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Why Need to Move Photos to Google Photos?

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Produced by Google, Google Photos is a free cloud backup service for people to store their photos, GIFs, and videos. Users can upload, view, edit, and save photos, albums, and videos in high quality. Meanwhile, Google Photos can recognize faces, which is helpful when finding places, people, and many other staffs in the albums. On top of that, moving pictures to Google Photos can help you in the following 4 aspects.

1. Access Photos Easily. When saving images and videos on Google Photos, users can access and navigate those pictures quickly from computers, Android phones, and iPhones as long as the network is connected, which is much more convenient than the traditional way that users are limited by time and place.

2. Save the Storage Space of Local Devices. Living in such an information era, people are exposed to digital data in daily life. However, the storage space of a hard drive is limited, so people have started to use the cloud that offers much larger space with a good price to save data. Among those clouds, Google Photos is a good place to store pictures and GIFs to save space for local devices.

3. Data Protection. Google Photos is equipped with cutting-edge encryption technology to protect the data. In this way, you don’t need to worry about computer breaking or natural disasters anymore.

4. Back up Data. To avoid data loss because of human error, backing up your pictures to Google Photos could add a layer of data protection. In this way, even though you delete the pictures on your computer and phone by accident, you can still access those precious photos on Google Photos.

How to Transfer Photos to Google Photos from PC | 2 Ways Attached

Whether professional photographers or celebrity fans who like to take photos, people always need to edit pictures on their computer and then share or upload them to Google Photos from a PC, since a computer is better to view images and easy to send large photos. However, people might not know what is the best way to move photos quickly and efficiently from PC to Google Photos.

In this section, there are 2 simple and useful methods as follows. After reading, you can choose the method that suits you by comparing the descriptions of the other method.

Way 1: Moving Photos to Google Photos from PC Traditionally

Basically, you are able to visit the official website of Google Photos to upload photos. And you can follow the steps below.

Step 1: Sign in to your Google Photos from your computer.
Step 2: You are supposed to click on the “Upload” button on the right upper side and then choose “Computer”.

Click Upload to Add Photo on Google Photos
Click "Upload" to Add Photo on Google Photos
Click Computer on Google Photos
Click "Computer" on Google Photos

Step 3: Locate and select the photo you plan to upload on your computer. Then you should click “Open”. After that, you could wait for the process to end.

Select Photo to Upload to Google Photos
Select Photo to Upload to Google Photos

Tip: If you have multiple photos to transfer, you could also drag those photos and then drop them to the interface of Google Photos on the web.

Drag and Drop Photos to Google Photos
Drag and Drop Photos to Google Photos

Way 2: Migrating Pictures to Google Photos from PC in an Efficient Way

If you only have a few pictures to migrate from local PC to Google Photos, follow the traditional way. However, it is very time-consuming when planning to move a great many photos to Google Photos, especially you have to make sure the network is good during the process.

So, migrating pictures from PC to Google Photos via MultCloud is a recommended way, since there’s no need to worry about the network during the migrating process – MultCloud could run and continue the task in the background even if the network is disconnected. For free users, MultCloud offers 5GB data traffic every month and unlimited data traffic for subscribers.

As a professional cloud file manager, MultCloud is specialized in managing cloud drives in only one place. It currently supports more than 32 cloud drives like Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, FTP, G Suite, MEGA and so on, aiming to help manage the data in each of cloud drive effectively.

Here are the simple steps on how to transfer Photos to Google Photos by using MultCloud. And you could read below to learn the detailed operations.

Step 1: Create a MultCloud account for free by your email. Also, you can use your Google/Facebook account to log in.

Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 2: Add Google Photos by clicking “Add Cloud” and give the access to MultCloud.

Add Google Photos
Add Google Photos

Step 3: Now, you should click “Google Photos” and choose a folder, then you need to press “Upload File” to select the photo you decide to move from PC. Next, you could press “Open”.

Upload Photo to Google Photos
Upload Photo to Google Photos

Tip: You could also drag multiple photos and drop them to the interface of MultCloud to transfer photos from PC to Google Photos. During the process, as mentioned before, you don’t need to oversee it, which could save your time and energy.

Besides, MultCloud also offers other special features such as Cloud Transfer to help you transfer from one cloud to another. For example, if you want to transfer Google Photos to Flickr, this feature can meet your need to the greatest extent. By utilizing MultCloud, you can enjoy many convenient and useful features, such as:

  • Direct Cloud-to-Cloud Transfers: MultCloud allows users to transfer files across clouds directly without downloading and uploading, which consumes less time.
  • Scheduled Cloud-to-Cloud Migration: Users are able to make automatic transfer tasks, such as running at a regulated time, daily, weekly, or monthly.
  • Customized Cloud-to-Cloud Transfers: No matter whether you want to transfer entire or partial files between clouds, MultCloud can meet your needs.

In addition, you can also upload files from URL and torrent files to any cloud, such as uploading to Google Drive from URL by the feature named Remote Upload.

Meanwhile, although the speed of the free plan is still fast, if you subscribe MultCloud, there will be quintupled transfer speed when transferring, syncing, and downloading, proper for those who have large files to handle on clouds.

How to Upload Photos to Google Photos from iPhone

When surfing the internet, people may have many screenshots or save many photos of studies and work on iPhones. To free up some of the storage space of the iPhone and back up those precious pictures, you could upload photos to Google Photos. Here are the detailed steps.

Step 1: Start Google Photos on your iPhone and sign in with your Google account.
Step 2: Tap the account profile to find “Photos settings”, and turn on Backup and Sync.

Turn On Backup and Sync
Turn On Backup and Sync

In this way, photos on your iPhone will be automatically uploaded to Google Photos.

How to Transfer Photos to Google Photos from Android

Likewise, you could transfer photos from Android to Google Photos as well to back up your data. Follow the simple steps below:

Step 1: Launch your Google Photos on your phone and log in with your Google account.
Step 2: Click the three-bar icon on the top-left corner to find “Settings”, and then turn on Back up & sync

Turn On Backup and Sync on Android
Turn On Backup and Sync on Android


In this article, you’ve learned how to transfer Photos to Google Photos in 4 useful and simple ways. In a word, for mobile phone users, you could upload photos simply by turning on Back up and sync. For computer users, if you only have a few pictures, you could transfer photos to Google Photos by its official webpage or desktop app.

Basically, MultCloud is more suitable for you when transferring a great many photos from a computer to Google Photos. On top of uploading photos to any of the cloud drives, you could also use the feature of Cloud Sync to sync files from one cloud to another, for instance, syncing Google Photos to Google Drive.

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