature and more with a Google One membership.” As the accompanying screenshot can attest to, Google is planning to make the Photos editing features available as part of a Google One cloud storage monthly subscription.
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