July 2019: Google Photos and Google Drive to stop automatically syncing..
Starting July 10, 2019, Google Photos and Google Drive will no longer automatically sync. These changes will let you easily choose where photos and videos are stored across products.
- When you upload or delete photos in Google Drive or Google Photos, changes won’t reflect in the other service.
- On photos.google.com, you will be able to copy your photos and videos from Google Drive to Google Photos.
- Items copied between Google Drive and Google Photos in Original Quality will count towards your storage. Learn more.
- Your existing photos and videos are still in Google Photos and Google Drive.
Download from Google Photos
To download all your items from Google Photos, you can use the Download your data page.
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