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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 can I text a photo from Google Photos instead of a link?

On my Pixel 2, I can include a photo in a text message in these two ways: Open Messages app, select recipient, Hit "+", select photo on phone, touch "MMS" to send. Open Google Photos app, select ...
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How to archive all photos from an album in google photos app

I have an album with more than thousand photos in it. I want to archive all the photos in this album. I didn’t see any option in google photos app for archiving all the photos inside an album. Is ...
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Do Gallery or Google Photos create extra copies of media from other apps?

I have a lot of media files on my phone: some of them are sent and received by WhatsApp, others are made by my camera. I configured Gallery application to see WhatsApp media directories and I use ...
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Google Photos app stuck on “Getting ready to back up”

I've been using Google Photos backup and sync for years without problem until yesterday. It is stuck on "Getting ready to back up" for a day instead of "Backup complete". Any suggestions how to ...
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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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How can I get Google Photos app to see old/other photos stored on SD card?

On my wife's LG G5 she uses Google Photos as her choice of photo gallery app. She took photos until her device memory filled up, so I bought her a micro-SD card. I went into File Manager and moved all ...
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Force specific folder to be added to Photos?

How can I force media-scanner to index a particular folder? I use an app that takes photos and stores them in a sub-folder of it's own data folder. The data folder has a .nomedia file, so the photos ...
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Google Photo changing resolution

Using Google photo with "High quality" setting I'm having all my photos compressed to 12MP even if every photo is shooted from a Nexus 6P. (16Mp) I'm asking this since the app is supposed to change ...
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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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Google Photos can't free space when pictures are on SD card

I'm using Google Photos and I love the automatic backup and free-space feature. Lately (from the day I got a SD card into the phone, which could be meaningful) I see google photos is backing them up ...
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Is deleting our gallery after having saved our photos in Google photos safe?

I wanted to know if it was possible to delete our gallery after having saved all our photos in Google photos ? Will our photos be saved in like our Google account or something like that ? Or it will ...
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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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Recover photos from Google Photos cache

About two months ago (just over 60 days so they are no longer in Trash), I manually deleted thousands of photos off my Google Photos account due a problem I had with duplicate files. I had a back up ...
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Record video in QHD then reduce to FHD is the same thing of record in FHD

I have a Galaxy S7 Flat, and I use Google Photos Unlimited backup free (which means at max/reduce videos to Full HD). So I was wondering if I record in Quad HD (4K) has the same quality of recording​ ...
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Gallery is not opening

I have multiple issues in my android device and I believe all are related to Gallery. Gallery is not opening. No images in Google Photo. When I go to File Manager > DCIM > Camera, I see all images. ...
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How do I force Google Photos app to refresh?

I deleted some images on photos.google.com but the Photos app on my phone doesn't reflect these changes and still show the images. How do I force the app to refresh? I already tried clearing cache but ...
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Can I avoid to synchronize videos with Google Photos, I want only pictures to be synced

I use Google Photos to synchronize pictures from my smartphone with the cloud. I do not want to synchronize the videos. Is this possible?
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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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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 to Sync Screenshots to Google Photos automatically?

I would like to sync my screenshots to Google Photos. OS: OxygenOS 3.1 Phone: OnePlus 2
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How “Google Pixel (XL)” activates the “unlimited full resolution photo and video backup”

Google offers Pixel-Phone customers "Unlimited Full resolution photo and video backup". Does anyone know how Google handle this? I can imagine 3 options - but does anyone know which one matches ...
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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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How can I check storage I have used on Google photos

I know google photos is giving unlimited storage (for 16MP photos and 1020p videos). I have uploaded around 5000 photos and videos, but I cannot find the storage I have used.
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What exactly does the pop filter in google photo editor do and how can it be applied to videos?

The google photo editor has a "pop" filter (it might be called diferentlly on an english phone) I would like to know what exactly this filter does and how it could be applied to a video - for example ...
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How to Auto-upload Screenshots of Android to Google Photos or Other?

I just noticed that my phone is not automatically uploading screenshots into Google Photos. Phone: Oneplus 2 OS: OxygenOS 3.1 (Android 6.x) Phone: Oneplus 3T OS: Oreo 8.0
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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 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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Change Facebook (and others) photo saving folder

I'd like to ask a question about the facebook app (but it is not only one that does this). Currently, when I save any photo from facebook, it saves into /DCIM/Facebook. Now I would not normally care ...
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Did Google remove the “backup while on wifi” option from the Photos app?

I recently updated Google Photos (Build version 1.23.1.126715090) on my Android phone and noticed that my photos are no longer set to automatically sync to the cloud. I went into the app's settings ...
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Gallery and Google Photo Syncing

Samsung S5. I have Google Photos set to backup my Pictures folder when on WiFi and power. Day 1: Take several photos. Backup takes place overnight. Day 2: Take more photos and delete some photos ...
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How to delete photos ONLY from google photos backup?

I backed up some photos in my android device to Google Photos. I want to un-backup them. I want them to stay only internally on my device. But if I delete photos from the app it deletes them also from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to force Google Photos to sync photos to the cloud?

I just took a picture with my phone and a few seconds later I refreshed Google Photos on my computer and the picture was there. But then I took a second picture and five minutes of refreshing later ...
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Google Photos did not compress a few items, even on high quality mode

As the title suggests, My settings on my Android app is high quality, not original size Most photos are getting compressed, very few photos are left uncompressed Most videos are left uncompressed The ...
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How to watch photo sphere taken on another device offline on android?

Short I have taken several photo spheres on my old Nexus 5. Now I have migrated to the new Nexus 5x, how can I watch the photo spheres offline? Detail Since the mobile internet is really limited (...
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How do I set Google Photos to ignore videos?

I only want to back up photos and not videos.
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How can I free up Google Photos storage usage from Google Drive

Google Photos (previously Google+) automatically backs up your photos from your phone to your Google+ / Google Photos account. They give you the option to backup a compressed version which is ...
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Difference between Google Photos Sync and Google Photos Backup Sync?

In the Accounts section of setup, what is the difference between Google Photos Sync and Google Photos Backup Sync? When would I want to enable one over the other, and when would I want to enable both?...
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How can I change the file size of photos uploaded to Google Photos?

i have uploaded my photos in google photos with upload size Original. Now 4.4GB only left out of 15GB. I have deleted photos in my phone after uploading to google photos. Now i changed my google ...
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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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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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Individual Photo Backup : New Google Photos

I've enabled Auto-backup in the new Google Photos app. And I have excluded some folders from being backed-up. But this seems to be all or nothing. I want some of the photos in those excluded folders ...
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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 ...
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Delete constrained 2048px images and upload “high quality” < 16MP photos

I'm attempting to delete my constrained 2048px images off of google photos to make way for the new less than 16MP photos "high quality" version of the photos. My concern is that by deleting the ...
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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 ...