Backing up pictures and videos is something very necessary, most especially if these videos mean a thing or two to you
Here you can learn how to upload documents and folders to your google drive irrespective of the device you are
using. This post, however, is to teach you how to use another of Google’s free features named “Google Photos”
In cases where you want to store these photos without compressing, Google drive is the one for you, above there, is a link on how to use Google Drive.
Note that Google Drive offers space for just 15Gig thou you can upgrade it by buying more space(Pretty Cheap).
Note again, before using ANY of Google services, you must have an account with them,
Requirements To Be Able To Upload Photos To Google Photos
2. An active Gmail account.
3. Your Mobile device or PC
Upload Photos To Google Photos From Your Mobile Device(iOS and Android) Using Google Photos App
The Pictures used in this tutorial is for Android Mobile Devices.
Step 1: Download and install the “Google Photos” app for your Android or iOS device. Go to your device app store to get this.
I have the app already, so in your case, the Install button will be visible.
Step 2: Locate the app, open it and tap the ‘Menu‘ button; they are three horizontal bars at the higher left-hand side of your screen.
Step 3: Locate and select the “Choose An Account” option. Here you are going to choose the Gmail account you want to back up this photos too if you have just created an account, you will
be prompted to log-in, if you already have an account in your android device, you will be asked to select an account. Now choose a Gmail account.
Step 4: When you choose this option, Google Photos will ask you if you’ll love them to auto-backup your photos. That is, the moment you
store a photo, they are backed up on the cloud and YEAH! It consumes data or bandwidth. If you are on a metered
connection, don’t accept this option most especially in a case where you want to upload just a few pictures.
Step 5: After choosing an account, the Application’s interface changes, don’t shiver. Hold and mark the photos you wish to upload
Step 6: Click on the three vertical lines at the higher right-hand part of the screen, you will see a ‘Back Up‘ option, click it and watch them upload.
Allow Google Photo To Automatically Backup Your Photos(Mobile Device)
Let’s assume you’ve added your Google account already a few days back, that is step 1 – step 6 above and you’ve decided that Google Photos should now automatically backup your photos and videos online all you have to do is
Step 1: Open your Google Photo App.
Step 2: Click on the ‘Cloud’ ☁️ button at the higher right part of your screen.
Step 3: Toggle auto backups on or off, and you are good to go.
Upload Photos To Google Photos From Your PC(Windows And Mac)
Step 2: Sign in to your google account, if your account is already on your browser(chrome) no need for this then.
Step 3: Click the upload button at the top right-hand corner, it always looks like an arrow facing up.
Step 4: The browser will provide you with a window, navigate to the photos you wish to back up.
Step 5: Using your “Ctrl” key( For windows) and/or ‘Command’ “⌘” key (For Mac) mark and select the photos you wish to upload.
Step 6: Click on Ok/Select/Open and watch it do its thing.
Hope it worked out?
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