The Ultimate Guide to Storing Your Photos on Google

Photos are a huge part of our lives, and with smartphones and digital cameras becoming more advanced, we’re taking more photos than ever. But what happens when you run out of space on your device? This is where Google Photos comes in – it’s a free app that lets you store an unlimited number of photos online. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of storing your photos on Google.

Getting started with Google Photos

First things first: download the Google Photos app from the App Store or Play Store if you haven’t already. Once downloaded, sign in to your Google account (or create one if you don’t have one). You can then start uploading your photos straight away.

Uploading your photos

There are two ways to upload photos to Google Photos: manually and automatically.

To manually upload a photo or video, open the app and tap on the icon that looks like a cloud with an up arrow inside it. Select ‘upload’ from the menu that appears. You’ll then be prompted to select which photo(s) or video(s) you want to upload.

If you want all new photos and videos taken on your device to be uploaded automatically as soon as they’re taken (and when connected to Wi-Fi), go into ‘settings’, then select ‘backup & sync’. Switch this feature on by tapping its toggle button.

Organising your photos

Google Photos has some fantastic organising features built in so that once uploaded, finding specific images becomes much easier. Here’s how:

– Albums: Create albums for specific occasions or themes by selecting multiple images/videos within their library view.
– Faces: Within “People” Album tab along bottom navigation pane will use facial recognition techonology allowing users see all pictures where certain individuals appear.
– For privacy purposes user can name every individual associate with those pictures
– Places: Google Photos will use location data to group photos of similar places together.

Sharing your photos

Now that you’ve backed up and organised your photos, it’s time to share them with friends and family. Sharing a photo from Google Photos is easy – here’s how:

– Open the app
– Tap on the image or video you want to share
– Tap on the ‘share’ icon (a square with an arrow pointing upwards)
– Choose where you want to share your photo/video (such as social media, text message, email etc.)

You can also create shared albums which allows others contribute their own pictures too.


Storing your precious memories isn’t something we should take lightly. Committing what for many are life-long memories requires trust in cloud services because once they’re lost there is no way getting back those moments. Although there are other options available, using Google Photos provides users secure method unlimited storage capacity at no cost whatsoever. Once uploaded the organising features make it easier access specific images more easily than searching through folders upon folders. With these steps outlined above, storing those special moments has never been easier!

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