Google Photos is the service of the American giant that allows users to store photos and videos in the cloud . Other features complement the service. Users can automatically generate albums, animations, albums, etc. Last month, Google launched a new editor with smart-suggestions within Google Photos on Android . Google Photos logo - Credit: Google
As popular and loved by users as Google Photos could be, the service has disappointed many people recently. Indeed, Google announced that it was ending free and unlimited storage of photos and videos . From June 1, 2021, storage will be billed above the free 15 GB . So, some users are now starting to plan to transfer their photos and videos to an external hard drive or other cloud storage service. So here's how to easily recover your photos and videos stored on Google Photos .
Google Takeout is a very efficient export tool to recover data from Google Photos
Google Takeout is a tool available to all users. It allows you to download data from several services, including Google Photos. You can easily export a copy of your photos and videos stored in the cloud . We recommend that you do the export from a computer rather than a smartphone for convenience. Here are the steps to follow:
- Launch Google Takeout from a web browser like Google Chrome , Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox ;
- Make sure you are logged into the same Google account than the one associated with Google Photos where your photos and videos are stored;
- Deselect all the categories in the list and check only Google Photos ;
- Choose the specific albums you want to export if you don't want to recover them all;
- Then click on "Next step";
Select Google Photos from the list offered by Google Takeout - Credits: Google / Galaxie Media / Auriane Polge
- In "Send mode", choose where you want to send the data (download link via email, Google Drive , Dropbox , Microsoft OneDrive and Box );
- In" Frequency ", choose if you want to export a only once or if you want to do it every two months for a year;
- In "File type and size", choose the format of the export (ZIP or TGZ ) as well as the maximum file size (1, 2, 4, 10 and 50 GB). If the export is larger than your choice, several files will be created.
- Click on "Create an export To finish.
Choose the sending mode, frequency and type and size of file before creating the export - Credits: Google / Galaxie Media / Auriane Polge
Here you have started the export of your data stored onGoogle Photos. You can now check the progress in real time . You can also cancel the export at any time.
Source: Android Central