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Why We Need to Download Video from Google Photos

Google Photos is a free cloud backup storage service for people to store and organize their photos and videos. Thanks to various effective features and a generous 15GB of free storage space, Google Photos has a large user base. Users can upload, download and share images and videos stored in Google Photos with a good network.

Google Photos
Google Photos

However, if the network is interrupted, it will be a little tough to access your videos in Google Photos when you urgently need to watch. In this way, downloading videos from Google Photos to local devices is extremely necessary. Apart from that, there are two main reasons for downloading videos locally.

1. Save the Storage Space of Google Photos. Since June 1, 2021, Google has implemented a new policy that users have to pay for more storage space once they exceed the 15GB of free storage space. If you continue to use the service but don’t plan to buy any premium plan, you are supposed to download some of your data and delete that data in Google Photos to fix the "Google Photos storage limit" issue.

2. Add a Layer of Protecting Data. Due to possible risks such as ransomware, virus intrusion, human error or other reasons, sometime Google Photos lost photos and videos. Thus, it is not safe to only store videos in just one place. In this situation, downloading videos to local devices can be a good way to backup.

How to Download Video from Google Photos to Computer

Due to the portability and bigger screen of computer, people nowadays prefer to watch videos and movies on PC. If people download videos from Google Photos to PC, they can watch them even without the internet connection. Therefore, some people are curious about what is the most efficient and easiest way to download videos from Google Photos to PC.

In this part, there are 3 simple ways for your reference. If you are interested, keep reading.

Way 1: Downloading Video from Google Photos to Computer by its Web App

If you only have a few videos to download from Google Photos, you can directly download them by its webpage.

Step 1: Log in to your Google Photos.
Step 2: Select the video you decide to download to your PC, and then tap the “3 vertical dots” on the right upper side.

Select Videos to Download on Google Photos
Select Videos to Download on Google Photos

Step 3: Press the “Download” button and wait for the process to complete.

Download Video on Google Photos
Download Video on Google Photos

Way 2: Downloading Video from Google Photos to Computer by Using Google Takeout

Google Takeout is a service produced by Google that can take all your existing data in Google account and put it together into just one file which you can download to local devices then. The file is a collection of data, including the pages you have saved, the videos you’ve watched and more. It is a good way to back up your large private data.

Here’s how to download video from Google Photos by using Google Takeout to your PC.

Step 1: Sign in to your Google Takeout by Google account.
Step 2: You can see a long list of options. Since you are going to download videos only, you should tap “Deselect All” on the top right side.

Deselect All on Google Takeout
Deselect All on Google Takeout

Step 3: Scroll down to check Google Photos and choose the folder where your videos are in your Google Photos. Then click on “Next step” button.

Check Google Photos on Google Takeout
Check Google Photos on Google Takeout

Step 4: Now, you are supposed to choose the frequency, file type and destination. After setting well, you could press “Create export”.

Choose File Type, Frequency and Destination
Choose File Type, Frequency and Destination

Step 5: Start the export process by clicking the “Download” button, and then wait for the process to finish.

Click Download in Google Takeout
Click Download in Google Takeout

Way 3: Downloading Video from Google Photos to Computer by Using MultCloud

However, you have to make sure the network could keep good through the download process by using Google Takeout, especially when exporting many videos. If the internet is disconnected somehow, the download process will stop suddenly, which could affect the user experience. Then, in this situation, how to download video from Google Photos now?

Here, you could use the third-party tool, MultCloud, to help you download video from Google Photos. Being a professional cloud file manager, MultCloud allows users to manage 32 popular cloud drives in the market such as Google Drive, OneDrive, Google Photos, Dropbox and so on in only one platform.

With MultCloud, you can operate many basic functions, including sharing all Google Photos with another account, deleting files, downloading data, moving files, etc. By using this technical tool, you can download video from Google Photos to your computer without any worries about the network, since MultCloud can run the process in the background. Now, you may wonder how to do it. The detailed steps are as follows:

Step 1: Create a MultCloud account by email, or you can tap “Try without signing up” to create a temporary account.

Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 2: Click on “Add Cloud” to add Google Photos to MultCloud.

Add Google Photos
Add Google Photos

Step 3: Now, you are supposed to tap “Google Photos” and check the video you want to download. Then, you should click on the “Download” button on the upper side. As mentioned before, you don’t need to supervise the download process since MultCloud will download it in the background even if the network goes down or is interrupted.

Download Video from Google Photos
Download Video from Google Photos

Apart from downloading, MultCloud also has other special and professional features. Basically, if you want to upload from URL to one of your cloud drives, for example, uploading to Google Drive from URL, you could use “Remote Upload” to help.

What’s more, if you want to migrate your videos or photos from Google Photos to another cloud drive, you can use the feature called “Cloud Transfer”, which allows you to transfer from one cloud to another seamlessly.

Meanwhile, if you have a large file to transfer or sync and don’t want to oversee the process to end in front of the computer, you could turn on the function of sending email notification when completing the task. In this way, you could know when the task is finished and check it on your computer then.

Send Email When Task Finished
Send Email When Task Finished

How to Download Video from Google Photos in Mobile

In some circumstances, people don’t bring their computer when hanging out with friends. But they might want to watch the precious video with friends for being happy. So, it is important to learn the way on how to download videos from google photos to iPhone/Android. The method is extremely easy. You can download video from Google Photos in mobile by its desktop app.

Step 1: Sign in to your Google Photos on your phone. If you don’t download Google Photos before, you have to download it first.

Step 2: Select the video you plan to download and press the “3 dots” menu icon to tap “Download”. Then all you need to do is to wait for the process to complete.

Download Video
Download Video

Conclusion

Through this article, you’ve learned the basic and efficient ways on how to download video from Google Photos to different local devices. In a word, if you only have a few videos to download, and the network is good, you could download them by the official webpage of Google Photos. If you have large videos to download, then you could use Google Takeout to help. In addition, you could use the technical tool, MultCloud, to help download videos from Google Photos.

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