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3 Ways to Transfer Google Photos to Another Account in 2021

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Feb. 22, 2021 | 4 mins read

Author Delores


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How to move Google Photos from one account to another easily? 3 free & tested ways to help transfer Google Photos from one account to another will be introduced in this post.

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Why Move Google Photos to Another Account?

If you want to switch accounts, you may need to move all your photos from the old account to the new account. Usually, it happens when you graduate from school or resign from your company; you have to take your personal photos from school or work account to your own account. So, here comes a question on how to achieve moving photos from one Google Photos account to Another. Continue to read on below and you will find the right method.

How to Transfer Google Photos to Another Account?

Solution 1: Download and Upload

Step 1. Go to Google Photos official website and log in your first account.
Step 2. Select pictures you want to transfer.
Step 3. Scroll the mouse to the end.
Step 5. Press "Shift" and select your last pictures.
Step 6. Click "Download" button.
Step 7. Log in your second account through Google Photos official website.
Step 8. Click "Upload" button to upload these photos downloaded from your first account to your second account.

This is the most common way that you could come up with to transfer Google Photos from one account to another. But it's somehow troublesome and needs much of your operation.

Solution 2: Use Shared Albums

Step 1. Log in your first Google Photos account through its official website.
Step 2. Create a new Albums and add 2000 photos into it.
Step 3. Put the pointer on this Albums, click the three dots symbol(More options) and click "Share album" and type your second account to receive the invitation.
Step 4. Log in your Gmail account and click the link you have received to view these photos.
Step 5. Select all photos and click "Add to album" icon to add them to your second account.

Add to Album
Add to Album


  • Make sure that your first account does not set to delete info when doing this operation.
  • Make sure that the upload quality for your second account is set to "Original".
  • Any edits you have done for your first account are baked into pixels when adding pictures to your second account.
  • When a date/time is changed, the changed date/time is also transferred.

The biggest advantage is that you don’t have to download, then re-upload everything to your second account compared to the solution 1. But again, this way takes time if you have many pictures in your old account.

Is there a faster and more convenient way that can help transfer photos from one Google account to another directly without encountering above situations? Read the solution 3 to get the answer.

Solution 3: Transfer Google Photos to Another Account with MultCloud

There is a much easier way to solve your problem, which enables you to directly transfer all Google Photos to another account. Yet, it needs you to rely on a third party program, a FREE professional and reliable cloud manager tool, MultCloud.

MultCloud, as a free online cloud transfer service, which can not only help manage multiple cloud accounts within one login; but also can help transfer files, documents, programs, videos, etc. from one cloud to another directly without using the traditional ways. You can follow below steps to move Google Photos to another account.

Step 1. Create one MultCloud account or you can log in directly with your Google+ or Facebook account.

Create an account
Create an account

Step 2. On the main interface of this tool, move to “Add Clouds” tab and scroll down to select “Google Photos” in the list. Then, follow the easy guidance to finish adding task.

Add Google Photos Account
Add Google Photos Account

Note: To distinguish between these two accounts, you can name the first Google Photos account as Google Photos 1 and another one as Google Photos 2.

Step 3. Add another Google Photos account following the same way above.
Step 4. Go to "Cloud Transfer" tab, select the Google Photos directory where your personal pictures locate as the source and your own Photos account as the destination. Click "Transfer Now" to start moving images from one Google Photos account to another.

Transfer Google Photos to Another Account
Transfer Google Photos to Another Account

If you want to sync Google Photos to another account, you can follow the operations from this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2MrY8IA9z4.


  • The "Photos" directory can only store images, videos and other media files, but not directories.
  • The "Albums" directory can only store album directories, but not media files.
  • MultCloud supports "Schedule" feature. If you want to transfer images regularly, you could enable it.
  • As long as your task starts, you can close the page and even shut download your PC because MultCloud can run your task at the background.


You can easily transfer Google Photos to another account following any solutsions above. If the third solution suits you better, you may find MultCloud has more advanced features.

As a multi-cloud drives manager, MultCloud supports most mainstram cloud drives like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Mega, Flickr, etc. It enables you to link all cloud drives together in one platform and manage multiple cloud accounts (create, delete, copy, cut, paste, rename, etc.) just like in Windows explorer.

In addition to "Cloud Transfer" feature, it also has "Cloud Sync" feature. For "Cloud Sync" feature, it can help sync or back up files from one account to another without downloading and uploading. For example, if you want to sync Google Photos with OneDrive, you can make full use of it.

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