Backup your images to Google Photos
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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