How to download all your photos from Google Photos: A step-by-step guide


Google Photos is a cloud storage service from Google that allows users to store photos on the cloud and access them from any device anywhere with an Internet connection. For normal users, Google gives 15GB of free cloud storage which is shared by other Google services like Gmail and Google Drive.

Many times free cloud storage users face the problem of running out of storage, which hinders the functioning of other Google services. A simple and easy solution is to purchase additional storage on the cloud and continue using the various services, but if you are not someone who regularly stores photos in the cloud or if you have cloud storage from other cloud service providers like Microsoft and Amazon, There is access to free storage, then you can download all your photos and transfer them to other cloud storage.

If you’re running short of space and don’t want to buy storage in Google Photos, you can use this step-by-step guide to download all your photos from Google Photos.

How to download all photos from Google Photos

step 1: go to your Google account and click Data & Privacy scroll down further Download or delete your data.

step 2: click on Download your data.

step 3: under create a new export go for Select the data to include.

step 4: Click deselect all And scroll down to Google Photos and select the checkbox.

Step 5: scroll down and click on Next Step,

Step 6: under Choose file type, frequency and destination go for Destination and from transfer to Select your desired destination from the dropdown Send download link via email, Add to Google Drive, Add to Dropbox, Add to OneDrive, or Add to Box,

Step 7: Scroll down to Frequency and select export once If you want to download your photo only once. you can also Export every 2 months for 1 year If you want Google to automatically send you photos every two months.

Step 8: scroll down file type and size and middle selection zip And .tgz.

Step 9: scroll down file size And choose the largest possible file size to avoid getting your photos in multiple files.

Step 10: click on create export And the process is over.

It’s worth noting that Google may take hours or days to complete your export and it will notify you via email once the export is ready. If you’ve selected recurring exports, Google will create your download file every two months and notify you by email.

Additionally, you can also cancel your export by clicking on cancel export button.

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