Google Photos stops syncing with Google Drive in July

by admin on Jun 13, 2019

Google Photos is just one of the far better solutions Google offers now– complimentary endless backups of images and also videos throughout all your gadgets– as well as one of my favored techniques for Google Photos was that everything I took injury up in a dedicated Google Drive folder for easy gain access to as well as organization, yet that function’s days resemble they’re phoned number.

The first reference of this opportunity came from Forbes a month back, as well as according to Android Police, the adjustments are can be found in an effort clear up individual complication and also provide a “streamlined” experience going forward.

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Evidently customers have been puzzled that deleting a photo in Google Photos erases the copy of it in Google Drive– and also the other way around– and also various other anomalies such as edits made in Google Photos not showing up on the picture in Google Drive. Admittedly, even the support page for Photos/Drive syncing has a lot of mistakes and also cautions in it, and this adjustment is aimed at making things much easier to comprehend and also manage for users.

It is worth keeping in mind that you’ll still be able to sync images to both Photos and Drive– but only with the Google Backup & Sync tool. Need to get images from Google Drive right into Google Photos? Google Photos will certainly have a “Upload from Drive” feature to permit easy importing, but there’s no such luck in the opposite direction, which is substantial drag for me as well as for all Chromebook customers.

See, because Google Drive is integrated into the Files application on Chromebooks, with automatic syncing turned on, you could access and also edit/upload Google Photos photos directly from the Google Photos folder in the Files app. With the brand-new modifications, that goes away as well as you’ll need to by hand download photos every time you wish to use them on a Chromebook, complicating what was a primarily smooth procedure.

This also suggests that ought to Google Photos go offline for any factor, your photos will certainly be entirely inaccessible, instead of still coming with Google Drive during unforeseen failures.

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