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Why Transfer Photos from One Google Account to Another?

Nowadays, people prefer to store data in cloud storage because they can access their data anywhere and anytime. In this way, using cloud drives has become increasingly popular. Google Photos is an excellent photo-sharing and storage service developed by Google. In the past, as long as you set the storage settings to "High quality", you could get unlimited photo storage for photos up to 1080p resolution. However, Google Photos ended the unlimited cloud storage for photos and videos on June 1, 2021.

Google Photo

Besides, to pursue the original resolution and quality of photos and videos, you might choose "Original quality" to store the photos, and this will use storage quantity in your Google account quickly. As more original photos are stored, you may prefer to recreate a new account to enjoy more free storage space. However, how to move Google Photos from one account to another confuses you a lot. Luckily, today we bring 6 reliable methods to help realize the photo migration between two different Google Photo accounts.

3 Advanced Ways: Transfer Photos from One Google Account to Another 

How to move Google Photos to another account effectively. First of all, we will show you the 3 quick ways to backup Google Photos to another account and you have to take advantage of MultCloud.

  • MultCloud is a FREE web-based multiple cloud storage manager that allows you to transfer files between cloud drives like Google Drive, OneDrive, MEGA, Box, iCloud Drive, iCloud Photos, pCloud, WebDav, FTP server, etc without downloading and uploading, logging in and out, or switching accounts so you can easily migrate your photos from one Google Photos to another account.
  • It allows you to migrate all photos from one Google account to another with Filter at once, saving time and effort.
  • Perform automatic data migration between Google Photos accounts, or Google Drive accounts, etc. with Schedule.
  • MultCloud supports cloud-to-cloud data transmission even if the device is turned off

Let's see how to move photos from one Google account to another with easy steps.

You could choose one of the following three methods that are more suitable for your situation to operate.

Way 1. Transfer Google Photos to Another Google Account with "Cloud Transfer"

Can I transfer all my Google Photos to another account? If you do so, you can directly use the "Cloud Transfer" to perform the Google Photos migration.

How to Move Photos from One Google Account to Another in 3 Steps

1. Sign up before using MultCloud, or log in directly with your Google+ or Facebook account.

2. Then click on "Add Cloud" and add your two Google Photos accounts to MultCloud one by one.

Add Google Photos
Add Google Photos

3. Click on the "Cloud Transfer" button on the left tab. Select one Google Photos as the source and another Google Photos as the destination.

Transfer Photos from One Google Account to Another
Transfer Photos from One Google Account to Another

Tips:

  • If you would like to free up space for Google Photos after migration if you hit the Google Drive storage limit, you can hit Options > Delete all source files after transfer is complete to enable it, this is also how to transfer photos from one Google account to another permanently. Besides, you can enable Email and Filter to make it efficient.
  • Furthermore, scheduling cloud transfer is also available in Schedule, so you can automatically transfer between cloud storage services at regular intervals. Please enjoy all advanced features, including Schedule, Filter, and up to 10 threads to transfer, after subscribing.

4. Finally, click on "Transfer Now" to transfer Google Photos to another account directly.

Notes:

  • The "Cloud Transfer" feature is more suitable for transferring folders or the whole storage to other clouds, or you want to free up space for Google Photos.
  • You are not allowed to transfer the corresponding folders to the root directory of your destination Google Photos account. While selecting the target path, you may need to select a subdirectory under your target Google Photos account as the destination.

Way 2. Copy Photos from One Google Photos to Another with the "Copy to" Function

If you want to copy several photos, videos, or folders to another Google Photos, you can achieve the demand with the "Copy to" function.

3 Simple Steps to Copy Google Photos from One Account to Another

1. Please ensure you have added both Google Photos accounts to MultCloud. Then tap your first Google Photos.

2. Select the photos you want to move and right-click "Copy to".

Copy Photos to Google Photos
Copy Photos to Google Photos

3. Choose a folder under another Google Photos account as the destination in the pop-out window. Then click on "OK" to copy Google Photos to another account.

Notes:

  • The "Albums" directory can only store album directories, but not media files. So, you can choose "Photos" as your target directory to save your images, photos, videos, and other media files.
  • Here, you can tick Multi-select to move Google Photos to multiple locations to keep them safe according to 3-2-1 backup strategies.

Way 3. Move Google Photos to Another Account with "Share"

This method is suitable for you to transfer cloud drive data to one of your family members. If you also have this need, then the "Share" function in MultCloud can help you.

Google Photos Share with Another Account with Password Protected

1. Open Google Photos on MultCloud, select and right-click the file or folder, and finally select "Share" > "Share with MultCloud" in the pop-up window.

Choose Share in Google Photos
Choose Share in Google Photos

2. Select the sharing mode, choose Private Share, and hit Create Share.

Share Options
Share Options

Tips

  • In view of the privacy of the file, you can choose "Private Share". This kind of sharing can create a password, and only those who know the password can obtain the file data, which can ensure the security of the data.
  • If you choose Public Share, you can make your Google Drive folder public to everyone as long as they get the link.

3. Hit Copy to get the link and password. Then send the link and password to your family member.

Create a Private Share
Create a Private Share

4. They can open the link and enter the password to get the content you share. Then hit Save to Cloud > Google Photos to share all Google Photos with another account.

