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An online service by Google to safely store photos and videos. Most Android devices automatically store all the created media in it as the default setting.

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How to remove duplicate photos in Google Photo

I used to sync my photos to Drive as well as to Google+. Now that the two have been merged, I see lots and lots of duplicates in the new Google Photo app. Unfortunately some of the photos were ...
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Why does Google Photos “Free up space” feature tell me I can free up only 12MB?

I'm using Google Photos to backup and sync my photos to the cloud. In the menu in the Android app there's an option called "Free up storage", which will supposedly Remove original photos & ...
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Google photos uploads everything from DCIM folder

So in my Redmi Note 7 Pro, the screenshots and screen recordings all go in a subfolder inside DCIM folder. Photos (app by Google) simply uploads everything in the DCIM folder. I have tried this, but ...
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How do I exclude a subfolder in DCIM from Google Photos backup?

I set Google Photos to automatically back up pictures and videos I take and nothing else. I use an Xperia phone and it comes with a feature to take "Time Shift" photo which is essentially just a ...
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Google Photos really doesn't care for folder hierarchy on backups?

I've enabled the auto-backup feature from Google Photos on my Android phone, and every here and there it asked me through notifications if I wanted to backup a new given folder. I keep my photos ...
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Taking the odd photo that is confidential and shouldn't be synced or posted anywhere

I use Google Photos to backup all photos. For my camera app I use OpenCamera. On the occasion I take a picture of something confidential (for work or personal use). What is the easiest/best way to to ...
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How can Google Photos back up Google Keep notes with images?

Google Keep has the feature to directly take a photo and create a note with that photo. How can I add these taken photos to the automatic back-up procedure of Google Photos?
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Photos downloaded from facebook are appearing in Google Photos

Photos I download with the Facebook app on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 are synced to Google Photos. I would like only photos I take with my phone's camera or add manually to appear in Google Photos. Is ...
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Google Photos--disable grouping photos by day

The Google Photos App for Android groups photos by day. However, this feature becomes a problem when taking photos only occasionally. Only one photo per row is displayed, most of the time (see ...
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Add WhatsApp images to Google Photo album in the cloud

I have a HUAWEI P20 phone and I am using the native Google Photos app to organize my photos on this device. Only the Camera folder is set for automatic upload to the cloud. I am using Viber and ...
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Stop Google Photos app from deleting a local album

I have a lot of cool projects which I like to show off when I am on the road. On my phone, I have a 'demo' album created in Google photos. This is the single most used album on my phone, which I ...
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One click Google Photos backup & sync turn on/off

Google photos has this option nested within it settings → backup & sync. I use Xposed Edge for various gesture based activities in which you can configure an apps activity as gesture. But I ...
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Google Photos: Changing from iPhone to Samsung S9

I’m switching from iPhone 5SE to Samsung Galaxy S9. I’ve used Google Photos to save my photos and videos. Is the change from phones going to impact my data on Google Photos? Basically, when I log into ...
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How to transfer photos from internal storage to SD without impacting Google Photos and Dropbox?

I normally use my SD card to store photos. Due to some changes, photos I was taking were stored in phone storage for some time. I am back to storing them on the SD card. I am therefore left with ~500 ...
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Extremely heavy CPU usage (Google Photos 2.4.0.138833446)

The other day, I noticed that my phone was very warm and the battery was going down fast. A quick look at htop showed it was Google Photos. /system/bin/logd also has high usage when Photos is busy. ...
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Google Photos - Cannot turn on backup

I have a Yu Yureka mobile with stock CM12.1. It came preinstalled with Google Photos and I updated it to its latest version. It was working fine until one day I tried to free up space by deleting ...
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Google Photos, when syncing photos from both default camera and WhatsApp, how to segregate on cloud?

I use Google Photos and turn on syncing of photos, taken from my default camera on my mobile phone and also syncing of WhatsApp images. My question is: How can I have those synced to my google photo ...
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Google Photo to WhatsApp sharing only works once

When I share a photo from Google Photo to WhatsApp for the first time since starting the app, I can select a WhatsApp user who receives the photo as intended. However when I want to share additional ...
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Once you use “Free up space” in Google Photos, how do you keep some photos for offline?

Once you use “free up space” in Google Photos, how do you keep some photos for offline? I selected some photos and tried to share them to Gmail, but it created a link to the photos in online form.
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“Set as contact” ruins images in editing pane

I just bought my girlfriend a Zenfone 2 500ML, and I have to say I am really impressed about it. There are only an issue I would like to know if it is a known problem or not. When I want to set an ...
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Why aren't my photos appearing in Google Photos?

I've enabled the "Google Drive" setting in Photos, so I get a "Google Photos" folder in the root of my Google Drive. In this folder I can see all my current Google Photos that it imported from Google ...
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How do I delete all Google Photos pictures uploaded from a specific device only?

