Introduction of Google Photos Backup and Sync

Google Photos is a part of Google cloud storage specially provided for Google users to save photos and videos, including family pictures, tour photos, work screenshots, favorite movies, video games, etc.

Usually, it is safe to save data on cloud drive storages. Yet, there are still accidents which may happen to get your files lost, such as ransomware infections, hijack attacks and cloud server failures. Thus, it is also necessary and important to make a backup of cloud drive docs like Google photos.

Google Backup and Sync Photos by Google Backup and Sync App

Knowing that there are needs for users to create copies of their Google photos, Google now have published a desktop app called Backup and Sync specially designed for duplicating files including photos/videos between computer and Google Drive. Let’s see how it works.

Step 1. Download and install it on your Windows or Mac computer. It at present only support computer.

Step 2. Now, let’s get started with its Google drive backup and sync journey. All of your files at your fingertips. Backup and sync safely stores content from your computer in Google Drive.

Google Drive Backup and Sync Get Started

Step 3. First of all, to make use of this app, you need to sign in your google account. If you do not have one yet, you can create from here.

Google Drive Backup and Sync Sign in

Step 4. After signing in, a screen will introduce you with its basic service – continuously backup folders from computer to Google Drive “Computers” tab.

Google Drive Backup and Sync Introduction

Step 5. Next, it comes to Google auto backup settings. Besides selecting source folders, you can also tick “Upload photos and videos to Google Drive”. Then, the pictures and videos including in the source folders will be separately stored in Google Photos tab in Google Drive.

Google Drive Backup and Sync Photos

You can still set the upload size of photos and videos. If you choose “High quality”, the uploaded photos or videos will be compressed within a limitation and saved to Google Photos. Especially, it won’t consume your drive storage space; this is especially useful for Google Drive free users who only have 15 GB in total.

Step 6. On the contrary, you can also sync files, so as Google photos, form Google Drive to your local computer.

Google Photos Backup and Sync

Note: Google Backup and Sync can only select folder in My Drive tab to synchronize to computer. Therefore, if you want to Sync Google Photos, you have to first create a folder (here named “Google Photos”) and Copy or Add photos and videos in Google Photos to this folder. Then, choose this folder as sync source.

Step 7. Finally, click “START” to start the Google backup and sync photos service.

Google Photos Backup and Sync Relying on MultCloud

As you can feel form above process, backup and sync Google photos using Google drive backup and sync is not convenient somehow; and it cannot applied to pad or phone. Luckily, there is another online software called MultCloud which is an alternative to Backup and Sync; it can manage multiple different cloud drives in one place.

Since MultCloud is a web based app, besides desktop, laptop and notebook, MultCloud can also be used on pad and cellphone; besides Windows and Mac operating systems, it can still working on Linux and Android OSes. Without further ado, let’s go directly to how to backup and sync Google photos under the help of MultCloud!

Step1. Create an account of MultCloud for FREE.

Create Account

Step2. Add your Google Drive to MultCloud.

Add Google Drive

Step3. Google photos backup and sync.

Way1. Sync Google photos or videos to other clouds or other Google accounts.

Sync Google Photos

Way2. Transfer Google photos to other place.

Transfer Google Photos

Way3. Copy Google photos to destination cloud.

Copy Google Photos

Note: No matter which way you choose, still, like using Google Backup and Sync, you have to first create a folder (here named “Google Photos”) in My Drive tab and Copy or Add photos and videos in Google Photos to this folder. This is due to MultCloud can only access My Drive tab of Google Drive.


Both Google Backup & Sync and MultCloud have advantages and disadvantages. In extra, MultCloud support to backup or sync Google photos directly to other cloud drives; also, it has much more other functions based on cloud storages waiting for you to explore. Furthermore, MultCloud is a webpage service which requires no download and installation to occupy your device space. Just freely create an account, and you can enjoy its wonderful features!

For Google photos backup and sync, in the first place, you can make use of its own Backup and Sync software. If Google photos backup and sync not working, you can rely on MultCloud to achieve your plan. There is always a solution to problems you encounter!

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  • Cloud Sync

    Sync two clouds or directories in two clouds through two-way sync or one-way sync.

  • Cloud Explorer

    Combine multiple cloud storages into one and manage them like in Windows explorer.