Direct Download or Save to Cloud
Direct Download or Save to Cloud

Notes:

  • If your family member does not register a MultCloud account, they only can download the data directly to the computer, and then upload it to their Google Photos account.
  • If they want to save files directly to Google Photos, they need to register a MultCloud account first, so that it is very convenient to share useful e-books or application installation packages among multiple different cloud drives.
  • Smart Share: Share cloud files via public, private, or source mode.
  • One-key Move: Quick data transfer, sync, and backup among clouds.
  • Email Archive: Protect emails to other clouds or local disks.
  • Remote upload: Effectively save web files to clouds via URL.
  • Safe: Full-time 256-bit AES and OAuth authorization protections.
  • Easy: Access and manage all clouds in one place with one login.
  • Extensive: 30+ clouds and on-premise services are supported.

3 Common Ways: Transfer Photos from One Google Account to Another 

Here, we will show you 3 traditional ways used by most people to transfer Google Photos from one account to another.

Way 1. Download and Upload to Send Google Photos to Another Account

Step 1. Log in to your first Google Photos account.
Step 2. Select the photos that you want to transfer.
Step 3. Click the "Download" icon located at the top right corner.

Download Photos from Google Photos
Download Photos from Google Photos

Note: These photos will be downloaded as a zip file. If you want to upload them separately to another account, remember to extract them before uploading.

Step 4. Log in to your second Google Photos account.
Step 5. Click on the "Upload" icon or directly drag all the downloaded images into the second account to upload them.

Upload Photos to Google Photos
Upload Photos to Google Photos

Limitations:

  • This way can help move photos from one Google Photos to another, but the downloading and uploading are really bothering and time-consuming.
  • Besides, the whole process will be affected by the network speed and the volume of your photos.

Way 2. Transfer Google Photos to Another Account with the "Sharing" Feature

Yes, you can transfer these photos by creating a sharing link. There are detailed steps.

Step 1. Browse photos.google.com in the source Google account.
Step 2. Select the photos you want to transfer.
Step 3. Click the "Share" icon located in the top right corner of the display and choose and select the "Create Link" option.
Step 4. Copy the link in the pup-out window and paste it into a new tab.

Create a Sharing Link
Create a Sharing Link

Note: You can also copy this link and share the photo link with others on any other media.

Step 5. Log in to your second account and click on the "Add to Album" button to add them to your second Google Photos account. Then you can view all the shared photos in the "Photos" interface. This is how to transfer Google Photos from one account to another via the built-in Share feature.

Limitation: You have to repeat the process to share multiple Google Photos to another account manually.

Way 3. Send a Partner Sharing Invitation

Step 1. Move to the "Settings" interface of your first Google Photos account.
Step 2. Click on the "Partner Sharing" selection.

Partner Share
Partner Share

Tip: If the Partner Sharing in Google Photos not showing, click to get solutions to fix it.

Step 3. Enter the address of your second Google Photos account and click on the "Next" button to continue.

Select Partner
Select Partner

Step 4. Choose settings in the pop-out window and click on the "Next" icon.

Choose Settings
Choose Settings

Note: In this step, you could choose to share all the photos or just part of them with another account.

Step 5. Click on the "Send Invitation" button in the window.
Step 6. Login to your second Google Photos account.
Step 7. Move to the "Sharing" interface and accept the invitation. In this way, you can view all shared photos from your first account.

Accept Shared Library Invitation
Accept Shared Library Invitation

Step 8. Open up the shared library, select all the photos, and click on "Add to library" to transfer them to your account.

Limitation: Way 2 and Way 3 can help you transfer Google Photos to another account without downloading and uploading, but when you log in to your two accounts at the same time, the Google browser might not figure out which account you are using when operating, thus the operation may be a bit of troublesome. 

Further reading: Can I merge Google Photos from two accounts?

Above is how to transfer Google Photos from one account to another via 6 different methods. Given that most users ask whether they can merge Google Photos from two accounts, here we will talk about this issue. Sorry to tell you that you can't "merge" two accounts directly. Luckily, the MultCloud provides a workaround. 

Its "Sync" feature allows you to sync data between different clouds or two accounts of one cloud, along with 8 different custom options. The "Incremental Sync" will only transfer files that have been changed or newly added. The "Two-way Sync" and "Real-time Sync" means that added, modified, and deleted files in the source directory will be automatically replicated to the target directory. Likewise, the added, modified, and deleted files in the target directory will be replicated in the source directory. Thus, the files in the source and target directories are always the same.

Real Time Sync

📥Download and Upload to transfer photos Go to your first Google Photos account, select photos to download, and uncompress them; Then head to your second Google Photos account, and tap UPload > Computer to select all downloaded Google Photos to upload.
📝Share Google Photos with another Log in to your first Google Photos account, then select photos and hit Share, hit Create Link > Create Link, then hit Copy to generate a link. Then log in to another Google Photos account, paste the link in the browser, then click Join to transfer Google Photos to another account.
📤Send a shared library invitation Please go to Settings of your first Google Photos account, click Partner Sharing, enter your second Google Photos email, choose sharing settings, and hit Send Invitation. Go to your second Google Photos account,  accept the invitation under Sharing, then add all photos to the library.
💽Copy photos to another Google Photos Add both your Google Photos accounts to MultCloud, select photos in your first Google Photos, choose "Copy to", and select another Google Photos as the destination to save.
Cloud transfer Google Photos to another Add your two Google Photos accounts to MultCloud, then use Cloud Transfer to select your first Google Photos as the source, and another Google Photos as the destination, click Transfer Now to migrate Google Photos to another account.
🔄Private Share Go to your first Google Photos account after adding both your Google Photos to MultCloud, select photos and Share, choose Private Share, and copy the link. Send the link to the person you'd like to share, and Save them directly to another Google Photos account.

Summary

After reading this post, you should know how to transfer photos from one Google account to another. Obviously, MultCloud provides the easiest way. The same methods also work for moving Google Photos to One Drive, Dropbox, Flicker, and so on.

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