Inching closer to the app experience The two most notable developments in 2020 concerning Google Photos were the end of support for free unlimited storage and the redesign that revolved around Memories. However, the latter only affected the app while the web experience largely remained the same.
To transfer photos from Google Photos to another account, you can use one of these methods:
- Use the Google Takeout program.
- Add a partner to create a Shared Library.
Google Photos is an excellent solution for keeping all your pictures, especially as you can sync them automatically with Google Drive. Unfortunately, since mid-July, 2019, syncing has been disabled, which has left everyone searching for an alternative backup method.
Most notably, it includes a map view — you can easily browse all the photos you took on your last vacation (when vacations were still a thing), or remember which street corner had that sculpture you liked.
I first saw this on The Verge, where “Facebook’s new tool makes it easy to transfer photos and videos to Google Photos“… The tool is rolling out today and can be accessed by heading to your Facebook settings, then go to the tab that is labelled “Your Facebook Information”. There you will find an option to transfer your photos and videos and will be required to make the connection to your Google account before you can transfer these files.