I have a Google Photos account which is constantly being backed up to from 3 devices (i.e. 3 phones back up their photos to the same Google Photos account.) Is there any possible method through which ...
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Where is Android photo album assignment stored?

the Android 10 photo viewer / Google Photo app has an option to assign a picture to a photo album. This assignment is stored even if the file is moved. Where is this assignment stored? Is it somehow ...
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How to delete all my photos in Google Photos on Android?

I regularly upload my photos from Android cell phone into my desktop Adobe Lightroom. So I wanna to delete all photos from Android Google Photos. How I can do this at once? The tricky part is I don't ...
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Google Photos auto cloud backup immediately after Samsung Camera app takes photo?

I want my Samsung A40 to do a Google Photos cloud backup immediately after Samsung Camera app takes a new photo. The problem: Samsung forces use of Samsung Camera app which use Samsung Gallery for ...
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Automatically tag photos for Albums based on their folder with Google Photos automatic upload?

On Android phones, messengers typically store media in folders that are recognized as Photo folders (e.g. WhatsApp and Viber). I want those folders to be included in the automatic upload of Google ...
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Recover deleted video in Google Photos app

In Google Photos I deleted permanently a video (before it was backed-up). Is there any way that I can recover it? It's very important to me.
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Google Photos backup

I've been trying to upload my photos to google photos. It's stuck on uploading x items. I tried restarting, removing cache, clearing storage. I even tried downgrading the google photos app version. My ...
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Why won't my videos appear in my gallery?

So, I have a Galaxy Note 9 here and I record pokemon go videos for YouTube. As I was recording my last video, my memory got full on my phone (no sd card) and my phone asked me if I would like to back ...
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Google Photos search to show only local photos

On my Android phone in Google Photos, I want to select and perform an operation only on photos which are actually stored on the device. I tried a couple of search terms such as "local" and "local:" ...
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How do I stop google photos/android from splitting up my video

I recorded myself reading a couple things for my kids yesterday. The total video length for 1 video was ~10 minutes. Today I went to look at it and the recording was split up into 4 videos. 3 of ...
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When I try to sync with Google Photos, it stops after a few photos

I am using the Google Photos app on my OnePlus 3 android phone. Each time I open it, Photos starts backing up (e.g. "Backing Up - 734 photos left"). This number will drop by 10 or 20 and then just ...
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Google Photos and Files Apps on Google Pixel 2 is giving the following error “android.process.media has stopped”

I have read quite a bit about this issue from "clearing caches" to "formatting your phone".... it works for some people and it doesn't for others. Well formatting your phone will work but you lose ...
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Stop Google Photos from Retaining Deleted Photos

If I take a photo using my phones stock camera app, and then delete it using the stock gallery app, it doesn't get deleted from Google Photos. How can I change it so that deleting photos on my phone ...
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Show which photos are not backed up to Google yet

I was using Google Photos in my Samsung J7 + Android 6, and it overlaid a small symbol on each photo which was in my phone and not synced to G Photos yet (I had disabled auto backup, so I did it ...
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Notification images appear in Google Photos backup

Why are images that appear in my notifications starting to appear in my Google Photos? How do I stop it?
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Transcend SD card recognized as SanDisk card

Recently I bought a Transcend SD card (32 GB) for my HTC One E8 dual sim, but Android recognized it as SanDisk card. Besides, I noticed that in Google Photos it sometimes takes too long to move ...
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How to share pictures from Photos to Instagram

I am on an older Android phone (Motorols Droid Turbo 2), and want to share an album (or even just single photos) from Google Photos to Instagram. I went through the steps of sharing on Photos, but ...
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Enable Google Photos Android backup from web

I'm trying to enable Google Photos backup from web like accessing to my account in photos.google.com and switching somewhere the backup to ON but there's no such "switch". Anyone know how can I turn ...
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Google Photos syncing stalled and draining battery

I've got a Sony Xperia Z. A couple of weeks ago a Google Photos notification came up saying that 1790+ photos have not been backed up to check settings and update storage. The settings hadn't been ...
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Is it possible to “share” google photo shared albums without making it public for everyone?

Shared Albums in Google Photos seem like a good idea. For example, if me and my friends all go to the same party, I can create a shared album with them and suddenly, they can see my photos of the ...
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Infinite time lapse using with cloud storge

I was looking for a solution that would send my backup directly to cloud so that my phone memory would not fill up. I am trying to make a very long time lapse (many frames over long period of time). ...
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Missing photos from Google Photos app! Help!

My son uploaded about 1000 photos but when he got home from holiday and logged onto the app the photos simply weren't there even though when he did the upload he got a backup successful message. Is ...
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“Unable to Load Photo” when setting image as wallpaper via Google Photos

Trying to change my wallpaper from the android Settings app, I tap 'From Gallery' on the film strip at the bottom which launches Google Photos. From there I select the photo I want, and it returns to ...