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Google Photos: Learn to export pictures, videos offline


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

16th Nov, 2020. 01:06 pm
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Google Photos had announced to end the free unlimited photos and video uploading by 2021. All photos and videos will count towards the 15GB limit very soon.

In case, if you don’t want to pay the price of 100GB storage on Google Photos, then you might want all your data from Google. For this, you will have to visit the Google Takeout site. Have a look to know more about it.

What is Google Takeout?

Google Takeout is basically a service that lets you take all the data that you have stored in your Google account. You can download all your data from here all at once. So, your contacts, Google Drive files, YouTube videos you’ve watched and every other thing associated with your Google account can be downloaded from here.

You are also allowed to select or deselect the dates of the photos you want to export.

Google Photos: How to export photos and videos

Step 1: Make sure you have signed in to your Google account. Now, you need to visit the “takeout.google.com” website to export all your data that Google has.

Step 2: Once the site opens, just click on the “Deselect all” option.

Step 3: Scroll down > select Google Photos > scroll down > click on Next Step.

Step 4: In the frequency option, you get two options, including export once, and export every two months for one year. Google even lets you select file sizes, available with up to 50GB. Once done, press on Create export. Google will then send an email to your account to verify. The message says ‘an archive of Google data has been requested.’

You are also allowed to add your files directly to Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, or Box. Once the process of export starts,  Google takes a few hours or a few days for the complete download, depending on the data limit.

In the end, the search giant will email you that the data is ready to download.

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