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How to transfer Google Photos to another account?

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Transferring your Google Photos from one account to another can be crucial for various reasons, such as consolidating multiple accounts, migrating to a new email address, or sharing your photo library with family members.

Here’s a comprehensive guide on transferring Google Photos to help you effectively transfer your photos to another account. You can watch the video below or continue reading the article.

Also read: How to select all Google Photos?


Transfer Googe Photos using Google Takeouts

Google Takeout is a handy tool provided by Google that lets users save all their account data into a downloadable file. It’s perfect for easily transferring your entire Google Photos collection simultaneously. Here’s how you can transfer your Google Photos using the Google Takeouts:

Step 1: Open your web browser and go to Google Takeouts. Then, sign in to the account that holds the photos you want to transfer.

Step 2: All the products are selected by default, so if you want to transfer Google Photos, you have to deselect others first. Click on the Deselect all button.

Step 3: Scroll down, find Google Photos, and click on the checkmark box beside it. To view what albums it is exporting, click on the All photos albums included option below the Google Photos option.

Step 4: You can deselect the albums that you don’t want to transfer and after that click on the OK button.

Step 5: Scroll down and click on the Next step button.

Step 6: Now, select the Destination, you can select a destination by clicking on the dropdown menu below the Transfer to option, it will ask you to link the destination services you have chosen from the menu and then you can choose the frequency for exports. You can also choose the file type and size, by size it doesn’t mean that it is the maximum size of data you can transfer instead it is the size of the file it will transfer in one go, files larger than the chosen size will be divided into parts.

After you are done, click on the Create export button.

Step 7: It will start creating a copy of all your Google Photos and it will show you a warning that it might possibly take hours or days to complete the process After the process is complete an email will be sent to you. It is all dependent on the internet speed and the amount of data you are transferring. You can leave the window and your exporting process won’t be interrupted.

You can also cancel the export by clicking on the Cancel export button.

Step 8: I received the mail for downloading the file as I chose the Send download link via email option, if you have chosen the same option then download the file and then upload it to your account.


Final tips

Here are a few tips for a successful and uninterrupted transfer:

  • Check storage limits: Ensure your new account has sufficient storage for all your photos.
  • Backup: Always backup your photos before transferring to avoid loss.
  • Internet speed: A faster internet connection can significantly reduce the time for uploads and downloads.

By following these methods, you can efficiently transfer your Google Photos to another account without losing any of your precious memories.

Also read: How to unsync Google Photos from iPhone?

Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: singhakash95@pm.me

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