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What is Two-Way Sync?

Two-way synchronization (or bi-directional sync) is all about mirroring data between two business tools. This means that all newly created records in one application should be immediately (or almost immediately) created in the other application, and all updates to existing records should be reflected in the other application's records.

Ideal two-way sync to map common fields in a way that ensures the maximum amount of data is synced and avoids any circular updates or creation of duplicate records between tools. At present, there are two most common sync methods, namely:

  • Data polling. A data source (such as the Google Calendar Meeting API) is periodically polled for any updates. These updates typically describe records that were created or updated since the last sync. In some cases, you can also get a list of deleted records, so you can sync deletions as well.
  • Web-hooks. It's very similar to the previous type, but you don't check for updates at regular intervals. Instead, you'll be notified of the newly updated app and then perform a sync. This is a more efficient way of syncing, but unfortunately, not many tools support web-hooks.

Why Need Google Photos Two Way Sync?

Google Photos Two-Way Sync
Google Photos Two-Way Sync

Google Photos is loved by many users for its own advantages (smart search, face recognition or automatic classification, etc.). Some users even use multiple Google Photos to store their pictures and video data, such as to separate work (or school) accounts from personal accounts for better management.

Although multiple accounts can gain more storage space and are easier to manage, using multiple accounts to store data will also make it difficult to find and obtain data. In this case, the user can sync the data of two or more accounts in real-time. In this way, when the data in one of the accounts cannot be obtained, the user can obtain all the data from the other account, which is very convenient.

In addition, when a large amount of data needs to be transferred to other accounts, such as when transferring family photos and videos to other accounts, the user can create a folder, directly place the data to be transferred into this folder, and finally sync to other accounts. When two-way sync is enabled, any changes made will be synced to each account in a timely manner.

How to Perform Google Photos Two Way Sync

MultCloud is the easiest tool to sync 2 Google Photos accounts. Currently, MultCloud supports more than 30 mainstream cloud drives, including Dropbox, Dropbox Business, Google Drive, Google Workspace, Google Photos, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, MEGA, Flickr, Box, pCloud, Amazon S3, and even NAS, WebDAV, FTP/ SFTP, Shared with me and Shared Drive, so you can manage multiple cloud storage accounts in one place,

As a professional cloud file manager, MultCloud provides Cloud Transfer, Team Transfer, Cloud Sync, Cloud Backup, Remote Upload and other functions, which can help you transfer, sync and backup data between clouds without downloading or uploading, and even can upload files remotely to the cloud.

To perform quick Google Photos backup and sync between accounts, you need to use MultCloud's Cloud Sync feature. The following is the detailed operation process.

Step 1. First, go to the official website to create an account.

Create an Account
Create an Account

Note: You can select the "Guest Access" option on homepage to create a temporary account without entering your email address. Alternatively, you can log in directly with your Google or Facebook account.

Step 2. Add Google Photos. After signing up for MultCloud, click the "Add Cloud" button, select the Google Photos icon, and follow the instructions to add it to MultCloud.

Add Google Photos
Add Google Photos

Notes:

  • MultCloud does not limit the number of added clouds, and supports more than 30 mainstream cloud services. Therefore, you can repeat step 2 to add your other cloud accounts to MultCloud for free.
  • To clearly distinguish the two Google Photos accounts, you can name the accounts Google Photos and Google Photos 1.

Step 3. Sync two Google Photos accounts. Click the "Cloud Sync" button and select your account as the sync source and sync target respectively. Step 4. Click "Switch to two-way sync" in the middle of the interface. Then click "Sync Now" to start syncing.

Sync One Google Photos to Another
Sync One Google Photos to Another

Notes:

  • After creating a sync task, you can close your browser or device as MultCloud can run the task in the background.
  • To be notified immediately after a task is completed, you can enable email notifications in "Options".
  • If you want to ignore or only sync files with certain extensions, just set the "Filter" before starting the task.
  • To synchronize files in two or more accounts on a regular basis, you can set a specific time in "Schedule".
  • Besides Two-way Sync, One-way Sync includes 7 types: "Simple Sync", "Mirror Sync", "Move Sync", "Cumulative Sync", "Update Sync", "Incremental Sync", "Full Backup Sync".

In addition to syncing the above photos in the Google Photos cloud, MultCloud also enables us to sync files between Google Photos and other cloud drives such as Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Flickr, WebDAV and more than 30 different cloud brands. The steps are the same as above.

Also, if you want to backup from Google Photos to another cloud, you can add the target cloud to MultCloud, then go to the "Cloud Backup" interface, select it as the backup destination, and click "Backup Now". For example, you can back up Google Photos to Dropbox.

Backup Google Photos to Dropbox
Backup Google Photos to Dropbox

Summary

All in all, you'll find that MultCloud makes Google Photos two way sync as easy as possible in the most efficient way possible. With the help of MultCloud, managing all your clouds in one place has become a particularly easy task, as long as you add your cloud drive to it.

In addition, MultCloud provides you with other great features such as Cloud Transfer, Team Transfer, Cloud Backup, and Remote Upload. Cloud Transfer can help you transfer files between multiple cloud drive accounts easily, for example, you can easily do FTP to FTP transfer.

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