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Google Photos One Way Sync in 2019 | MultCloud

Photos one way synchronization from one Google Photos cloud to another can be achieved with the assistance of a third party tool called MultCloud. Let’s see how it works.

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Jan 16, 2019 | 4 mins read

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According to Wikipedia, “In one-way file synchronization, also called mirroring, updated files are copied from a 'source' location to one or more 'target' locations, but no files are copied back to the source location.”

Thus, Google photos one-way sync means to copy photos from source Google Photos or Google Drive to another location. The destination location can be another Google Photos or Google Drive account, other cloud drives or local devices. Or the vice versa.

How to Make Google Photos One Way Sync?

We all know that there is a Google Photos app, but it only achieves one way sync between local and Google Photos cloud: upload files from local to Photos cloud or download items from cloud storage to local space.

As for cloud to cloud synchronization, we need the help of other programs like MultCloud, a professional and reliable multiple cloud storage manager.

Next, it will take one way sync photos, pictures, images, videos, etc. from one Google Photos account to another for example.

Step 1. Sign up for MultCloud - Free

MultCloud is a web-based software. Therefore, to make use of it, we only need to create an account of it.

Step 2. Add Google Photos Accounts

Then, add the source and destination Google Photos accounts to MultCloud to include Google Photos in its platform.

Sign in the just created MultCloud account. In the main interface, click “Add Clouds” on the top, slide down and choose “Google Photos” in the cloud brands list. Then, just follow the easy guidance to add Photos accounts.

Add Google Photos
Add Google Photos

Note: Only one cloud account is allowed to add in one time. So we have to repeat the process to add the second Google account.

Step 3. Google Photos One Way Sync

When both Google Photos accounts are added into MultCloud, we can start the one-way sync between them.

Go to “Cloud Sync” on the top banner, specify source and destination with the two Photos accounts, make sure the sync type is “One-way Sync” and finally click “Sync Now”.

Google Photos One Way Sync
Google Photos One Way Sync


  • We can specify the type of this one way syncing by clicking the down-arrow behind “One-way Sync” and select “Other sync modes”. Or, click “Options” on the lower left. There are altogether 7 types for us to choose in the pop-up window: Simple Sync, Mirror Sync, Move Sync, Cumulative Sync, Update Sync, Incremental Backup Sync and Full Backup Sync.

  • 7 One Way Sync Modes
    7 One Way Sync Modes
  • We can also 1 way sync Google photos to more than one destination in one task. Just click “Add More” in the destination area and set more destination clouds.

What Else can MultCloud Provide for Us?

First of all, since MultCloud is an online application, there is no need to download and install its files on our local device to occupy the precious disk space.

Secondly, we can use web-based MultCloud services on all operating systems including Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple Mac, Android and iOS; and all devices like desktop, laptop, notebook, cellphone, iphone and ipad.

Thirdly, MultCloud currently supports around 30 different kinds of clouds including Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Amazon, pCloud and so on, and more in the future. Thus, we are also able to 1-way sync Google photos with those cloud drives.

Finally, besides cloud sync, MultCloud also offers cloud backup, transfer, migration, movement as well as cloud storage management.

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