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5 Tips To Get Most Out Of Google Photos

When it comes to storing photos online, Google Photos is the king. With unlimited storage for files under a certain size, and ability to buy extra storage for cheap, Google Photos is the must have service for anyone who likes taking pictures. Additionally, the apps for iOS and Android works like magic, making your photos backing up experience hassle free. But, many smartphone users are still ignorant about the full capabilities of this service, often resorting to the primitive method of plugging smartphone to computers to backup photos. Despite how many devices you use daily, Google Photos will upload and keep the photos synced across all of them. So, here is a handy guide on how to get the most out of Google Photos.

Backing up photos from your mobile device

Backing up photos from your mobile device
Backing up photos from your mobile device

Backing up photos from a mobile device is pretty straight forward. Install the Google Photos app for Android and iOS on your phone and set it up to upload your photos in the background by giving the app access to the gallery or Photos app. Make sure you to turn on the appropriate sync options in the app settings.

Free up space on your phone

Free up space on your phone
Free up space on your phone

The single most feature that makes Google Photos a must app is its ability to delete photos from the device that has already been backed up to cloud. To free up space, go to the app's settings and then to the 'Manage Device Storage' tab, where you can free up space on your phones or tablets.

Backing up photos from your computer

Backing up photos from your computer
Backing up photos from your computer

You can back up photos from your computer to Google photos by using Google's recently launched 'Backup and Sync' application. You can download it here, and after installing, you can assign specific folders you want to backup from your PC.

Using search

Using search
Using search

Google Photos search functionality is powered by its advanced Machine Learning algorithms that are capable of recognizing texts and objects in images. If you want to see all the pictures of dogs in your Google Photos album, all you need is just search the word 'dog' and it will show you all the images that have dogs in it.

Creating shared albums

Creating shared albums
Creating shared albums

If you want to pool together all photos from an event you attended or a trip you had with your friends, then Shared Albums is the way to go. You can create albums and add images, and share it with selected friends who can then download and add their photos to the album.

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