Google Photos is the first name that comes up when we talk about backing up photos online. With its effortless and seamless cloud storage, easy sharing and searching options, Google Photos is not less than a blessing for people who maintain a massive collection of digital images. This powerful service offers tons of possibilities beyond its widely known basics. So, here are the tips and tricks to make you master Google Photos.
Share Your Pictures/Videos with Others
Some people like to keep their images to themselves while others like to share them. Luckily, you can share your photos, videos, music, movies, albums with your friends even if they don’t have Google Photos app. This is one of the best features that Google Photos has introduced, which just takes one link to share your valuable memories with your dear ones.
When you send a link, your friends can click on it to view your selected images. This feature also takes care of your privacy and allows you to delete the shared images if you want to.
Follow the below instructions to share the picture with others.
Step 1: Open your Google Photos app and Sign in to your Google Account.
Step 2: Choose the images or videos that you want to share with your friends and click on Share option.
Step 3: Now, type the contact number, email or name of the person with whom you want to share the pictures. You can also select a family group when you want to share the picture with your family.
Step 4: Click on the done button and add the message or title you want to say to friends.
Step 5: Now, click on Send. That’s it! You’re done.
Get Related Search Results
As Google Photos provides unlimited storage for its users. it is difficult to search for the specific picture out of the thousands of pictures available in Google Photos. You can use the search feature of Google Photos that helps you to search related images with ease. For example, you’re looking for your daughter’s picture that has been clicked in front of a mountain, then just type mountain in the search bar to get the all the images which have a mountain in it. You can also search the images by entering the time and location where you have clicked the pictures.
Backing Up Your Photos from Social Media Apps
Google Photos seamlessly transfers when taking backup of our smartphone to the cloud. The same way, you can also back up social media apps like Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp on your Android device. All you need to do is, open the app menu of the Google Photos app on your Android device and click on the device folders to select the folders you want to back up.
Remove Geo-Location Data
When you share your picture with your friends and family members, you also share the Exif data with them, such as location, size and time. The data which is transferred along with your pic gives an opportunity to others to track where that picture has been clicked. If you’re not interested in sharing additional information with others then you can remove geolocation from your pictures.
Follow the below steps to remove geo-location in items shared by link:
Step 1: Go to “Settings”.
Step 2: Under Location, you will see a “Remove Geo-location” option toggle it.
Now, whenever you will share your pictures with others, it will remove geo-location information from selected pictures before sending it to others.
Note: Using a link is a safe way to share pictures with anyone instead of sharing it on social media platforms.
Share Videos on YouTube
‘Google Photos’ name might reflect as it only works only for Photos but it handles your videos as well. You can keep an unlimited number of videos in Google Photos. However, it provides maximum quality of 1080p. If you’ve a video in the Google Photos that you want to upload on the YouTube page, then you can use the new feature of Google Photos, which allows you to import video directly to YouTube. Apart from putting title and tagging the people, this feature is also useful for doing the basic editing in the video.
Use Google Photos Offline
It is possible to use Google Photos when you don’t have an internet or Wi-Fi connection to access. But for that, you need to enable “Backup and sync” so whenever you click pictures without the Internet, it will back them up as soon as you connect to the Internet or WiFi connection.
You can notice an upload icon on the photos that are yet to be backed up. Best of all, the app will send a notification to you in case you forgot to back up your images and videos for a longer during or weeks.
Recover Your Deleted Photos
There are many situations when we accidentally end up deleting some of the pictures or folders. If you’re using Google Photos then you don’t need to worry, you can recover the deleted pictures in real time. You can get all the deleted items in the “Trash” folder.
Click on the three horizontal lines icon, which is available at the left corner and hit on the Trash. In the Trash folder, you will get a list of the items you have deleted intentionally or unintentionally. Tap on the item you want to restore and hit the restore button.
Google Photos is an organized and labeled application. You can rely on Google Photos to backup, manage and share your photos in real time. We hope these tips and tricks will help you to use Google Photos like a master.