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Can I transfer Google Photos from one account to another?

With the popularity of the Internet, people are more inclined to store their data on cloud storage platforms because it provides them with the freedom to capture more photos and videos. In addition, it ensures most convenience to access stored data from any location at any time.

Google Photos is such a platform that provides users with the ability to store photos and videos in both high and original quality, as well as edit images conveniently. So, many users have more than one Google Photos account, no matter for more free storage space, or separating family photos from other pictures. And, some users are trying to move Google Photos to another account from one account, and ask related questions such as "Can I transfer Google Photos from one accoun to another" in many forums. 

The answer is "yes", you can easily move Google Photos to another account. And in the next part, we will show you 3 different methods to help you finish that easily.

How to Transfer Google Photos to Another Account? [3 Methods]

When it comes to moving Google Photos to another account, the following 3 methods are worth your trying. Take a look at them one by one and pick the one based on your specific requirements.

Method 1: Download and Upload

Step 1. Go to Google Photos official website and log in to your first account.
Step 2. Select all pictures you want to transfer. (You can firstly select the first picture in your Google Photos, and scroll the mouse to the end, then press "Shift" and select your last picture.)
Step 3. Click the "Download" button.

Download Photos from Google Photos
Download Photos from Google Photos

Step 4. Log in to your second account through Google Photos' official website.
Step 5. Click the "Upload" button to upload these photos downloaded from your first account to your second account.

Upload Photos to Google Photos
Upload Photos to Google Photos

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

Method 2: Use Shared Albums

Step 1. Log in to your first Google Photos account through its official website.
Step 2. Create a new Album and add 2000 photos to it.
Step 3. Put the pointer on this album, click the three dots symbol (More options) and click "Share album" and type your second account to receive the invitation.

Share Album in More Options
Share Album in More Options

Step 4. Log in to your Gmail account and click the link you have received to view these photos.
Step 5. Select all photos and click the "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".
  • When you add a picture to a second account, any edits you make for the first account are rendered as pixels change.
  • 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 when compared to 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 account directly without encountering the above situations? Read solution 3 to get the answer.

Method 3: Transfer Google Photos to Another Account with MultCloud [Easiest]

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 multiple cloud storage manager tool, MultCloud.

  • Online Transfer: move cloud data to another cloud without going through local hard drive.
  • Speedy: transfer files through traffic data, not the broadband connection. 
  • Powerful: support 30+ leading cloud drives.
  • Flexible: allow to set a schedule cloud transfer, sync or backup task.

You can follow 2 ways provided by MultCloud to move Google Photos to another account. For different scenarios, you can make a different choice.

►File Transfer of Google Photos Account for Same User

If you want to transfer files between two or more Google Photos accounts you have registered, the "Cloud Transfer" in MultCloud can help you easily complete data migration tasks. For example, after graduation, you want to migrate the data in the school account to the newly registered Google Photos 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 the “Add Cloud” tab and scroll down to select “Google Photos” in the list. Then, follow the easy guide 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 the "Cloud Transfer" tab, and 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.


  • 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 the "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 in the background.

►File Transfer of Google Photos Account Between Different Users

In view of this situation, the cooperation of two people is required to complete the entire operation process. If you want to export certain photos to your friends, this method can reduce your burden to a certain extent.

Step 1. You and your friend need to register MultCloud accounts separately.
Step 2. After the account registration is successful, you and your friend need to grant MultCloud access to your Google Photos account respectively.
Step 3. Open your Google Photos account in MultCloud, select the content you want to share, and click "Share", then select the form you want to share. For your data security, you can create a "Private Share" link, and then send the link and password to your friend.

Create a Private Share in Google Photos
Create a Private Share in Google Photos


  • After creating a sharing link, you can view all shared content and sharing types under the path Shares>>My shares in MultCloud.
  • If you share the entire folder, you can set the upload permission of your friend, that is, your friend can change the content in the folder and upload it after the upload permission is turned on.
My Shares
My Shares

Step 4. After your friend gets the link and password, he or she can get the content you share with. Then, he or she can directly save the data to his or her Google Photos account, or choose to download it to the local device first, and then upload it to a cloud drive.

Input Password
Input Password
Direct Download or Save to Cloud
Direct Download or Save to Cloud

Note: If you and your friend have both registered a MultCloud account, you can not only share files in your Google Photos accounts, but also share files between other cloud drive accounts.


You can easily transfer Google Photos to another account following any solutions above. To make it as easy as possible, the third one is more recommended.

As a multi-cloud drives manager, MultCloud supports most mainstream cloud drives like Google Drive, SharePoint, 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 the "Cloud Transfer" feature, it also has the "Cloud Sync" feature. For "Cloud Sync" feature, 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.

MultCloud Supports Clouds

Multcloud Key Features