Backup your im­ages to Google Pho­tos

Derek Wal­ter ex­plains how to take con­trol of your In­sta­gram pho­tos or other groups of im­ages

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Google Pho­tos is a great way to back up and or­gan­ise all your im­ages, though you still need to do a lit­tle bit of leg­work if you want to cap­ture ev­ery­thing. That’s be­cause An­droid or­gan­ises im­ages that are saved from dif­fer­ent apps into fold­ers. So if you want to save screen­shots, In­sta­gram pic­tures or pho­tos from other so­cial net­works, you need to go through a few steps.

Launch Google Pho­tos, open the nav­i­ga­tion drawer on the left and touch De­vice fold­ers. You’ll see im­ages from all the dif­fer­ent sources avail­able on your phone. Those with the blue icon and ‘up’ ar­row are backed up. Those with the line through the cloud aren’t.

To di­rect Google Pho­tos to au­to­mat­i­cally back up im­ages from your Snapchat, In­sta­gram or an­other folder just touch on the cloud icon, and you’ll see it turn blue. The backup should start right away, un­less you’ve set Google Pho­tos to only do this on Wi-Fi. Along with back­ing up your ex­ist­ing im­ages from that folder, new ones will au­to­mat­i­cally be saved into Google Pho­tos.

To turn off backup, just re­peat the process and touch the cloud icon. The al­ready backed-up im­ages will re­main, but new ones won’t be saved to Google Pho­tos.

Google Pho­tos pulls in all the dif­fer­ent fold­ers and lets you save them to your ac­count

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